About the Business Leadership Forum

The Business Leadership Forum is designed to bring together the leaders of Western New York companies to discuss critical challenges and topics of relevance. Local business executives typically present case studies from their own companies while accounting, legal, insurance, technology, consulting and international trade professionals are on hand to answer questions regarding specific issues. The early morning short-program agenda is efficiently managed leaving time for networking beforehand and after. Past topics have included strategic growth and disaster recovery planning, Marcellus Shale and Economic Growth and, most recently, Maximizing Employee Relationships.

The forum is presented through the collaborative efforts of Lumsden & McCormick, LLP, Insyte Consulting, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, FIFTEEN, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP, Vanner Insurance Agency and the University at Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Comments from Past Attendees

“Very informative, great panelists.”

“Well done - I came away with several points I can use to review and fine tune my own plan.”

“The panelists provided a significant amount of information in a reasonable time period.”

“The opportunity to ask specific questions and get great answers on those was great.”

“I believe strongly in this format and feel it plays well.”