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Connecticut Creates! Connecticut Manufacturing Summit


Friday, January 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

Connecticut Creates! Connecticut Manufacturing Summit

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CBIA Member (CT Sales Tax: $1.59) Ended $26.59 $2.45
Non Member (CT Sales Tax: $3.18) Ended $53.18 $3.92
Sponsor clients: McGladrey LLP (CT Sales Tax: $1.59) Ended $26.59 $2.45
Participating sponsor clients: nPlusOne Consulting (CTSalesTax:$1.59) Ended $26.59 $2.45
Supporting Partner: (CT Sales Tax: $1.59) Ended $26.59 $2.45

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Sponsor: McGladrey LLP                                                                                                       #manufacturing

Participating sponsor: nPlusOne Consulting


Manufacturing is vital to Connecticut’s economic health and future. Now, after decades of uncertainty, the state’s manufacturers could be entering a new era of opportunity. Employment is rising, companies that moved overseas are returning and continuous improvement initiatives are helping many manufacturers hone their operations and enhance competitiveness. 

Join us for a discussion on the state of national and local manufacturing and learn about strategies for maximizing your company’s success.


8:30 – 8:35 am: Introduction - Peter Gioia, Vice President and Economist, CBIA

8::35 - 9:15 am: Overview of U.S. manufacturing - Steve Menaker, Partner,  McGladrey LLP

9:15 - 9:30 am: Connecticut Manufacturing: Building on the Past, Creating Our Future - Pete Gioia, Vice President and Economist, CBIA

9:30  - 10: 30 am: Panel - Connecticut Manufacturing Achieving Success

  • Moderator: Steve Menaker, Partner, McGladrey LLP
  • Brian DiBella, Vice President and General Manager - Wiremold Electrical Wiring Systems Division, Legrand
  • Don Janezic, CFO, Bigelow Tea
  • Susan Lesser, Co-Founder, nPlusOne Consulting

10:30 - 10:45: Break

10:45 - 11:45 am: Panel - Industry-Driven Workforce Solutions

  • Moderator: Bonnie Del Conte, President, CONNSTEP
  • Jason Howey, President, Okay Industries
  • Dr. Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Executive Director College of Technology, Connecticut Community Colleges
  • Dave J. Tuttle, Department Head/ Manufacturing. Connecticut Technical High School System
  • Douglas Johnson, Vice President of Operations, Marion Manufacturing Company

11:45 am - noon: Improving Connecticut’s Manufacturing Climate - Joe Brennan, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, CBIA

Tune to WFSB Channel 3 or WTIC 1080 for cancellations due to inclement weather.

Have questions about Connecticut Creates! Connecticut Manufacturing Summit? Contact CBIA

When & Where

Trumbull Marriott
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611

Friday, January 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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