The Veterans Buisness Outreach Center is thrilled to welcome our keynote speaker Bill Militello, founder and CEO of Militello Capital and Localvest. A graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Signals Intelligence Officer, and 4x Entrepreneur.
This is an exceptional opportunity to network with your colleagues and hear from experts in all stages of business growth and development with individualized tracks to meet your business goals, resources for your VOSB & SDVOSB, updates on certification, and our featured New England Business Owner Roundtable.
Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit
Wed, Oct 11, 2023
8:30am – 11:45am
Aqua Turf Club – 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT 06479
$115 – $1,200
Athletic Brewing Company chief operating officer Jamie Lissette is the featured speaker for the Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit, presented by CBIA, CONNSTEP, and ReadyCT.
The Milford-based manufacturer ranks number 26 on Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country and Lissette shares the behind-the-scenes story of how Athletic is disrupting the brewing industry, growing revenues more than 13,000% in the last three years.
We release the 2023 Connecticut Manufacturing Report at the summit and chief manufacturing officer Paul Lavoie joins BD Medical’s Dustin Anderson, Lectra Americas president Lenny Marano, and ProMold Plastics’ Lorella Struzzi to review the report’s findings and share best practices for navigating challenges and leveraging opportunities.
The U.S. Commercial Service’s Connecticut District Export Council recognizes outstanding contributors to state manufacturing exports and we present our annual manufacturing awards.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with your peers and learn what’s happening in Connecticut’s critical manufacturing sector!
7:30 am | Networking Breakfast
8:30 am | Opening Remarks
Chris DiPentima, President & CEO, CBIA
8:45 am | State, National Manufacturing Outlook
Robert Hersh, National Managing Principal, Manufacturing Industry, Grant Thornton
9:15 am | 2022 Connecticut Manufacturing Report: Results & Insights
Moderator: Dan Wheadon, Partner, National Leader Industrials Consulting Practice, RSM US LLP
Dustin Anderson, Plant Manager, BD Medical
Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut
Lenny Marano, President, Lectra Americas
Lorella Struzzi, Legal Counsel, ProMold Plastics
10:15 | Networking Break
10:30 am | Behind the Disruptors: The Athletic Brewing Story
Jamie Lissette, COO, Athletic Brewing Co.
11:15 am | Connecticut District Export Council Awards
11:30 am | 2023 Connecticut Manufacturing Awards
11:45 am | Adjourn
Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit is made possible through the generous support of TD Bank with additional support from RSM and Grant Thornton.
Take part in the 2023 National Veterans Small Business Engagement! This engagement is one of the most significant business-networking events for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and firms in other socio-economic categories. This highly requested event will occur at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center (approximately 21 miles south of Orlando).
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) forecasted contract prospects in facilities supplies and services (e.g., construction), medical supplies and services, information technology and professional services will be showcased by program managers. As in previous years, industry supply diversity managers and other government agencies can attend to network with entrepreneurs. The NVSBE presents a unique and valuable opportunity for Procurement Decision Makers (PDM) to connect with Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and small and disadvantaged firms.
The discounted hotel reservation link is posted in the section above titled Venue and Lodging. To obtain the discounted rate, individuals interested in attending are encouraged to wait until the lodging link is posted on this website. We will update this site when other logistical details are finalized
For general questions about the event, please contact Registration@EventPrep.com or call 844-687-2318.
If you want to become a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact NVSBE@EventPrep.com.
Date: November 7-9, 2023
Location: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Register Here: NVSBE 2023 · VetBiz Portal (va.gov)