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.