Overview

The 2024 Marcum Manufacturing Forum is a two-part series event that brings together industry leaders and executives from the Connecticut manufacturing community. This forum is dedicated to raising awareness of the various sources and opportunities accessible to manufacturers through state and federal programs. Produced in collaboration with the State of Connecticut Office of Manufacturing, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), this event is the foundation for industry growth and innovation.

Join us for an informative session with Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, Paul Lavoie, as he unveils “Make it Here 2030” – a strategic plan aiming for full employment in our manufacturing sector by 2030. Connecticut is deeply committed to advancing its workforce development initiatives and this session will share with you solutions being developed and implemented across the state to achieve this goal.

During the event we will also be hosting an interactive and collaborative workshop, providing a platform for industry leaders to discuss actionable strategies to resolve the workforce challenges facing the manufacturing sector. This workshop is designed to amplify the voice of the industry, ensuring that your insights and experiences directly impact the solutions and policies that will shape our workforce development.

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a key player in the workforce revolution with “Make it Here 2030.” Mark your calendar for a must-attend event and be part of the transformative “Make it Here 2030” initiative.

Agenda

7:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks

Jeff Rossi, New England Consumer & Industrial Products Leader, Marcum LLP

8:35 AM
"Make it Here 2030"

Ned Lamont, Governor of Connecticut  *INVITED*
Daniel O’Keefe, Commissioner-designate, Department of Economic and Community Development Chief Innovation Officer, State of CT
Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut       

9:20 AM
Interactive Workshop
10:00 AM
Closing Remarks

Speakers

Featured Speaker

Paul S. Lavoie

Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut

Paul S. Lavoie was appointed by Governor Ned Lamont as the Chief Manufacturing Officer for Connecticut in February 2022.  The Chief Manufacturing Officer position was created to coordinate efforts from the state and private sector to expand manufacturing in Connecticut.

FULL BIO

Paul S. Lavoie

Chief Manufacturing Officer, State of Connecticut

Paul S. Lavoie was appointed by Governor Ned Lamont as the Chief Manufacturing Officer for Connecticut in February 2022.  The Chief Manufacturing Officer position was created to coordinate efforts from the state and private sector to expand manufacturing in Connecticut.

Paul has extensive industry experience, most recently as General Manager at Carey Manufacturing in Cromwell, CT.  Carey is known for their reshoring efforts, bringing jobs back from China to Connecticut.  Prior to Carey, Paul has owned two businesses and served at senior level positions at publicly traded and privately owned businesses.

Paul serves as the Board Chair of the Central CT Chambers of Commerce, Advisory Board Member of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, and Advisory Board Member of the University of Connecticut Engineering School. In 2022, Paul was named as one of the Greater Hartford’s Top 50 Power Players by Hartford Business Journal.    

Speakers

Daniel H. O'Keefe

Commissioner-designate, Department of Economic and Community Development Chief Innovation Officer, State of CT

Dan was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont as the next Commissioner of the DECD in November 2023, and will serve as Commissioner-designate until confirmed by the Congressional Assembly. He has served as the State’s of Connecticut’s first Chief Innovation Officer since July 2023, and will continue in this additional role until a successor is found. Dan serves as a passionate advocate for the economy and communities throughout Connecticut, focusing on economic growth, workforce development, vibrant communities and job creation. 

FULL BIO

Daniel H. O'Keefe

Commissioner-designate, Department of Economic and Community Development Chief Innovation Officer, State of CT

Dan was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont as the next Commissioner of the DECD in November 2023, and will serve as Commissioner-designate until confirmed by the Congressional Assembly. He has served as the State’s of Connecticut’s first Chief Innovation Officer since July 2023, and will continue in this additional role until a successor is found. Dan serves as a passionate advocate for the economy and communities throughout Connecticut, focusing on economic growth, workforce development, vibrant communities and job creation. 

Prior to entering public service, Dan was a technology investor for 25 years, investing in high growth, innovative companies in the software, consumer and fintech markets, companies that went on to create tens of thousands of jobs. 

Dan also serves as a Board Member and Chairperson Emeritus of The Opportunity Network, an education and career-skills focused non-profit reaching over 40,000 high-potential students from historically marginalized communities.

Dan holds an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School, where he served as President of its Alumni Board, and an AB from Brown University, where he serves on its President’s Leadership Council.

Sponsorships

To secure your sponsorship or inquire about other sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Kristin Bodner, Senior Marketing Manager, Marcum LLP
[email protected] or 860.760.0714

DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP FORM

Presenting Sponsor $8,000
(SOLD)

  • Company logo prominently displayed on the cover of all promotional and event materials as the “Presenting Sponsor” (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Opportunity to give opening remarks
  • Company logo displayed on the podium in front of audience at the event
  • Individual Sponsorship signage with logo prominently displayed during event
  • Tabletop display at event
  • Verbal acknowledgment of company
  • Receipt of registration and attendee list post event
  • Opportunity to insert company brochure and promotional item in goody bags
  • Full page advertisement in program book

Breakfast Sponsor $6,000

  • Company logo prominently displayed on all promotional and event materials as the “Breakfast Sponsor” (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Sponsorship signage with logo displayed during breakfast networking opportunity
  • Verbal acknowledgment of company during opening remarks
  • Tabletop display at event
  • Full page advertisement in program book
  • Receipt of attendee list post conference
  • Company logo displayed on promotional mints at breakfast station and event tables
  • Opportunity to insert company brochure and promotional item in goody bags

Gold Sponsor $4,000

  • Company name or logo prominently displayed on all promotional and event materials (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Tabletop display at event
  • Receipt of attendee list post-conference
  • Full page advertisement in conference book

Centerpiece Sponsor $3,500

  • Company logo prominently displayed on all promotional and event materials as the “Centerpiece Sponsor” (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Company logo and contact information displayed at all tables in centerpieces
  • Verbal acknowledgment of company during opening remarks

Silver Sponsor $3,000

  • Company name or logo prominently displayed on all promotional and event materials (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Opportunity to insert company brochure and promotional item in goody bags
  • Half page advertisement in conference book

Coffee Sponsor $3,000

  • Company name or logo prominently displayed on all promotional and event materials (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Company logo on coffee napkins
  • Verbal acknowledgment of company during opening remarks

Lanyard Sponsor $3,000
(SOLD)

  • Company name or logo prominently displayed on all promotional and event materials (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Company logo displayed on all attendee lanyards
  • Verbal acknowledgment of company during opening remarks

Bronze Sponsor $2,000

  • Company name or logo prominently displayed on all promotional and event materials (website, invitation, social media, conference tables, conference book)
  • Quarter page advertisement in conference book

Other Advertising Options

ADS DUE DATE: Please submit all ads by March 4, 2024 to Kristin Bodner.

Quarter Page Ad $300
2.375″W x 3.875″H

Half Page Ad $500
5″W x 3.875″H

Full Page Ad $700
5″W x 8″H

Sponsors

Register