2017 Annual Meeting

September 24 - 26, 2017

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The Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, New York

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We are excited to announce plans for our Annual Meeting at The Sagamore Resort. September in the Adirondacks is often described as the most beautiful time of the year, filled with warm days, cool nights. Our Annual Meeting is The Business Council’s premier event of the year, providing information, inspiration and entertainment, creating a one-of-a-kind forum focusing on improving New York’s business climate and economy.

Opening Keynote

Gabrielle Bosché

Gabrielle Bosché, America's Millennial expert

Speakers

  • Fred Akshar, New York State Senate

    Frederick J. Akshar, II

    Senator
    New York State Senate
  • Kenneth Daly, National Grid

    Kenneth Daly

    President
    National Grid New York
  • Josh Gold, Uber

    Josh Gold

    Senior Policy Manager
    Uber
  • Adam Greenberg, Warby Parker

    Adam Greenberg

    Warby Parker
  • Jesse Hamilton, New York State Senate

    Jesse Hamilton

    Senator
    New York State Senate
  • Sean Hickey, Rose & Kiernan, Inc.

    Sean L. Hickey, CPCU, RPLU, ARM

    Senior Vice President, Property & Casualty Practice Leader
    Rose & Kiernan, Inc.
  • Amanda Horne, FIRST Alumni

    Amanda Horne

    FIRST Alumni
  • Pamela J. Hunter, New York State Assembly

    Pamela J. Hunter

    Assemblywoman
    New York State Assembly
  • Brooke A. Manrique, SI Group

    Brooke A. Manrique

    Vice President of Global Human Resources & Communications
    SI Group
  • Christopher Nulty, Airbnb

    Christopher Nulty

    Head of Public Affairs for the Americas
    Airbnb
  • Robert Popovian, Pfizer Inc

    Robert Popovian, Pharm.D., MS.

    Vice President, US Government Relations
    Pfizer Inc
  • Kolel Pryor, FIRST Alumni

    Kolel Pryor

    FIRST Alumni
  • Robert (Bob) H. Samson, NYS Office of Information Technology Services

    Robert (Bob) H. Samson

    Chief Information Officer
    New York State Office of Information Technology Services
  • Jesse Schultz, Warby Parker

    Jesse Schultz

    Senior Manager of Social Innovation
    Warby Parker
  • Beth Smith, IBM Watson Al

    Beth T. Smith

    General Manager
    IBM Watson Al
  • Steven J. Spano, CIS

    Steven J. Spano

    Brigadier General, USAF (Ret.)
    President and Chief Operating Officer
    CIS (The Center for Internet Security)
  • Mary Beth Walsh, New York State Assembly

    Mary Beth Walsh

    Assemblywoman
    New York State Assembly

 

Agenda (Print Agenda)

Ongoing Agenda updates and speakers to be announced.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open
Sponsored by Xerox Corporation

12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Golf **
Sponsored by CHA Consulting, Inc.
Buffet Lunch Available beginning at 11:45 a.m.

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Sightseeing Boat Cruise

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Kayaking
Sponsored by Con Ed Solutions

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Set Up

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Board Investment Committee Meeting *

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Board Joint Audit & Finance / Executive Committee Meeting *

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

New Member Reception

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

President's Reception
Food Stations / Reception Format
Dessert Station
Sponsored by National Fuel Gas Company

Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open
Sponsored by Xerox Corporation

7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open
Networking Lounge and Prize Display
Sponsored by: Hannaford Supermarkets

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Board Membership Committee Breakfast *

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Chamber of Commerce Executives Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet
Sponsored by O'Brien & Gere

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote
Gabrielle Bosché (Bio)
The Millennial Solution

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

How IBM’s Watson is Changing the Future of Health Care, Education and Business

Beth T. Smith (Bio)
General Manager, IBM Watson Al

IBM Corporation

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibitors
Sponsored by Deloitte LLP

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

ITS and Innovation in New York State

Robert (Bob) H. Samson (Bio)
Chief Information Officer
New York State Office of Information Technology Services

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Future of Health Care Delivery, Innovation & Payment

Robert Popovian, Pharm.D., MS (Bio)
Vice President,U.S. Government Relations
Pfizer Inc

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

FIRST Robotics Presentation

Kenneth Daly (Bio)
President
National Grid New York

Amanda Horne (Bio)
FIRST Alumni

Kolel Pryor (Bio)
FIRST Alumni

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch / Visit the Exhibitors
Sponsored by International Paper

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cart
Sponsored by Hodgson Russ LLP

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Legislators’ Roundtable

Moderator: Kenneth Pokalsky (Bio)
Vice President, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Honorable Frederick J. Akshar, II (Bio), New York State Senate
  • Honorable Jesse Hamilton (Bio), New York State Senate
  • Honorable Pamela J. Hunter (Bio), New York State Assembly
  • Honorable Mary Beth Walsh (Bio), New York State Assembly

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

2018 Legislative Preview

Kenneth J. Pokalsky
Vice President
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits
Sponsored by National Grid

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting *

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cyber Security: What New York Businesses Need to Know

Steven J. Spano, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret.) (Bio)
President and Chief Operating Officer
CIS (Center for Internet Security
)

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Cyber Security Insurance Solutions / Concepts

Sean L. Hickey, CPCU, RPLU, ARM (Bio)
Senior Vice President, Property & Casualty Practice Leader
Rose & Kiernan, Inc.

