Southern New England

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PMA/CTMA Conference and Suppliers Expo

Join us for the first PMA/CTMA Conference and Suppliers Expo, taking place at the Sheraton Hotel-Rocky Hill CT on Tuesday, May 14.

At this inaugural event, an exclusive group of 25 suppliers to the metalforming, tooling and machining industries will showcase their capabilities and present the latest technologies and services to an anticipated audience of 100 manufacturers from Connecticut and across the Southern New England region.

View the exhibitors list

In addition to the exhibits, several breakout sessions will be presented throughout the day by experts on topics of importance to all manufacturers. Presentations will cover:

  • Cybersecurity in manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing for tool and die
  • Lean six sigma principles
  • Connecticut state funding and the apprenticeship program
  • The state of manufacturing in Connecticut, and the impact of the upcoming elections on manufacturers

View the complete agenda

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Nashashibi is a founding partner of The Franklin Partnership, LLC, the bipartisan Washington, D.C.-based government relations firm that represents PMA’s interests before Congress and the Administration.

Meet our speakers


Includes show entry, food, beverages and all presentations.


Event Details


  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Location - Reserve your room at a reduced rate of $139

Agenda at a Glance - View the complete agenda

  • 11:30-12:30 – Exhibitor move-in and set-up
  • 12:30 – Registration open
  • 1:00-1:30 – Ari Santiago, CompassMSP - Cybersecurity in Manufacturing: Safeguarding Digital Assets
  • 1:30-1:45 – Break
  • 1:45-2:30 – Rainer Herbert, UCONN - Additive Manufacturing for Tool & Die
  • 2:30-2:45 – Break
  • 2:45-3:30 – Rich Baxley, CCSU - Lean Six Sigma Principles
  • 3:30-3:45 – Break
  • 3:45-4:30 – Eileen Candels (CCAT) & Keri Valente (DOL) - State Funding and the Apprenticeship Program
  • 4:30-4:45 – Break
  • 4:45-5:15 – Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer for the State of Connecticut - Update on the CT State of Manufacturing
  • 5:15-6:00 – Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership - State of Manufacturing and the Upcoming Election Year
  • 6:00-7:00 - Hors D'oeuvres and Cocktails Networking Hour


For more information, contact Katie Barry. To register over the phone, contact Erin Peterman and 216-901-8800 x116.





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