The Business Council of New York State & Made in New York

Made in New York Food and Beverage Manufacturing Summit

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Schenectady County Community College

Love New York

Make New York

Buy New York

 

About the Summit

In celebration of National Manufacturing Month, The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is hosting the third annual Made in New York Summit. This year’s event is a comprehensive summit focusing on New York State’s vast universe of food and beverage manufacturers. A new emphasis in the Empire State is the robust and expanding beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits industries.

 

Who should attend?

  • Retailers
  • Buyers
  • Distributors
  • Restauranteurs
  • Food Processors/Manufacturers
  • Investors/Financiers
  • Entrepreneurs looking to launch food and beverage start-ups
  • Farmers and growers
  • Craft Brewers
  • Distilled spirit manufacturers
  • Wine Producers
  • Cider Producers
  • Bottlers and packagers
  • Marketing firms/Product Developers
  • Transportation and trucking companies
  • Equipment manufacturers/suppliers
  • Those interested in expanding their knowledge of the food & beverage sector

Why YOU should attend

  • Focused Educational Sessions
  • Business Connections
  • Information Gathering
  • Networking
  • Exposure for your business/brand

For more information contact Liz Mancini or 800.358.1202 ext. 332


About The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is the leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Its membership is made up of thousands of member companies, as well as local chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations.

Session Topics

 
  1. Access to Capital – Funding for Planning, Launching or Expanding Your Business

A discussion of traditional and alternative funding options, and grant programs available.

 
  1. Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries and Cideries – New York’s Beverage Boom

An overview and update of the state of the craft brewing, distilling, cider and winemaking industry: current laws, new and proposed legislation, licensing regulations, food serving requirements, NYS travel & tourism initiatives, and what these mean to your business.

 
  1. Workforce Development – Addressing the Growing Demand for Skilled Labor

Every industry in New York State is seeking to fill vacant positions with qualified, trained employees. Many industries such as manufacturing, brewing, wineries, and food manufacturing are particularly impacted by today’s lack of skilled candidates. Very often companies must seek to retrain employees or partner with local colleges to find programs best suited to educate their workforce in various specialties needed to keep their businesses operational and successful. Learn more about the programs successfully preparing the workforce in food and beverage manufacturing.

 
  1. Navigating the Marketplace – How to Get Your Product onto Shelves and into Establishments

You’ve got a great product. Maybe you’ve been selling online and at farmer’s markets and other events and small establishments. Now how do you get it in front of more people?

Speakers

Johnny Evers, PhD
John T. Evers, PhD

The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Lev Ginsburg, Esq., The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Lev Ginsburg, Esq.

The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Carrie Hillenbrandt, CMP, BBL Hospitality
Carrie Hillenbrandt, CMP

BBL Hospitality

Tim Mahan, Wegmans Food Markets
Tim Mahan

Wegmans Food Markets

Amber Mooney, The Business Council of NYS, Inc.
Amber L. Mooney

The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Deb Morris, Barkeater Chocolates
Deb Morris

Barkeater Chocolates

Tom Tomaselli, Price Chopper Supermarkets / Market 32
Tom Tomaselli

Price Chopper Supermarkets/ Market 32

Jeff Vukelic, Saratoga Eagle Sales & Services, Inc.
Jeff Vukelic

Saratoga Eagle Sales & Services, Inc.

Denise Zieske, Schenectady County Community College
Denise Zieske

Schenectady County Community College

Preliminary Agenda

Ongoing Agenda updates and speakers to be announced.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome

 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Session 1

Access to Capital – Funding for Planning, Launching or Expanding Your Business

Moderator:
Lev Ginsburg, Esq. (Bio), Director of Government Affairs
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Kathryn Bamberger, Industrial Development / International
    New York State Department of Economic Development
  • Dan Rickman, Albany Branch Manager
    ‎U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Chet Schultz (Bio), Vice President, SBA Lending Upstate New York
    KeyBank
  • Noa Simons, Executive Director
    Upstate Capital Association of New York *
  • Adine Viscusi, President
    Casa Visco Finer Foods

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Breaks / Visit the Exhibit Hall

 

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 2

Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries and Cideries – New York's Beverage Boom

