EVENT PROGRAM

WHAT WILL IT INVOLVE?

The industry summit will be a series of workshop format sessions that will take place several times a year. This series will serve as a platform for increased collaborative effort that removes boundaries and encourages conversation for business & community building. It will include the following objectives:

  • Analyze the current industry state of The Southern Tier
  • Learn industry trends from insiders
  • Share best practices to better your business within your industry.
  • STRENGTHEN our economy in The Southern Tier

EVENT SESSIONS

  • SESSION 1

    The Current State of The Southern Tier

    Explore statistics & municipal resources with Speaker Jeff Smith, Planning Consultant (Senior VP NYSEG, Retired) & Jen Gregory, Southern Tier 8 Regional Board.

  • SESSION 2

    Readiness for Companies

    Expedite your decision-making processes. Hear from our keynote Speaker Joseph Paris, Chairman of XONITEK. Joseph’s “State of Readiness” book will be provided to all attendees.

  • SESSION 3

    The Value of Industry Clusters

    An introduction to Industry Building Blocks [IBB] data intelligence with Mike Decker.

  • SESSION 4

    Developing Coopetition within your Industry

    Tier Energy Network created from Industry Leaders. Tom Kowalik presents how you can do it too!

  • SESSION 5

    Industry Clusters in a local company’s asset-based growth

    Discover why Dr. Shailesh Upreti, President of Charge C4V chose to manufacture in the Southern Tier.   Presented by Cliff Olin.

  • SESSION 6

    Regionalism in Economic Development: It Does Work!

    Hear how Betsey Hale makes it work.

  • SESSION 7

    Regional Collaboration & Success

    Built for IBM families, Visions Federal Credit Union survived and expanded operations across the region. Hear from Ty Muse how Visions was able to adapt and continues to grow.

  • SESSION 8

    ROUNDTABLE FOR PUBLIC AGENCIES

    Municipal leaders will explore strategy development and deployment concepts and approaches with Joseph Paris.
  • SESSION 9

    Guided Networking Lunch Session

    Attendees will select which cluster they belong to and be grouped with others in their industry. Lunch is included with registration.

  • SESSION 10

    Happier Hour

    At the end of the event, there will be a relaxed 'happier hour' with snacks, music, and local beer from Binghamton Brewing Company, Galaxy Brewing Company, and Water Street Brewing

You will be grouped with like-minded individuals within your industry.

The concept for the Industry Summit series is an out-growth of work performed during the ST8 2018 CEDS. Hundreds of Southern Tier stakeholders from private and public sectors contributed ideas to strengthen and promote the Southern Tier.  The Industry Summit emerged as a much sought after and supported concept. All sectors of the regional community supported the development of an innovative approach to leverage regional assets, pool resources, and represent the region as nationally and globally competitive in the global economy.