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2017 Upcoming Events

Labor/Human Resource Webinar Series

All New York employers need to take steps to stay in compliance with changing law or risk enforcement, penalties and lawsuits.

With that in mind, we are re-launching our series of Human Resource/Labor webinars designed to help you navigate this ever-changing landscape.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
New Fiduciary Rule

Information, Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Legislators' Reception
Monday, January 23, 2017

This event is the premier networking event and the biggest of its kind in Albany. All Business Council members are welcome to attend and mingle with members of the New York State Legislature and top New York State government officials. The event will follow meetings of our Board of Directors, Government Affairs Council / President’s Council, CANYS and other Committee Meetings. Invitation / replies will be available by December 1.

Information, Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

MWBE & Small Business Networking Reception
Monday, January 23, 2017
Hilton Albany

Sold out

The Business Council is making strides to increase MWBE membership and participation in our advocacy efforts by helping link MWBE’s with members in government procurement, construction and other fields. To this end, we host a private networking reception for minority and woman-owned businesses and small businesses looking for opportunities and increased visibility. The Reception, held in conjunction with the Legislators’ Reception (above), is supported by sponsorships and is always a sold out event.

Information and Sponsorship Opportunities

Annual Conference on State Taxation
March 8 - 9, 2017
Renaissance Albany Hotel

The Conference focuses specifically on the latest tax issues and disseminates how these will impact business in New York State. It provides the most up-to-date information to New York’s tax specialists. CEU and CLE’s available.

Information, Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

Renewable Energy Conference
A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy
June 27 – 28, 2017
Marist College

This is the premier renewable energy conference on the East Coast. It examines the impact of policy changes on the competitive bulk electric market place with associated impacts on the use, development, and pricing of renewable sources of supply. The Conference opens with a Welcome Reception on the beautiful Marist Campus. There is plenty of room for Exhibitors and Sponsorships, and an abundant opportunity for networking.

Tenth Annual Business Council Member Golf Classic
& Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, July 25 & Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
National Baseball Hall of Fame

This event combines business and pleasure, golf and baseball and camaraderie and competition. Held in July, just preceding the National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions, golfers and baseball fans converge in Cooperstown. After a day of golf, enjoy the veranda reception and dinner with a great baseball Hall of Fame member (to be announced), followed by a private dessert reception in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Sponsorship information and details to be announced.

Annual Meeting
Sunday, September 24 – Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Sagamore Resort

New Format! In order to better fit our Members’ schedules, we will be shifting to a Sunday – Tuesday pattern next year.

Our Annual Meeting is The Business Council’s premier event of the year, and will provide information, inspiration and networking, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York’s business climate and economy.

Success through association! Event sponsorships and exhibits let you associate your brand and products with the prestige and wow factor of The Business Council to:

  • Create awareness of your company
  • Broaden visibility and reinforce your image among New York State’s business leaders
  • Build camaraderie and establish important relationships.

As a sponsor of The Business Council’s Annual Meeting, you have the opportunity to increase your visibility before the top business leaders in New York State. Sponsorships range from our unique outdoor corporate banners, to a wide array of event and activity levels. We invite you to share in this exciting member showcase by taking advantage of one or more of our unique sponsorship opportunities.  More details to be announced.

Annual Environment Conference
Fall, 2017

Held in the fall of each year, this two-day conference is the foremost of its kind in New York State. The conference brings together experts from both the private and public sectors to interact and share the latest information relevant to environmental issues in New York State. The Environmental Committee Chairman’s Award is intended to recognize a specific project developed by an individual, organization, or business which demonstrated a notable contribution in conserving resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, or developing innovative approaches to environmental challenges. Various sponsorships are available.

All of our events offer Sponsorship and/or Exhibit opportunities.
For more information, contact Conference Development at 1.800.358.1202 or


All of our events offer Sponsorship and/or Exhibit opportunities.
For more information, contact Conference Development at 1.800.358.1202 or