Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit - CT APEX

Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit

October 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Aqua Turf Club
556 Mulberry Street Plantsville
CT 06479
$115 – $1,200

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
Register Here


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.


Made in Connecticut: 2023 Manufacturing Summit

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