Moderator:
John T. Evers, PhD, (Bio) Director of Government Affairs
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Elias Barber, Head Distiller
    1857 Spirits
  • Jeremy Cowan, Founder and Owner
    Shmaltz Brewing Company
  • Patrick Doyle, Marketing Director
    Pleasant Valley Wine Company
  • Paul Leone, President
    New York State Brewers Association
  • Nick Matt, Chairman & CEO
    F.X. Matt Brewing Company *

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet in the Exhibit Hall

Remarks
Commissioner Richard A. Ball
New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

 

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Session 3

Workforce Development – Addressing the Growing Demand for Skilled Labor in the Industry

 

Moderator:
Amber L Mooney (Bio), Manager of Government Affairs
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Julie C. Suarez, Associate Dean for Governmental & Community Relations
    Cornell University
  • Denise Zieske (Bio), Vice President for Workforce Development & Community Education
    Schenectady County Community College

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Breaks / Visit the Exhibit Hall

 

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Session 4

Navigating the Marketplace – How to Get Your Product onto Shelves and into Establishments

 

Moderator:
Carrie Hillenbrandt (Bio), Director of Sales and Marketing
BBL Hospitality

Panelists:

  • Tim Mahan (Bio), Group Manager of Dairy and Frozen Foods
    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • Deb Morris (Bio), Owner
    Barkeater Chocolates
  • Tom Tomaselli (Bio), Vice President of Center Store Merchandising
    Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32
  • Jeff Vukelic (Bio), President & CEO
    Saratoga Eagle Sales & Services, Inc.
  • Chelsea Wagner, Local Merchandising Specialist
    Hannaford Supermarkets

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

* Invited

As of September 21, 2017

Sponsorship Packages

  • Display Table
  • 8' Skirted Table
  • 2 Chairs
  • Logo on Website Prior to Event
  • Pre and Post Summit List of Attendees
  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • 2 Discounted Registrations ($99/ attendee)
  • Member $ 750
  • Buy Now
  • Premier
  • 5 minute speaking opportunity & /or Panelist Introductions at Sessions
  • Corporate logo displayed on all Online, Print & Media related materials promoting Summit
  • Display Table
  • Corporate logo in slide show
  • Logo in Program Pre and Post Summit List of Attendees
  • 3 Complimentary Registrations
  • Member $5,000
  • Buy Now
  • Gold
  • Opportunity for Panelist Introductions at Sessions
  • Corporate logo in slide show
  • Logo in Program
  • Pre and Post Summit List of Attendees
  • Logo on Website prior to event
  • 2 Complimentary Registrations
  • Member $ 3,000
  • Buy Now
  • Lunch
  • Tent Cards on all lunch tables with your corporate logo
  • Corporate logo in slide show
  • Logo in Program
  • Pre and Post Summit List of Attendees
  • Logo on Website prior to event
  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Member $ 2,500
  • Buy Now
  • Silver
  • Corporate logo in slide show
  • Logo in Program
  • Pre and Post Summit List of Attendees
  • Logo on Website prior to event
  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Member $ 2,000
  • Buy Now
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Tent cards on all breakfast tables with your corporate logo
  • Corporate logo in slide show
  • Logo in Program
  • Pre and Post Summit List of Attendees
  • Logo on Website prior to event
  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Member $ 1,200
  • Buy Now
  • Refreshment Break
  • Tent cards on all breaks with your corporate logo
  • Corporate logo in slide show
  • Logo in Program
  • Pre and Post Summit List of Attendees
  • Logo on Website prior to event
  • 1 Complimentary Registration
  • Member $ 1,000
  • Buy Now

Summit Attendee Registration Fees

 

Before 10/19/17

After 10/19/17

Business Council Member

$ 149

$ 189

Non-Member

$189

$ 289


Register

For more information contact Maribeth Riley or 800.358.1202 ext. 232

Our Sponsors

  • Gold
    Informz
  • Display
    FuzeHub
  • Display
    Waterloo Container Company

Venue

Center of Ecellence in Advanced & Sustainable Manufacturing, Rochester Institute of Technology

Schenectady County Community College


78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, New York 12305
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