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Manufacturing Our Future Summit

Manufacturing Our Future: Connecting Manufacturers to Their Next Opportunity promotes the resources available to Massachusetts’ manufacturers as they look for that Next Opportunity on their journey to becoming a Next Generation Manufacturer.

During these tough economic times, companies that constantly innovate and think outside the box will be here to survive over the next 5, 10 or even 20 years. Join us to find out how you can be one of those companies.


Monday, October 4, 2023
8:00 a.m. Registration, networking and continental breakfast

8:30 am   Welcome
                      Jack Lank, United Regional Chamber of Commerce

8:45 am    Entering into Untapped Markets
                       Buy Mass – Associated Industries of Massachusetts
                       Mass Export – Paula Murphy, Small Business Development Center
                       Government Contracting – Dan Lilly, Small Business Development Center
                       Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum – Melinda Ailes, Chair of SNEEF and SBDC Regional Director
                       Clean Energy Center – Jim Bowen, Program Manager Clean Energy Sector Development

9:45 am     Networking Break

10:00 am    Gaining Process Expertise

                         Creating a Competitive Roadmap for the Future – George Matouk, Matouk Company
                         Leading From the Future – Jeff Gilling, Diamond Microwave
                         Repositioning the Company to Meet Industry Demand – Dennis Tully, MTD MicroMolding

11:00 am     Overview of the Impact of Manufacturing
                          Congressman James P. McGovern, (D) Third Congressional District

11:15 am     State Supported Initiatives Panel Presentations
                        Mass Growth Capital Corp. Initiative
                        Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

11:45 am       Question and Answer Session facilitated by Jack Lank

12:00 pm        Wrap-up and Networking Lunch

Immediately following the event, there will be the opportunity to meet with the speakers and outside exhibitors           

Registration Fee: $25.00

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