- Connecticut Economic Development Summit announces slate of speakers
- Several government officials as well as representatives from 10 businesses or business organizations will discuss opportunities for economic development in Connecticut
- The event takes place Dec. 2 and is the first large-scale in-person event from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
Summary by Dirk Langeveld
A major economic conference in Connecticut has updated information on the event, including the release of a full slate of speakers.
The Connecticut Economic Development Summit, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at The Bushnell in Hartford, is the first large-scale in-person event from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will include interactive discussions on state policies and decisions influencing Connecticut’s economic recovery, how the state has been navigating the pandemic, and what opportunities the state has for developing a sustainable economic future.
Fourteen speakers will address attendees, including Governor Ned Lamont, DECD Commissioner David Lehman, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, and DECD Deputy Commissioner and Chief Investment Officer Alexandra Daum. Other presenters include:
- Peter Denious, president and CEO of AdvanceCT
- Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Group
- Heather K. Terry, co-founder and CEO of GoodSam PBC
- Randy Salvatore, founder and CEO of RMS Companies
- Gloria Kolb, CEO of Elidah, Inc.
- Andre Swanston, CEO and co-founder of Tru Optik
- Jennie Ripps, founder of Owl’s Brew and Brew Lab Tea
- Carlos Mouta, owner and CEO of Parkville Market
- Ted Ferrarone co-president of Building and Land Technology
- Max Kothari, CEO of Express Kitchens
DECD is encouraging anyone interested in attending the conference to register in advance, as space is limited. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for the virus is required for entry.