Direct Supplier Summit and Matchmaker


A FREE Virtual Event for Small and Diverse Connecticut Direct Suppliers

The 2021 Direct Supplier Summit is designed to specifically help the region’s direct suppliers meet with large buyers and prime contractors in Connecticut, and strengthen the local supply chain community and its ability to grow in a post-pandemic market.

The centerpiece of the Direct Supplier Summit will be the Business MatchMaker. Suppliers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one (virtually) with buying organizations. The virtual format allows us to expand the number of meetings and accommodate everyone’s schedule. MatchMaker Meetings will take place over one and half days. 

Follow along with us on social media #CTSupplierSummit

2021 Direct Supplier Summit is a free event funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development.

Featured Presentations

Opening Remarks
Colin Cooper, CT Chief Manufacturing Officer

What Will Be the Shape of the Post-Pandemic Supply Chain?
Chris Sawchuk, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group

Industry 4.0 – How Technology and Data are Changing Manufacturing
Carl March, Director – Industry 4.0, Stanley Black & Decker


2021 MatchMaker will include some of the region’s largest buyers:


Partners: