NYC Events

In a city with a million options, choosing the right event that's worth your time is important. Corporate events should be fun, but also a good place to network. An ideal combination is an event with people that are fun to mingle with so the networking comes very naturally. No one wants to hang out with someone that is being pushy about promoting their own business. If you're having a good time with great people at an awesome event the networking will come naturally making it a win-win for everyone. Here are the top NYC events for March.

March 1st

Queens on the Surge hosted by Commercial Real Estate Women of New York

After seven years of growth, is it time for a slowdown? Or will we just keep rolling along, buoyed by the growth of technology, advertising, media, finance, construction, and real estate? What about tourism? Unemployment? The global economy? Knowledge is power so look to their expert panelists to help you start a new year of success.

March 4th

NYU Entrepreneurs Festival

The annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival is the largest student-run entrepreneurial event in the nation. More than 1000 attendees, 100 speakers, and 50 NYU startups will fill Tisch Hall at the NYU Stern School of Business during this two-day festival. Hosted by New York University, led by students. The NYU Entrepreneurs Festival is the largest student-run celebration of NYU entrepreneurs, startups, and their visions.

March 6th

NY Rangers vs. NY Islanders

The Rangers are currently in 2nd place in the Eastern Division fighting for the top seed going into the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Islanders are currently in seventh place and need to beat the Rangers to stay in the hunt. This should be a great match-up and a fun night for sports fans in New York.

March 6th

The Chocolate Expo

The Chocolate Expo has become the largest chocolate event in the northeastern United States with  spectacular locations including the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Cradle of Aviation Museum and Connecticut Science Center, plus more great locations are being added.

March 8th

Experiential Shopping

In today’s technology-rich environment, how are retailers staying relevant, growing, and adapting? The answer is experiential retail. In order to compete and complement online shopping, retailers are creating stores that speak to their brand three-dimensionally. These experience-laden brick and mortar stores are more curated than ever and enable consumers to connect with the brand on a tactile and emotional level. Join their panel of industry experts who will explore these and other pivotal changes in retail design and real estate, consumer behavior, and the retail landscape at large.

March 8th

How The Current Global Tax Environment Is Changing The Way Companies Do Business

Culhane Meadows will lead a discussion centering on recent developments in BEPS implementation, including Country-by-Country Reporting, the Washington outlook, including treaty developments and the prospects for tax reform, and tax controversy and related trends, including recent EU tax-related actions. Followed by networking drinks!

March 10th

Executive Coaching Conference

The Conference Board CEO Challenge once again places Human Capital at the top of the list of challenges. Organizations need Human Capital to make significant changes in the way we relate to one another, the way we think through complex problems and the way we come up with new solutions in a changing global business environment. Coaching has proven to be one of the most effective ways to help leaders and individuals at all levels to be able to develop, change, and grow – move beyond “what we know” to making room for new insights and solutions. 

Join industry peers and thought leaders to experience learning how to measure the impact and put a value on the ROI of coaching. Learn how organizations are leveraging internal coaching to address today’s business challenges. Attend a networking reception, participate in a roundtable discussion and engage in dialogue with your peers. Take a deep dive into the latest neuroscience research and industry data around connecting better. Hear about the impact team coaching has on executive teams. Learn from companies who have strategically designed coaching practices of excellence. Understand why coaching for emotional agility is crucial to developing our leaders

March 14th

Spring Forward Bootcamp to Grow Your Business

Invest a morning and gain insights, practical guidance and inspiration to grow your business. Keynote with Stephanie Breedlove, the successful entrepreneur who made nanny taxes easy. Her Texas-based business, Breedlove and Associates (now HomePay) was acquired by for a reported $54 million in 2012. Learn as she shares her long-term strategies and focus on scale and profitability. Following the keynote, choose from 20+ roundtables and workshops led by seasoned experts who share their skills and insights to help grow your business.

