Why Choose BUF?

Why Choose BUF?

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Unexpected Buffalo

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“I’m just gonna put this out there: I love my city. And I love showing it off to meeting planners. I love sharing a cup of coffee at a café on Elmwood Avenue. I love concerts at Canalside, wings at the Anchor Bar, sunsets at Wilkeson Pointe, biking the Outer Harbor Trail and relaxing over beers at Big Ditch Brewery. And yeah, I love Niagara Falls.  It’s my go to spot when I really want to impress folks from out-of-town.”

“And when it comes to conventions and conferences, there’s never been a better time to meet in the BUF. We’ve been rebuilding our city with people like you in mind. We’ve got a ton of new hotels and restaurants, craft breweries, distilleries and food trucks. And our waterfront rocks all year round.  Now, I know what you’re thinking – ‘Well, of course you love Buffalo, you’re the Unexpected Buffalo.’ And that’s true, I guess. But I’ll bet you anything if you come to Buffalo for a site visit with my buddy Mike Even and his team you’ll leave loving this place just as much as me.”

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Convention Calendar

July 17-20 Star Swimming Niagara LSC Championships
July 17-19 United Way of NYS UWNYS 2019 Conference
July 18-20 National Softball Association Girls U23 World Series
July 18-21 60 Million Congress 2019 Global Polonia Summit
July 19-20 Horizon Club Tours 2019 Family Reunion
July 19-20 United House of Prayer 2019 Annual Convocation-East of Buffalo
July 19-22 Legacy Global Sports Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy
July 20-21 United House of Prayer Choir
July 22-24 Heatherington & Associates Buffalo Garden Tour
July 24-27 Alliance of Prison Ministry Association & Affiliates 2019 Convention
July 25-30 Five Hills Garden Club Garden Walk Weekend
July 25-28 New Era Cap Baseball Tournament Weekend #2
July 26-29 Annapolis Horticulture Society Buffalo Garden Walk weekend
July 26-28 AAA Northway Wright City Tour
July 26-28 Lowee’s Group Tours Buffalo Garden Walk Weekend
July 27-30 Fantastic Tours & Travel Camp Lennox
July 28-31 NYS Board of Law Examiners Bar Exam
July 28-August 3 Crown Victoria Association 2019 Annual Convention
July 31-August 5 Star Swimming Senior Zone Championship
August 1-8 National Star Route Mall Contractors Association
August 1-3 Western New York Film Festival 2019 Movie Expo and Memorabilia Show
August 8-18 M.W. Hiram Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons 2019 General Grand Masonic Congress
August 8-10 Elite Poker Runs LLC Ray Nuchereno Memorial Poker Run
August 12-17 Squadrons & Shipmates Inc. 2019 USS Wasp & Squadrons & Shipmates reunion
August 18-22 Guantanamo Bay Association 2019 Reunion
August 19-24 Wiremen’s Association WGA 2019
August 19-23 US Customs & Border Protection Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee
August 24 City of Buffalo Reading Rules
August 26-30 US Customs & Border Protection August Meeting
August 30-Sept. 2 Catholic Alumni Clubs International 2019 Annual Conference
August 30-Sept. 1 Sts. Cyril and Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church 45th Annual Macedonian Orthodox Church Convocation
Sept. 3-6 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 2019 Regions 1&4 Meeting
Sept. 4-5 Women Traveling Together NF and Canada Tour
Sept. 5-8 USS Rankin Association AKA-103 2019 Reunion
Sept. 7 Battle at the Border 2019
Sept. 8-9 Country Travel Discoveries NF & WNY Tour
Sept. 8-12 USS Bache Association Inc. 2019 Reunion
Sept. 9-12 71st Transportation Battalion Veterans Association 2019 Reunion
Sept. 10-11 Olde New England Tours MLB Tour
Sept. 10-18 Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association Annual Meeting 2019 Northeast
Sept. 11-16 Sigma Pi Phi 2019 NE Regional Biennial Alpha Kappa Boule’
Sept. 11-15 USS Antietam CV-36 2019 Reunion
Sept. 15-18 USS Gainard DD 706 Reunion Association 2019 USS Gainard Reunion
Sept. 18 Diversity Job Fair
Sept. 18-19 Croswell VIP Motor Coach Services Stopover 1
Sept. 18-20 Visit Buffalo Niagara 2019 VBN Customer Advisory Council
Sept. 19-20 Society for Research in Psychopathology SRP Annual Meeting 2019
Sept. 19-21 USS King Reunion 2019
Sept. 19-22 Beta Sigma Phi 2019 Annual Convention
Sept. 22-23 Croswell VIP Motor Coach Services Stopover II
