Ray Pineault, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun Gaming and Entertainment, is the keynote speaker for CBIA's April 21 Connecticut Economic Update 2022 conference.

Pineault will discuss the company's pandemic rebound, how it's addressing the labor shortage crisis, and the growth opportunities from legal sports wagering and other initiatives.

This year's conference, held at the Trumbull Marriott in Shelton, also features Gartner’s Chet Geschickter, who challenges current notions around economic development, making the case for leveraging digital ecosystems to build a strong, vibrant, modern economy.

Department of Revenue Services commissioner Mark Boughton, appointed by Gov. Ned Lamont to oversee how the state spends $5.4 billion in federal infrastructure funds, leads a discussion on transportation priorities with Pat Munger Construction president David DeMaio, UPS vice president Tom Jensen, and Santa Energy chair Tom Santa.

Ernst & Young’s Scott Roberti explores the role immigration can play in addressing the labor shortage crisis with Murtha Cullina’s Dana Bucin, Shipman & Goodwin’s Brenda Eckert, and AI Engineers Inc.’s Abul Islam.

 Media wishing to attend the event should contact Ali Warshavsky (860.244.1929).

The Connecticut Economic Update 2022 is produced by CBIA and made possible through the generous support of KeyBank, with additional support from AI Engineers.

CBIA is Connecticut’s largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please contact Ali Warshavsky (860.244.1929).