March 15th

A View From New York's Art Leaders

Join Crain’s and New York’s art leaders as they share best practices and put a spotlight on the vital role the Arts & Culture community plays in driving tourism and ensuring continued growth and diversity of their organization and the city's economy.

March 17th

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The New York City St. Patrick’s Parade is the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. The first parade was held on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The parade is held annually on March 17th at precisely 11:00 AM in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New York. The parade route goes up Fifth Avenue beginning at East 44th Street and ending at East 79th Street. Approximately 150,000 people march in the parade which draws about 2 million spectators.

March 17th

Architectural Digest Design Show

The world’s leading brands along with today’s top talent come together in a carefully curated presentation of design, offering inspired vignettes by respected brands, design seminars, culinary demos, and special appearances. From furniture, accessories, lighting, and art to kitchen, bath, and building projects, the show offers thousands of products to source and shop, both from independent makers and established manufacturers.

March 18th

Opening A Restaurant In New York

This program will focus on the corporate, real estate, liquor license, and labor/employment issues involved in opening a restaurant in New York City. Learn about the different forms of restaurant entity formation, purchase and sales transactions, due diligence, transfer liability, and loans and collateral. Review buy vs. lease issues, build outs, provisions regarding including assignment, contingencies, and guarantees. Find out the requirements for obtaining on and off premises liquor licenses and how to navigate the process and procedure before the New York State Liquor Authority and the local Community Boards. Learn about overtime, spread of hours, the 80/20 rule, tip credit, non-compete restrictions, and other essential labor and employment issues.

March 18th

Executive Workshop: Stop Convincing and Start Selling

People love to buy and they hate to be sold. Yet why is it that we spend so much time, energy and resources trying to convince people to buy our products and services? More often than not, these issues are a result of not having a well-defined approach when interacting with prospective clients. Join this interactive workshop to help you take control of your sales calls and achieve more predictable results. In two hours you’ll learn a natural, comfortable and practical approach.

March 22nd

Crain's Business of Startups

How startups get off the ground—and how to scale fledgling companies to take advantage of all that New York has to offer: access to capital; talented workers; and city, state and federal economic development programs that business owners often overlook and leave untapped.

March 23rd

Customer Experience Conference

This event offers a comprehensive guide to how you can grow your business through improving the experience you deliver to your customers. You’ll also hear from emerging startups whose redefinition of customer experience might well be the start of disruption in your industry.

This blend of B2B and B2C, of the traditional and the emerging, of bricks and mortar and online, of experiences from the C-Suite to the front line, will offer you insight into new ideas and new approaches that will elevate your strategy.

Among the sessions you won’t want to miss are a panel featuring leading NYC startups in finance, grocery, and recruitment that are revolutionizing customer experience. Extensive discussion of the secrets of great online experience from online pioneers Shopify and Shinola. How to tailor experiences to capture the millennial market based on the latest research from JD Power. Lessons in how to create a great employee culture that drives customer experience from IBM, GE, Ace Hardware and others. An in-depth introduction to design thinking that will help you build customer experience into your product or service from the get go.

March 25th

NYC Craft Beer Festival

From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and-comers, the diversity and creativity of the Craft Brewing Community have proven to be limitless.  For their Grand Tasting, they will be featuring an extensive variety of these artisanally produced creations from the top breweries at the largest beer event in the City.

75 participating breweries from across the country are each expected to showcase 2 of their finest offerings (about 150 beers total) with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections.

March 29th

Asian Real Estate Professional Association Spring Networking Event

The Asian Real Estate Professional Association is a non-profit professional association. AREPA was founded to provide a forum for Asians in the real estate profession and for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the real estate profession.

March 30th

Collaboration In Fashion

Join fashion industry leaders Charlotte Cowles, senior features editor of Harper’s Bazaar; Becca McCharen, founder of the futuristic fashion line Chromat; and stylist Christian Stroble for a discussion of the many ways that collaboration inspires and enriches their work.