Are you ready to learn a new approach to Business Development? How about share a new strategy you are developing? Can you exchange ideas with top professionals while growing your network? What about forming new relationships that will influence your success for a lifetime? Our programs are both social and educational which include networking, coaching & mentoring, panel discussions and charity fundraising, just to name a few. 

8:30 am-10:30 am
LaCour Showroom - 200 Lexington Ave Suite 1412, New York, NY 10016
BD Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, February 28th, 8:30 am - 10:30 am


  • Check-in and Breakfast
  • Networking and Mingling
  • Group Announcements and Welcome Address by IBDP Board Member
  • Breakout into Coffee Chats
  • Close-out

Member Tickets - $15 and Non-Member Tickets - $30


6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281
IBDP Member's Only Pop-Up Mastermind Event

March Members Only Pop Up Mastermind

Join our IBDP Community for our bi-monthly Mastermind Meet Up. This is a IBDP Members Only event and an opportunity to join your Business Development peers to discuss your 2024 Business Goals.

Please come prepared to discuss your 2024 Business Goals, how you plan to attain them, any roadblocks you need to overcome, and how your IBDP Network can help you reach those goals. Food and beverage is not included, but can be purchased at the venue if you'd like.

This is a Member's only event. Members, please log in to sign up for the event.


12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Select Office Suites - 1115 Broadway, 16 Madison Square West, New York, NY 10010
IBDP Lunch Series with BD Leaders

We are excited to welcome you to our bi-monthly IBDP “Lunch with a Business Development Leader”. This series connects motivated and success-driven BD professionals, at all levels with accomplished Business Development leaders. The small intimate group will allow the participants to connect and grow through storytelling and a Q&A session in an inclusive and relaxing atmosphere over lunch.

Guest Speaker: Ron Lanzo

A consummate sales professional with a track record of sales accomplishments across many industries and vertical markets. Committed to "Life Long Learning"; I continue to learn and grow my sales epertise especially with regards to consultative selling.

Prior to joining AFR Furniture Rental, Ron was most recently the Sales Manager for the Baltimore office of U.S. Business Interiors (dba USBI). In his three decades of experience within the office furniture industry, Ron experience at the manufacturing, end user, and dealer sides of the industry has proved invaluable to his contributions in these markets.

Ron started and founded The Lanzo Group which represented some prestigious A&D lines such as Brickel/Ward Bennett, Stendig, JG Furnituer Systems and Harry Lundstead Designs.

In addition to many successful systems furniture installations within the commercial markets, Ron has had much success within the Federal Government, especially with The Department of Defense where he's completed many projects including EGLIN Air Force Base. FL. Most recently Ron has completed an AFR rental project for The IRS in Atlanta, GA.


  • Check-in
  • Networking
  • Group Announcements and Welcome Address by IBDP Board Members
  • Lunch/Presentation
  • Q&A
  • Close-out

This free event is exclusive to IBDP members.

Interested in becoming a member? Follow this link to learn more.

6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Rodney's Comedy Club - 1118 First Avenue, New York, NY 10065
IBDP Spring Social – BD Gives Charity Event

Wednesday, March 20th, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

IBDP Charity Event to support Laughter Saves Lives.

Laughter Saves Lives is a non for profit organization whose primary focus is to produce high-quality, comedy entertainment in memory of the 19 Firemen lost from FDNY Haz-Mat 1 on September 11th, 2001. In conjunction with Rodney's Comedy Club, IBDP will be hosting our Spring Social as a Comedy event with Laughter Saves Lives to raise money for their organization while producing a fun, entertaining night out for the IBDP community.

$75 for members, $100 for non-members. Please log in to receive a discount.


8:30 am-6:00 pm
Knollwood Country Club, Elmsford, NY
4th Annual IBDP Golf Event and Golf Clinic

We are delighted to share another exciting day of classic business development camaraderie through friendly sportsmanship and skill-building clinics. Whether you're a pro or only interested in a cocktail hour and dinner, our event is designed in order for all Business Development Professionals to unite and enjoy.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available as well as individual tickets.

Registration and Information

Proceeds to benefit IBDP Education Foundation.

Types of Events

– Panel Discussions
– Networking / Social
– Workshops / Toolbox
– Committee Meetings
– Charity Fundraisers
– Board Meetings
– Educational
– Mentoring
– Webinars
– New Member Orientation

Future Topics

– Finding the right job in BD / finding the right BD person to hire
– Business Development and Marketing, Sales, Branding, Advertising, PR
– Reading Body Language in BD
– Neuroscience of BD
– Sharpening Your BD Presentation Skills
– Negotiation Techniques and BD
– BD Goal Setting and Future Planning
– Networking Strategies in BD
– Presenting to the C Suite
– Components of a healthy Pipeline
– Keep your BD Job and/or Client
– Effective Communications in BD
– BD Time Management and Setting Priorities
– Speed of Trust
– Best Practices for BD
– Building a Successful Roadmap for a Future in BD
– Defining BD Success
– Getting Started in BD, Lessons Learned and the Essentials
– Business Owners: How satisfied are you with your BD person?
– Salaries in Business Development
– Is your BD process Broken? How do you fix it?