COMING November 28 – An Industry Summit

Optimize public + private planning resourcesGo to Official ST8 Site
Through Collaboration, Best Practices & Industry Clusters

  • Date:   November 28, 2018
  • Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm with optional post summit industry cluster networking 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Location: Holiday Inn Binghamton, Downtown
  • Fee:  $49
  • Hosted by Southern Tier 8  (ST8)   Be a SPONSOR
  • Conference Sponsors  ($1,000 gets conference listing, table + 20 tickets):  Imperium3 NY + see full list at Industry Summit site.
  • Booth Sponsors ($250 gets booth listing, table + 5 tickets): Independent Contractors Alliance Corp. + see full list at Industry Summit site.
  • Non-Profit Sponsors ($100 gets community sponsor listing + 2 tickets): + see full list at Industry Summit site.
  • Likely Takeaways: CEDS Overview; State of Readiness book; State of the Region document; Industry Cluster data; Items optionally provided via Sponsors
  • Main Audience: Private Companies – Executives; Business Development Managers; Supply Chain Professionals; HR; Procurement
  • Secondary Audience: Economic Developers; REDC members; Government Officials & Government Organizations; Academics
  • Context: 1st in a series of “Economic Development Industry Summits / Meetups” to drive performance improvement for the Southern Tier.
  • NOTE: Industry + company data provided will focus on companies operating in the 14 Southern Tier counties shown here

DESIRED  OUTCOMES:  attendees leave with an understanding of:

  • Current state of the Southern Tier with regard to Key Performance Indicators
  • Characteristics of a high performing organization, or region, in a constant “State of Readiness”
  • Action steps to accelerate positive growth
  • Industry Cluster Identification, strategic significance, relevant companies and opportunities
  • General awareness of ST8 CEDS & “Economic Gardening” concepts
  • Success stories from the area
  • General and industry cluster networking

AGENDA (Working Draft) – See official Industry Summit for latest.

  • 8:30-8:50 Welcome – Jen Gregory, Executive Director, Southern Tier 8
    . . . . . . . and MCTom Kowalik, President, Kowalik & Associates LLC
    Mission and new brand name: ST8
    Purpose of conference – awareness / CEDS execution
    Recurring conference – 2019 / 2020 etc.
    Agenda for the day + Thanks to Summit Sponsors
  • 8:50-9:10 Video – Potential of the Southern Tier
  • 9:10-9:40 Keynote Speaker – State of Readiness -Joe Paris, Chairman of XONITEK
    State of Readiness for companies + implication for industry clusters
    Joe’s “State of Readiness” book will be provided to all attendees
  • 9:40-10:15 Current State of the Southern Tier – Jeff Smith, Planning Consultant (x-SVP @ NYSEG)
    . .  . . . . . And Primer to Municipal Resources – Jen Gregory, Southern Tier 8 Regional Board
    Realistic overview of State / National Rankings
    Identification of trends that need to be reversed
    Awareness of the immediate need for action
    Best practices for Economic Revitalization
    Existing models & Current initiatives
    Role of ST8 and similar organizations
  • 10:15-10:35 Industry Clusters – Mike Decker, Owner, ERA Decker Real Estate
    Industry Clusters Defined + A High-Level View of Benefits
    Overview of Southern Tier Data for 3,000 Southern Tier companies
    Southern Tier Industry Clusters  (identified in CEDS)
    Regional Economic Development Use Cases (Private + Public)
  • 10:35-10:55 Networking / Booth visit Break
  • 10:55-11:10 Energy Industry Cluster (clean) – Tom Kowalik, President, Kowalik & Associates
    TEN
    76 West / KSTI
    Overview of Clean / Alternative Energy Industry Cluster
  • 11:10 -11:30 Success Story #1 – Dr. Shailesh Upreti, Pres., C4V & Interim CEO, Imperium3
  • 11:30-12:05  TBD  (? Ty Muse, President & CEO, Visions Federal Credit Union)
  • 12:05-12:15 Regional Portal Introduction + Demo
  • 12:15-12:30 Next Steps – Jen Gregory + Tom Kowalik
    CEDS
    Lunch outcomes re: Industry Clusters
    Future meetings. E.g., Ag
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch – seating by Industry Cluster

Official SUMMIT Concluded. Optional Post SUMMIT Networking

  • 1:30-3:30 Concurrent Industry Cluster Meetings

[Option for each Industry Cluster (IC) to network/present/whatever.]
Ag, Food + Beverage Manufacturng Industry Cluster
(IC Coordinator: Mike Decker)
Energy Industry Cluster (IC Coordinator: Tom Kowalik)

Focused Best Practices

  • Industry Cluster Development
  • Entrepreneurial development
  • Small business growth
  • Attracting Venture Capital
  • Industry Analysis
  • Broad-based collaboration for community development
  • Community Well Being
  • State & local regulations
  • International Sales