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Beyond Diversity, Building a Multigenerational Culture

Brooke A. Manrique (Bio)
Vice President of Global Human Resources & Communications
SI Group

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Dinner
Wine Sponsored by Harris Beach, PLLC

  • Anniversary Awards
  • Member of the Year Award
  • Chamber of the Year Award
  • Corning Award

9:30 - 11:00 p.m.

Hospitality
Sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

5-K Run
Sponsored by Con Ed Solutions

7:00 a.m. - Noon

Registration Open
Sponsored by Xerox Corporation

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Exhibits Open
Networking Lounge and Prize Display
Sponsored by: Hannaford Supermarkets

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet
Sponsored by BlueRock Energy, Inc.

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Board Education / Workforce Development Committee Breakfast *

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

President's Report
Annual Meeting of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Election of Directors

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

The Future of Mobility

Josh Gold (Bio)
Senior Policy Manager
Uber

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibits
Sponsored by MVP Health Care

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The Future of Business: How Airbnb is Changing the Game

Christopher Nulty (Bio)
Head of Public Affairs for the Americas
Airbnb

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Innovations in Expanding Vision Care Access in New York

Adam Greenberg (Bio)
Head of Legal and Public Policy

Jesse Shultz (Bio)
Senior Manager of Social Innovation
Warby Parker

11:30 a.m.

Conclusion / Wrap Up / Grand Prize Drawing

* Board Members Only
** Additional Fees of $120/person are required

Session titles subject to change.
As of September 21, 2017

Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities

Success through association!

Event sponsorships 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

Our members hail from all across the state and represent all industries — no other organization in the state has as broad a reach or caliber of members as we do. Business Council members are here to expand, promote and conduct business — the perfect atmosphere for your marketing.

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.

Have a unique sponsorship idea? An “Annual Meeting beverage”, name your station, bonfire and s’mores…contact Maribeth Riley to discuss.

To become a sponsor, contact Maribeth Riley at Maribeth.Riley@bcnys.org or at 518.465.7511.

  • Dinner (Monday)

    Sponsor - $25,000

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  • Hotel Key

    Sponsored by
    Aetna

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  • Reception (Monday)

    Sponsored by
    Anheuser-Busch

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  • Opening Keynote

    Sponsor - $7,500

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  • Registration

    Sponsored by
    Xerox

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  • Lunch

    Sponsored by
    International Paper

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  • A/V

    Sponsor - $4,500

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  • Wine @ Dinner

    Sponsored by
    Harris Beach PLLC

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  • Hospitality Monday

    Sponsored by
    Eastman Kodak Company

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  • Breakfast *

    Sponsor - $3,000

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  • Session

    Sponsor - $3,000

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  • Event App

    Sponsored by
    J.P. Morgan

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  • Premier Exhibitor

    $3,000

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  • Standard Exhibitor

    $2,500

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  • Networking Lounge

    Sponsored by
    Hannaford Supermarkets

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  • 5K Run

    Sponsored by
    Con Ed Solutions

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  • Refreshment Break

    Sponsored by
    Deloitte, National Grid & MVP Health Care

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  • Golf

    Sponsored by
    CHA

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  • One Banner

    $2,000

    Two Banners

    $3,500

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  • Ben & Jerry's Cart

    Sponsored by
    Hodgson Russ LLP

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*Multiple sponsorships available

Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Sponsorship Levels

Premier

$30,000

Platinum

$25,000

Gold

$20,000

Silver

$15,000

Bronze

$10,000

Champion

$ 5,000

Ambassador

$ 3,500

 

Outdoor Banners

Banner

$2,000

Two Banners

$3,500

Chamber of Commerce

Lawn Sign

$300

Two Lawn Signs

$500

Event Sponsorships

Dinner (Monday)

$25,000

Hotel Key

Sold out

Reception (Monday)

Sold out

Opening Keynote

$ 7,500

Registration

Sold out

Lunch

Sold out

Dessert Station (Sunday)

Sold out

Wine (Sunday)

$ 4,500

Wine @ Dinner

Sold out

A/V

$ 4,000

Hospitality (Monday)

Sold out

Breakfast *

$ 3,000

Networking Lounge

Sold out

Session

$ 3,000

Mobile App

Sold out

Food or Drink Station (Sunday) *

$ 3,000

Golf Sponsor

Sold out

5K Run

Sold out

Refreshment Breaks *

Sold out

Kayaking

Sold out

Ben & Jerry's Cart

Sold out

* multiple sponsorships available


Exhibit Opportunities

We will provide you with the opportunity to get your company’s message to the decision makers of some of the largest and most influential employers in New York State. Exhibitors receive complimentary Annual Meeting Registration, plus up to two discounted registrations. Our event Breakfast, Refreshment Breaks and Receptions are held in the Exhibit Area (main hallway of the conference center). And, you get access to pre-and-post Conference Attendee lists.

