2015 State of the Region Conference to Explore “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

11 Jun 2015

New England Knowledge Corridor (NEKC) Partnership will present the 2015 State of the Region Conference, “Navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” on Friday, June 19, 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel, 28 Day Hill Road in Windsor, Connecticut.

This year’s conference spotlights the findings and recommendations of the New England Council’s and Deloitte Consulting, LLP’s new report, Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England’s Manufacturing Revolution (available at http://newenglandcouncil.com/assets/Advanced-to-Advantageous_FINAL-Report_04-08-2015.pdf). Keynote speakers from the New England Council and Deloitte will outline why New England and the Knowledge Corridor currently enjoy a competitively advantaged position with respect to advanced manufacturing fueled by skill, innovation, and technology, plus an intricate network of cross-sector relationships (industry, government, education) that have evolved over time. The presentation will also address the challenges inhibiting the growth of the manufacturing sector and New England’s overall competitiveness, and will explore actions that will allow New England’s advanced manufacturing sector to take full advantage of the opportunity to grow and prosper.

The conference will also feature the release of the Knowledge Corridor’s 2015 Business Survey results, a profile of the Knowledge Corridor’s growth businesses, a panel discussion focusing on the resources to assemble and accelerate the Knowledge Corridor’s advanced manufacturing/innovation economy, and presentation of the “Intern Hero” Awards, an annual recognition of top students, colleges, and companies.

This event is free but requires registration at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-state-of-the-region-conference-of-new-englands-knowledge-corridor-tickets-16678696430 or by contacting Indrani Gallagher at (413) 781-6045 or igallagher@pvpc.org.

The 2015 State of the Region Conference is sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission along with UIL Holdings, United Bank, and Bradley International Airport.

For more information, please contact PVPC’s Tim Brennan at (413) 781-6045.