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. 

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
9:00 – 11:00 AM — Kickoff Event
11:00 AM — Networking Lounge Opens
12:30 – 6:00 PM — Business MatchMaker Meetings

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM — Business MatchMaker Meetings

Attendees will: 
> meet with prospective buyers and contractors
> network with other suppliers
> learn about Industry 4.0, including benchmarks and best practices
> discover how you can advance your business 

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