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 resources and opportunities accessible to manufacturers through state and federal programs. Produced in collaboration with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) this event is the foundation for industry growth and innovation.

Join us at the Marcum Manufacturing Forum, where industry leaders gather to share insights and strategies for navigating today’s manufacturing landscape. Our panel of leaders in manufacturing will delve into critical topics, providing actionable advice and forward-thinking solutions.

What to Expect:

  • Innovative Growth Strategies: Learn how to leverage technology and market trends to propel your business forward.
  • Operational Excellence: Uncover ways to optimize efficiency and productivity in your manufacturing processes.
  • Supply Chain Resilience: Get the latest on how to manage and mitigate risks in your supply chain.
  • Sustainability Practices: Explore sustainable practices that can improve your bottom line and brand reputation.
  • Policy and Regulation: Stay informed on the latest government policies and how they impact the manufacturing sector.

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is excited to announce an exclusive offer for attendees of the event working in th­e manufacturing sector: the chance to win one of three complimentary on-site demonstrations that will showcase transformative manufacturing technologies. These demonstrations are designed to provide businesses with first-hand experience of the latest innovations in the industry.

  • Model-Based Facility Modernization: Embark on a journey to integrate cutting-edge model-based technologies into your facilities. Discover how this modernization approach can streamline operations and elevate productivity to new heights.
  • Autonomous Manufacturing Cell: Immerse yourself in the world of Autonomous Manufacturing and witness the seamless creation of parts without human intervention. Explore how this technology eliminates production variability, paving the way for a more efficient manufacturing process.
  • Additive Manufacturing Revolution: Step into the realm of 3D printing and witness the transformative power of Additive Manufacturing. Learn how this innovative approach can revolutionize product development and redefine production processes.

Engage with CCAT’s subject matter experts as they share insights, delve into real-world business use cases, and participate in a dynamic panel discussion with industry peers. Uncover the potential of these groundbreaking technologies.

Additionally, discover CCAT’s Talent and Training Accelerator—an immersive digital thread training facility and collaborative spaces launched in Q1 ‘24.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to witness advanced technologies in action, gain a deeper understanding of their impact on your business, and explore available resources that make adoption easier and more affordable for Connecticut manufacturers. Join us for an experience that transcends the boundaries of conventional manufacturing practices.

Agenda

7:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM
Program

Speakers

Featured Speaker

Ron Angelo

President & Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)

Ron Angelo has over 35 years of experience guiding strategic business planning and operations, fostering financial growth, and steering process improvement in public and private companies, governmental entities, and entrepreneurial organizations. Ron’s expertise in and passion for leading-edge technology and advanced manufacturing led him to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), which he has held since 2013.

Speakers

Jeff Crandall

Senior Manager, Additive Technologies, Optimization & Machining Lab, CCAT

Jeff Crandall has an unparalleled passion for and expertise in additive manufacturing. Pushing the boundaries of what is possible through this technology, he demonstrates a deep understanding of its principles, applications, and potential impact across various industries. With a focus on applied research and development, he has been instrumental in establishing and expanding the organization’s additive manufacturing portfolio, programs and technologies, positioning the lab as a center for technology demonstration, validation and transfer. His skills extend to additive manufacturing technology education and consulting, where he designs and delivers workshops and training programs at local, regional, and national levels.

Jackie Garofano, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer, CCAT

Dr. Garofano is the driving force behind the organization’s growing technology portfolio at the Advanced Technology Center. With an unwavering dedication spanning nearly three years, she has led the development and expansion of innovative programs and partnerships nationwide, championing advanced, additive, and digital manufacturing. Prior to joining the executive team, she spent nearly a decade at RTX where she began her career as a research scientist at United Technologies Research Center after earning a doctorate in materials science and engineering from UCONN. She has twelve publications and hold three U.S. patents.

Nasir Mannan, M.Eng.

Principal Engineer, Advanced Design, Automation & Metrology Lab, CCAT

Nasir is an accomplished engineering professional and entrepreneur (owner of M3DI) with nearly two decades of experience driving manufacturing technology innovation in advanced engineering software, model-based definition, digital twin, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, and 3D scanning technologies. His primary focus lies in spearheading the development and seamless integration of Industry 4.0 technologies within manufacturing companies. Through strategic and national initiatives, he contributes significantly to propelling the U.S. supply chain forward. Nasir holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Amy Thompson, Ph.D.

Chief Talent & Training Officer, CCAT

Dr. Thompson is the visionary leader of the organization’s Talent & Training Accelerator, home to the DoD-funded Digital Thread Lab. Prior to joining the executive team, she was an Associate Professor-In-Residence of Systems Engineering and Associate Director for the Pratt & Whitney Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at UCONN. Her interdisciplinary teaching and research merge the fields of energy-efficient and intelligent facility design, manufacturing systems engineering, model-based systems engineering and digital engineering for product development, supply chain design and operation, and engineering education. She holds a doctorate in industrial & systems engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

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

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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

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  • 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

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  • Company logo on coffee napkins
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Lanyard Sponsor $3,000
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  • Company logo displayed on all attendee lanyards
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Bronze Sponsor $2,000

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  • Quarter page advertisement in conference book

Other Advertising Options

ADS DUE DATE: Please submit all ads by April 28, 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

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