Leadership Summit and Vendor Expo
2019 is the year of "TEAM FIRE SERVICE"
Location - The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Fall Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Conference Dates - Oct. 3 - 5, 2019
Expo Dates & Times
Thursday, Oct. 3rd .........................................3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tailgate Party! (welcome reception) ...............4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday, Oct. 4th ..............................................1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ice Cream Treats ...........................................2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
New This Year!
Tailgate Party! - No Team event would be complete with out equipment suppliers and service providers, so join us on the Expo floor as we welcome our vendor with a Tailgate Party!
Wear your favorite sports team apparel as you enjoy good food, fun games and great friends. Games begin at 3 pm, food at 4:30.
Food Truck Friday! - Instead of an other boring banquet lunch we're bringing in Food Trucks. You'll be able to select from a variety of local food vendors while enjoying the company of attendees and vendors.
Maid of the Mist - We hope you'll join us on a Maid of the Mist excursion on Saturday afternoon. Reduced rate of $10 per person
Preliminary Schedule at a Glance
Thursday, October 3rd
7:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Secretary Training 2.0 - Amy Speach & Joyce Petkus
"Developing a Game Plan" - Internal Challenges of a Fire District - Panel
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Treasurer Training 2.0 - Vince Catarina & Joyce Petkus
"Eyes in the Sky" - Drones in the Fire Service
2:45 pm - Law & Legislative Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Vendor Expo Opens
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Tailgate Party! (Expo floor games at 3, food at 4:30)
Friday, October 4th
7:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am - Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speaker
Chief (ret.) John Salka
10:45 am - "Teamwork makes the Dream work"
A Mock Commissioner Meeting - Interactive
12:00 pm - Food Truck Friday!
1:00 pm - Q & A with Chief John Salka - Expo floor
OSC Training Class
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Vendor Expo Floor Open
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Ice Cream Treats
2:45 pm - "Understanding & Using Excel Pivot tables"
Saturday, Oct. 5th
7:30 am - 9:30 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Hot Topics (TBA)
Secretary/Treasurer Roundtable Amy Speach & Joyce Petkus
10:30 am - 12:15 pm - Attorney's Panel
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Maid of the Mist Excursion
Visit Niagara Falls USASeneca Niagara Resort & Casino (4 Stars) (Block closes on 9/3/2019) Connected to the host hotel via a tunnel
Call for reservations on Thursday night - rate: $135 plus $20 resort fee
Friday night - rate: $205 plus $20 resort fee
Group Name: Assoc. of Fire Districts of the State of New YorkWyndham Garden at Niagara Falls (Block closes 9/18/19)Behind Host Hotel ( easy walking distance)
443 Main Street
(716) 824- 8801
Same Rate as Host Hotel
Other hotel options: (within walking distance)
Wingate by Wyndham (3 Stars)
333 Rainbow Blvd
Niagara Falls NY 14301
Quality Hotel & Suites at the Falls (3 Stars)
240 1st Street
Niagara Falls, 14303
The Giacomo (4 stars)
222 1st Street
Niagara Falls NY 14303