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New England’s largest annual B2B networking event to draw thousands of key decision makers to Hartford

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New England’s largest B2B networking event is less than one week away! On Thursday, June 8th business leaders from across the region will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center for a day of learning, networking and celebration at the annual CT Business Summit, presented by Hartford Business Journal.

Celebrating the business community
The day-long event will kick-off with the MetroHartford Alliance Rising Star Awards Breakfast, recognizing individuals and institutions who, through their leadership and accomplishments, are making sustainable differences in the city and region. At 11:30a.m. attendees will gather at the Summit Theatre for the CFO of the Year luncheon, recognizing excellence in financial leadership. Closing out the day’s awards programs will be the GreenCircle Sustainability Awards, presented in association with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

Education and inspiration
Happening throughout the day will be 16 executive 30-minute power talks focused around leadership, engagement, innovation and game changers. A morning keynote address, The Future is Here Now, will introduce attendees to the impact of virtual reality on business at 9:45a.m. At 2:15p.m. CNBC Senior Analyst Ron Insana will take the stage in the Summit Theater for a keynote presentation, TRUMP-O-NOMICS: How Washington will Affect Wall Street & Main Street in the Years Ahead. This special address is made possible with the support of Comcast.

In addition to connecting with hundreds of businesses on the Summit Floor, attendees can network with fellow business leaders at the Xfinity Networking Xtravaganza, taking place in the Summit Theater from 5-7p.m. A Commissioner’s Reception ‘Meet & Greet’ will also take place at 4:15p.m.

The 2017 CT Business Summit is produced by Hartford Business Journal. Sponsors include: Comcast Business (presenting sponsor); Autac Incorporated, Cox Business and Pro Systems Event Technology Solutions, LLC (platinum sponsors); ConnectiCare, Make It. Here., The Better Business Bureau, Inc., The Pita Group, Westfarms and Xfinity (gold sponsors); Hartford Yard Goats and New Country Mercedes (silver sponsors).

The 2017 CT Business Summit is free to attend and pre-registration is encouraged. Tickets to the Rising Star Awards Breakfast, CFO of the Year Luncheon and GreenCircle Sustainability Awards are available for purchase here.

About the CT Business Summit
The CT Business Summit is New England’s largest B2B event of the year, attracting thousands of key decision makers representing multiple industries and companies across the region. The day-long event features 30-minute executive power talks, keynote presentations from nationally renowned experts, a tradeshow and three co-located anchor events: the MetroHartford AllianceRising Star Awards Breakfast, Hartford Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Luncheon and the CT DEEP’s GreenCircle Sustainability Awards. To learn more and to register, visit

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