2021 Supplier Growth Summit and Matchmaker

A FREE Virtual Summit for Connecticut Suppliers Featuring a MatchMaker, Networking and Training with Some of the Region’s Largest Buyers

The 2021 Supplier Growth Summit is designed to help Connecticut suppliers meet with key buyers to ramp up their business development in a post-pandemic market.

The centerpiece of the Supplier Growth Summit will be the virtual Business MatchMaker. Suppliers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one 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. 

The 5th Annual Supplier Growth Summit is a free event funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development and sponsored by Synchrony.

To learn more about the Connecticut Supplier Connection program, click here.

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Tuesday, December 7, 9 am – 6 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Gary Breitbart, Managing Director, CT Supplier Connection

Keynote Presentation
Kevin Oakes, Chief Procurement Officer, Synchrony

Panel Discussion: How the changing supply chain and economic environment are affecting diversity programs in our region
Synchrony, Pitney Bowes, Electric Boat, Sikorsky, NYNJMSDC

Presentation on State Resources
Colin Cooper, Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer
Ron Angelo, CEO, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Networking Lounge and Virtual Exhibitor Hall
Steven Semaya introduces the open networking platform

Business MatchMaker Day 1
First afternoon of one-on-one buyer/supplier meetings

Wednesday, December 8, 8 am – 5 pm
Business MatchMaker Day 2
Second day of one-on-one buyer/supplier meetings

2021 Business MatchMaker Includes the Region’s Largest Buyers:


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