Accelerate CNY conference schedule

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration, continental breakfast and networking

8:30 - 9:30 am Workshop Session

Take Your Business Up in a Down Economy (Workshop 1.1)

Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Team Up for Success (Workshop 2.1)

Energy Efficiency-National Grid and NYSERDA (Workshop 3.1)

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Green Building (Workshop 4.1)

One NYS CLE credit is available for this session. See instructions

9:30 - 9:40 am Break

9:40 - 10:40 am Workshop

Secrets of Success (Workshop 1.2)

TWI: The Key to Standard Work (Workshop 2.2)

New York State Environmental Investment Program (Workshop 3.2)

Tapping the Technology Talent Pipelines (Workshop 4.2)

10:40 - 11:00 am Discussion Break

11:00 - 12 noon Workshop

Opening Doors to Federal Procurement Opportunities (Workshop 1.3)

Green Supply Chain (Workshop 2.3)

Growing Clean Tech Businesses in Central New York (Workshop 3.3)

OCIDA Green Building tax Credits for Developers (Workshop 3.4)

Cutting Edge Innovations at NY Universities (Workshop 4.3)

Business Growth Track

Take Your Business Up in a Down Economy (Workshop 1.1)

8:30 - 9:30 am

Business growth is challenging, but not impossible in a down economy. Learn the 10 things you'll want to do or consider right now. Combining strategic thinking with smart use of marketing and sales resources, you can help your company survive the downturn and position for greater success when the upturn begins. You'll walk away with strategic options and marketing tactics to drive short term results, leverage unseen opportunities, and create new growth areas for the future.


Sean Branagan

President, Communigration, Inc.

Secrets of Success (Workshop 1.2)

9:40 - 10:40 am

Two local manufacturers will share their best practices for business growth. Strategies include targeting new markets, diversifying product offerings, developing new partnerships, "going green", and even changing the business name. Learn how these strategies redefined their focus, attracted more customers, and opened new national and international markets.

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