The Connecticut Economy

The Connecticut Economy 2023
ABOUT THIS EVENT

Join us September 4 for The Connecticut Economy conference, where we explore the state’s economic challenges and the opportunities for unlocking Connecticut’s enormous potential.

Stacey Kennedy, Americas Region president and CEO of Philip Morris International’s U.S. business, is this year’s keynote speaker, addressing a range of topics, including the economic impact of the company’s move to Connecticut, its focus on innovation, and the transformation of its business lines.

This year’s conference also features the release of the CBIA Foundation’s strategic economic action plan, a long-term roadmap for boosting the state’s competitiveness, retaining and attracting investment and talent, fostering innovation, expanding career pathway opportunities, and growing a vibrant economy.

Yale New Haven Health’s Paul Mounds will discuss the plan with economic development leaders from other states, sharing best practices for growing a sustainable, competitive economy and driving generational change.

Marcum’s Michael Brooder will review the results of CBIA’s annual survey of Connecticut businesses with a panel of business leaders, examining the challenges and opportunities that companies face as they navigate an ever-evolving economic landscape. 

And don’t miss the opportunity to network with your peers, policymakers, and other key stakeholders.

AGENDA

7:30 | Networking Breakfast

8:30 am | Opening Remarks

  • Chris DiPentima, President & CEO, CBIA

8:45 am | Results: 2024 Survey of Connecticut Businesses

  • Moderator: Michael Brooder, Hartford Office Managing Partner, Marcum LLP
  • Carolina Borges Cavalcante, President, Tilcon Connecticut
  • Foster Charles, Founder & CEO, Charles IT
  • Ed Rodriguez, President & CEO, Penmar Industries, Inc.

9:30 am | Networking Break

9:45 am | Economic Action Plan: Building Connecticut’s Future

  • Moderator: Paul Mounds, Vice President, Yale New Haven Health
  • Kevin Chu, Executive Director, Vermont Futures Project
  • Doug Loon, President & CEO, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 

10:30 am | Keynote Address

  • Stacey Kennedy, President, Americas Region & CEO of U.S. Business, Philip Morris International 

11:15 am | Adjourn

DATE

Wed, Sep 04, 2024
8:30am – 11:30am

LOCATION

Hartford Marriott

200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103

COST

$115-$175

OUR SPONSORS

The Connecticut Economy is made possible through the generous support of Philip Morris International Inc. with additional support from Marcum LLP, Yale New Haven Health, Eversource Energy, Berkshire Bank, Kamco, and Liberty Bank.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact CBIA's Stacey Vendetta (860.244.1930).

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