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Business Opportunities in China

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, networking & lunch; 12 noon program
Cost: $35
Location: Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, 5 Computer Drive South, Albany
Register online or call 518.431.1400

Alex Zhang, partner, UHY LLP, will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities to conducting business in China, and tax planning considerations. In addition, learn how China has become a market destination.

Afterward, Ming Yuan, a representative of Jiangsu Province of China in the USA, will provide perspectives on the trends in the Chinese economy and how his office in Albany can help you to succeed in China. Jiangsu has the highest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of all Chinese provinces.

Corporate Sponsor: UHY

Québec – New York: Regional Partners in Economic Development and Innovation

Monday, April 7th, 2014

In partnership with Center for Economic Growth

3:30pm-5pm
Empire State Plaza Convention Center- meeting room 7
Please register by email to: RSVPNY.econo@mri.gouv.qc.ca

 

Annual bilateral trade between Québec and New York stands at $7.5 billion dollars.  Anchored by this long standing economic relationship, Québec and New York are leveraging their unique cross-border resources to build-out key economic and R&D corridors in strategic areas of innovation including nanotechnology, electric transportation and associated technologies.

Please join our panel of experts as we contextualize this relationship and explore future areas of cross-border collaboration.

 Agenda

Overview of Québec’s commercial and R&D relationship with New York”- Dominique Poirier, Québec Delegate General in NY

“North Country- Strategic transport and logistical hub for Québec & New York”- Garry Douglas, President & CEO, North Country Chamber of Commerce

Tech Valley and the innovation boom New York State F. Michael Tucker, President & CEO, Center for Economic Growth

Panel 1-Fueling Electric Vehicle Adoption” - smart grid & electric transport technologies to promote EV adoption and energy efficiency in the region

Panelists:

Chantal Guimont, Director of Strategic Planning and Electric Transportation, Hydro-Québec
Louis Tremblay, President, AddÉnergie
Dr. William P. Acker,
Executive Director, NY-BES+
NYPA

Panel 2- “Strengthening the Tech Valley”- widening R&D collaboration between Québec and NY in nanotechnology/micro-electronics

Moderator: Kimberly G. Finnigan, Esq., Attorney, Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

Panelists:

Tony Collins, President, Clarkson University
Normand Bourbonnais, CEO, Center for Collaboration MiQro Innovation, C2Mi
Dolores Martinez, Director of Scientific Affairs, Nano Québec
Nick Viggiani, Assistant Vice President for Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

A reception will follow the seminar at the Legislative Office Building from 5:00-7:00 PM.

CEG 18th Annual Technology Innovation Awards Luncheon

Monday, March 31st, 2014

CEG Presents
18th Annual Technology Innovation Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Century House, Latham

About the Awards
 
CEG’s Technology Awards Luncheon honors Tech Valley’s most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals, and recognizes the convergence and diversity of technology industries making great strides in the region, including nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, advanced materials and alternative energy.


Don’t Miss out – Submit a Nomination Today!

CEG is currently seeking stories for Award Recognition from both Technology Companies and Individuals working in the Capital Region’s technology community.

Do you work for or know of an Award Winning Company or Individual? Tell us your story. Award Winners will be recognized in front of hundreds of Tech Valley leaders at an awards luncheon and profiled in a Times Union insert sent to nearly 100,000 subscribers, published on the day of the event. 

Applications available here. Deadline for submission: April 30th, Noon

Sponsorships available. Contact Kimberley Belleville at kbelleville@ceg.org or 518-465-8975.

Lean Accounting- One Day Public Class

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

8:00am – 4:00pm

Traditional accounting systems create significant “false-negative” reporting distortions that can impede further progress in a lean business. To sustain a lean transformation, top executive and financial managers must know how to transform routine accounting practices to a new system that not only is lean itself but also supports lean practices.

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14th Annual SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Save the Date! May 14-15, 2014
The Desmond | Albany, NY

The SmartStart UNYTECH Venture Forum is a collaboration of the Center for Economic Growth and UNYTECH (Upstate New York Technology Group), a collaborative effort among leading research institutions, venture firms, economic development organizations and service providers in Upstate New York.

For more information on this annual event visit www.smartstartvf.org.

January Power Breakfast – Economic Development

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

CEG Sponsored Event

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

What’s Next for the Capital Region?

With talk of casinos, aquariums, downtown growth, public-private partnerships, and the need for infrastructure, this first Power Breakfast of 2014 will be a compelling discussion of eceonomic development in the Region.

Featuring Panelists:

Kathy Sheehan, Mayor, City of Albany

Michael Hickey, Executive in Residence/Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Siena College and 2014 Board Chair – Center for Economic Growth

Margaret Tobin, Executive Director, New York Works Task Force

 

  • When:7:30am-9:00am
  • Where: Hilton Albany

    40 Lodge Street Albany NY 12207

  • Suggested Dress: Business Casual

Register online

2014 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Conference (ACM), a joint effort between the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer and Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

April 22-23, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, New York.

This conference is the premier event in New York and Western New England devoted to disseminating new technologies and research and development findings related to advanced manufacturing.

The conference will begin on the morning of April 22 with a Solutions Forum, RPI facility tours, and access to posters and exhibits.  Three tracks of technical- and business-related workshops will be held in the afternoon followed by the official poster session and a plated dinner with a distinguished keynote speaker.  Day-long technical and business sessions in three tracks take place the following day, April 23.

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Venture Bplan Series

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Venture Bplan is designed for entrepreneurs to gain visibility in front of the region’s investors and the early stage business community. The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first public appearance. Two businesses are selected monthly to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and the general public at each meeting. Following a 15 minute Power Point presentation, the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:00 – 8:30 Presenter 1 with Q&A from Panelist
8:30 – 9:00 Presenter 2 with Q&A from Panelist
9:00 – 9:30 Networking

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Venture Bplan Series

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Venture Bplan is designed for entrepreneurs to gain visibility in front of the region’s investors and the early stage business community. The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first public appearance. Two businesses are selected monthly to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and the general public at each meeting. Following a 15 minute Power Point presentation, the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:00 – 8:30 Presenter 1 with Q&A from Panelist
8:30 – 9:00 Presenter 2 with Q&A from Panelist
9:00 – 9:30 Networking

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Venture Bplan Series

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Venture Bplan is designed for entrepreneurs to gain visibility in front of the region’s investors and the early stage business community. The forum is a great place for newly formed start-up companies to make their first public appearance. Two businesses are selected monthly to present in front of a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and the general public at each meeting. Following a 15 minute Power Point presentation, the panel will ask the presenter questions and provide feedback.

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:00 – 8:30 Presenter 1 with Q&A from Panelist
8:30 – 9:00 Presenter 2 with Q&A from Panelist
9:00 – 9:30 Networking

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