Exhibit Standard Booth

Standard Table
$2,500

Premium Booth Space - $3,000

Premier Table
$3,000

To become an exhibitor, contact Sara McDonnell at sara.mcdonnell@bcnys.org or at 518.465.7511.

Registration Fees

Don’t miss being a part of this event! Join us September 24 – 26, 2017, at The Sagamore Resort! Call 800.358.1202 for more information.

 
Before
9/15/17
After
9/15/17
Board Member
$595
$675
Member
$595
$675
Non Member
$695
$775
Spouse
$395
$425
Chamber Executive
$395
$425
Golf Tournament
$120
$120


Register on site

You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to participate in our golf tournament or other activities

You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee per registration. If you need to cancel less than seven days prior, you may: 1) send a substitute; or 2) receive a non-refundable credit voucher good for any Business Council event valid for up to one full year.

Prize Program

A popular feature of the Annual Meeting is our Prize Program, which gives attendees the chance to win items donated by member companies. The Prize Program has awarded hundreds of gifts to fellow Business Council members over our long history. Your company will be recognized for its contribution in our printed materials.

Prizes may be an item or product you make, a special certificate or gift basket. Certificate and cash donations are acceptable.

Please consider donating an item to this year’s Prize Program. Contact Sara McDonnell at sara.mcdonnell@bcnys.org or call 800.358.1202.

Corning Award for Excellence

Brian McMahon
Executive Director
New York State Economic Development Council

Brian McMahon, NYSEDCBrian McMahon has served as the full time Executive Director of the New York State Economic Development Council since January 1, 2000. Prior to that he served as the Director of Economic Development and Manufacturing for The Business Council of New York State, Inc, New York State’s primary business lobby organization.

NYSEDC is the principal organization representing more than 900 economic development professionals, which include the leadership of Industrial Development Agencies, Empire Zones, Local Development Corporations, commercial and investment banks, underwriters, bond counsels, utilities, chambers of commerce and private corporations. The purpose of NYSEDC is to promote the economic development of the state and its communities; encourage sound practices in the conduct of regional and statewide development programs; and, develop education programs that enhance the professional development skills of NYSEDC members.

A key mission of NYSEDC is to develop Best Practices for local economic development organizations.

Brian McMahon is a director of the New York Business Development Corporation and is a past director of the Council of Development Finance Agencies. He has also has served on numerous community boards, including the Wilton Wild Life Park and Preserve and the Albany YMCA. Brian was appointed by Governor Cuomo to serve on the Chairman’s Committee overseeing the Regional Economic Development Councils.

Brian McMahon grew-up in Corning, New York, and graduated from SUNY-Albany in 1977 with a degree in Political Science. He resides in Saratoga Springs, New York with his wife Kim.


2017 Chamber of the Year Award

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is proud to announce the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of this year’s Chamber of the Year Award. The award is given each year to the chamber and leadership team who best demonstrates a commitment to ensuring doing business in New York State is a better experience for their members. Representatives from the chamber will accept the award at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

We want to thank everyone who submitted nominations. There were many worthy candidates this year.


Member of the Year

Rose & Kiernan, Inc.

This year’s honoree is Rose & Kiernan, Inc. Employing more than 150 people in and around Albany’s Capital Region, Rose & Kiernan exemplifies the type of corporate citizen New York is known for. In addition to being a 58-year member of The Business Council, Rose & Kiernan is a long-time supporter of the Council’s Insurance Fund and member of the Council’s board. Accepting the award will be John F. Murray, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Rose & Kiernan, Inc.

Sponsors

  • Hotel Key

    Aetna
  • Bronze

    Charter Communications
  • Bronze

    Corning Incorporated
  • Champion
    Pfizer
  • Registration
    Xerox
  • Reception Monday
    Anheuser-Busch
  • Dessert Station

    National Fuel Gas
  • Lunch Monday

    International Paper
  • Wine at Dinner

    Harris Beach PLLC
  • Hospitality Monday
    Eastman Kodak Company
  • Breakfast Monday

    O'Brien & Gere
  • Breakfast Tuesday
    BlueRock Energy
  • Mobile App

    J.P. Morgan
  • Networking lounge
    Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Golf


  • Refreshment Break

    Deloitte
  • Refreshment Break

    National Grid
  • Refreshment Break
    MVP Health Care
  • Ben & Jerry's cart
    Hodgson Russ LLP
  • 5K Run

    Con Ed Solutions
  • Kayaking

    Con Ed Solutions

Banners

Chamber of Commerce Lawn Signs



  • Business Council of Westchester

  • Rockland Business Association

Hotel Reservations

The Sagamore Resort on Bolton LandingMake your Hotel Reservations directly with The Sagamore at www.thesagamore.com and use group code BCNYS2017, or call 866.385.6221 and identify yourself as being with The Business Council of New York State, Inc. Reservation cut-off date is Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
Link to The Sagamore Reservation page


110 Sagamore Road
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
866.385.6221

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