2018 Sustainable Business Summit

Invest Today – Lead Tomorrow

May 1st, 8 to 6 pm at Hotel Henry

Lead your company forward with knowledge, ideas and connections. Join your peers, local and national leaders.

The Keynote Speakers

Mark Shima

President of Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar New York America

Mark is a leading international expert on next generation solar manufacturing, and has overseen factories in Oregon and across Asia. He now leads the Buffalo manufacturing site.

Liesl Folks (moderator)

Dean, UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

An internationally recognized expert in nanotechnology and magnetism, holding 14 U.S. patents, Liesl oversees a nationally ranked program at UB that includes approximately 6,000 students.

Bill Ulfelder

Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in New York

With Bill’s leadership, TNC is raising unprecedented resources, investing in cutting-edge science, connecting with new audiences, and increasing awareness of key environmental issues.

Awards Ceremony

Leading businesses will be recognized and will share their sustainability success stories at the First Annual SBR Recognition Ceremony

The Program



breakfast and lunch
plenary presentations by sustainability leaders


4 networking opportunities including cocktail hour with our exhibitors


choose from 4 themed tracks with 16 sessions and 30+ presenters


business success stories at the First Annual SBR Recognition Ceremony


Each ticket includes 2 keynotes,  2 meals, 4 networking opportunities, choose from 16 Sessions, 30+ speakers

Early bird deadline is March 30th, act now to SAVE $25 OFF the $125 ticket price!

The Venue

The event will be held at the historic Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center, at the corner of Rockwell Road and Cleveland Circle, Buffalo, NY 14213

Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center

444 Forest Ave Buffalo, NY 14213, USA

The Sponsors

Visionary Leaders

Change Agents

Sustainable Stewards