More than 60 representatives from Buffalo and Niagara based organizations gathered on June 6, 2023 in Buffalo for the first stakeholder engagement meeting for the World Canals Conference, coming to Buffalo September 21-25, 2025.
Attendees learned about conference opportunities and shared their ideas for programming, events, tours, and outreach. Additional stakeholder engagement sessions will take place later this year.
The conference is being hosted by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, and Visit Buffalo Niagara.
The conference hosts are now accepting proposals for a meeting planner and event management consultant to provide logistical support and coordination; registration services; exhibition and vendor management; pre- and post-conference event and tour coordination; technical coordination; and planning support and advisement. Deadline for applications is July 28, 2023.
Further information about available positions and to submit a proposal visit their website.