Sept. 24-25 Heatherington & Associates Lake Erie Circle Tour
Sept. 24-26 NY Association of Convenience Stores 2019 NYACS & ESEA Fall Joint Conference
Sept. 24-27 Interstate Pipeline Regulatory Committee IPRC 2019 Annual Meeting
Sept. 25 Erie County Tax Foreclosure Sale
Sept. 25-28 Zonta International 2019 Centennial Conference
Sept. 27-28 USS Tusk Reunion 2019
Oct. 1-5 USS Severn 2019 Reunion
Oct. 1-4 Nelnet Campus Conference
Oct. 2-4 UB Dental Alumni Association
Oct. 3-5 Shelton Brothers Inc. Festival
Oct. 5-8 Stampede Global Vendor Summit
Oct. 7-11 UB Dental, Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting
Oct. 8-9 New York State Liquor Store Association 11th Annual NYSLSA Holiday Tradeshow
Oct 11-12 Bianco Tours Fall Foliage Stop Over
Oct. 11-12 Conway Tours Fall Stop Over
Oct. 11-13 Star Swimming Can Am
Oct. 12-13 St. Rosalia Church Fall Foliage
Oct. 12-13 Buffalo Grass Roots Medical Cannabis Convention
Oct. 14-20 American Contract Bridge League Regional Tournament
Oct. 16-17 Timi’s Tours Fall Foliage
Oct. 16-20 National Association for Campus Activities – 2019 NACA Mid Atlantic Regional Conference
Oct. 18-19 Alpha Lambda Delta National Leadership Conference 2019
Oct. 18-21 National Federation of the Blind of NYS 2019 Annual Convention
Oct. 20-26 Empire Baptist Missionary Convention of NY, Inc. Empire Baptist Missionary Convention-Annual Session
Oct. 23-27 NYS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Vital Signs Symposium
Oct. 29-31 City of Buffalo Tax Foreclosure Sale
Oct. 29-Nov. 3 Institute for Veterans and Military Families Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship V-WISE
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 Star Swimming ECC Meet
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 Elite Hockey Events Girls Cup
Nov. 3 Turn it Up Dance Challenge
Nov. 7-10 NCAA Cross Country-Division I 2019 Northeast Regional DI
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional Championship
Nov. 8-9 Amherst Skating Club Invitational
Nov. 7-9 NYSPHSAA Field Hockey Championships
Nov. 9 Read to Succeed Buffalo, Inc. WNY Children’s Book Expo
Nov. 11-15 Delaware North Food and Beverage Summit
Nov. 13-17 Velocity Dance Convention and Competition
Nov. 28 YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot Post Race Party
Nov. 30 World’s Largest Disco
Dec. 15 WSA Brands – WSA/VIP American All Star
Dec. 18-22 Star Swimming Invitational Meet
Dec. 31 Independent Health Foundation First Night
Jan. 10-11 Hockey Time Productions Buffalo River Outdoor Classic Tournament Series
Jan. 13-17 Ingram Micro
Jan. 24-25 Star Swimming ABC Meet
Feb. 4-9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men’s & Women’s
Swimming & Diving Championships
Feb. 7-9 Buffalo Niagara Court Center Boys Eden Memorial I&II
Feb. 12-16 SUNYAC Conference Swimming & Diving Championships
Feb. 25 -28 NYS Board of Law Examiners Bar Examination
Feb. 27-29 NJCAA Tournaments National Bowling Championships
Feb. 28-March 1 Diocese of Buffalo-Dept. of Youth and Young Adult Ministry 2020 Diocesan Youth Convention
Feb. 28-March 1 Varsity Spirit
March 6-8 &
March 13-15
Home Show
March 18-19 NACAC
March 20-22 NYC Dance Alliance
March 19-22 NYS YMCA Swimming 2020 NYS Swimming Championships
March 25-29 Star Swimming Speedo Championships
March 25-30 Society of Women Engineers – SWE 2020 WE Local Conference
April 5-7 NUVO Dance Competition
April 9-11 Motorama
April 9-21 Church of God and Saints of Christ 2020 Memorial Feast of
the Lord’s Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread
April 16-19 WNY Cloggers Association-WNYCA 2020 Nickel City Clogging Festival
April 24-30 American Association of Airport Executives International Aviation Snow Symposium
April 24-25 NYS Mothers of Twins 2020 Annual State Convention
April 29-May 2 Multiple District 20 Lions Club of NYS and Bermuda, Inc., 2020 Annual convention
May 16-22 Serving the American Rinks (STAR) North American Rink Conference and Expo
May 20-21 North American Rink Conference & Expo
May 30-June 3 Cooperative Communicators Association CCA 2020 Institute
June 3-6 NY Conference of the United Church of Christ UCCNY  2020 Annual Meeting
June 5-6 Star Swimming ABC Meet
June 7-10 NY Health Information Management Association 85th Annual Conference
June 17-19 Healthcare Association of NYS HANYS Annual Membership Conference
June 27 –
July 4
Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines 2020 Annual Meeting