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For Release — July 30, 2018

Business Council highlights 2018 Business & Education Forum

Inaugural forum focusing on enhancing the talent pipeline will be held in Amherst, NY, featuring a keynote address from former U.S. Secretary of Education and President & CEO of The Education Trust, Dr. John B. King, Jr.

AMHERST, N.Y.—The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today announced details of the 2018 Business and Education Forum, an inaugural event designed to bring educators and business under one roof to discuss ways to bridge the talent gap and ensure New York businesses have access to the workforce they need.

The event, being held at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara in Amherst, NY (Thursday, August 16) features a keynote address from former U.S. Secretary of Education and President & CEO of The Education Trust, Dr. John B. King, Jr.

“This one-of-a-kind event, born out of the need to address the critical skills gap impacting workers and employers across the state, will bring together the best minds in industry, academia and government to come up with solutions and public policy goals aimed at ensuring a better future for New York’s children and businesses,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “We are so pleased to have such dynamic speakers, including Dr. John B King, Jr., and New York State Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon, who recognize the critical need for this discussion and are prepared to engage in a robust conversation to move New York forward.”

The event begins at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 16 and concludes at 3:00 p.m. the same day. Business Council members and non-members looking to attend may register here.

Members of the media hoping to cover the event should contact The Business Council’s Director of Communications, Zack Hutchins, no later than Monday, August 13.

A full agenda, including speaker bios, is available here.

Additional speakers (listed alphabetically)