Annual Events

Education and Networking for a Better New York

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. Business Council members can take advantage of many events scheduled throughout the year, all providing opportunities for networking, education, sponsorships - and the promotion of your business. Please note that these events listed below are our "Annual Events" that happen every year. We also have several other events throughout the year including committee meetings, forums, etc. that can be found on our Upcoming Events Calendar. 


2020 Legislators' Reception

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Albany Capital Center

Held in January at the start of the legislative session, this event is the premier networking event for our members 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. 


Annual Conference on State Taxation - Cancelled

Wednesday, February 26 - Thursday, February 27, 2020

Renaissance Albany Hotel, Albany

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.


DC Fly-In - Cancelled

Monday, April 20 - Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Washington, DC

Join Business Council staff and fellow members for a day of meetings with members of Congress, federal policy experts, Presidential administration officials, and US Chamber representatives. Attendees are welcome to fly-in early and meet with their own representatives (please note: The Business Council will not be scheduling these meetings for attendees).


Business and Education Forum

Thursday, May 28 - Friday, May 29, 2020

Wegmans Conference Center, Rochester

The spring 2020 Business and Education Forum will be an opportunity for the State's business leaders to discuss ways in which business and industry can best engage on issues from policy to programs affecting the talent pipeline. 


Renewable Energy Conference

A Leadership Forum on Energy Policy

Tuesday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Marist College, Poughkeepsie

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.


13th Annual Business Council Member Golf Classic

& Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, July 21 & Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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. 


2020 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 23 - Friday September 25, 2020

The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing

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. 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 and build camaraderie and establish important relationships.


2020 Annual Environment Conference

Fall, 2020

Saratoga Springs

This 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.


2021 Government Affairs Planning Session

December, 2020

Renaissance Albany Hotel, Albany 

A key date in our annual advocacy cycle, this session will be a preview of issues to be addressed in the 2021 legislative session, and includes briefings from Business Council staff on our proposed legislative agenda for the next year.


Labor/Human Resource Webinar Series

Various dates throughout the year

Outstanding education opportunities without leaving your desk! The convenience and flexibility of our webinars enable you to get the valuable information you need to be successful in your job, reduce travel expenses, and maintain consistent levels of productivity by eliminating time out of the office.