Keith McFarland keynote speaker at Entrepalooza ‘12, May 10

Only one day remains to register for “Entrepalooza ‘12” an annual gathering of Buffalo Niagara’s entrepreneurs and business leaders from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The “Expo & Experts” sessions features talks from 27 local business leaders with topics ranging from marketing and sales to operational efficiency, risk management and many others. Experts from local technology companies such as 360 PSG, I-Evolve Technology Services, Algonquin Studios and Brentwood Technical Services will give talks on “Mobile Local Fusion – Bringing together Google Search, Mobile Search, Mobile Web and Online Reviews,” “What small businesses should consider when creating a web presence” and other topics related to Internet marketing. A PDF of all 27 speakers and sessions for Entrepalooza ’12 is available online.

Keith McFarland, author of “The Breakthrough Company and Bounce: the Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumphs,” will be the keynote speaker.  McFarland is a technology CEO, business school dean, consultant and writer and has provided management insight to organizations for more than 20 years. He provided strategic advisory services to companies such as Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, The Los Alamos National Laboratory, Vans, House of Blues, and Motorola.

“McFarland will share his insights into the key steps our entrepreneurs must take to survive and thrive in 2012 and beyond, “ wrote Lisa Roy in an article about the event on

For more information, or to register online, visit

Entrepalooza ‘12 is produced by UB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni AssociationBuffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives, and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.