Manufacturing, policy conference returns to in-person format next week


The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Manufacturing Association are bringing back an annual manufacturing and policy event to an in-person format after a four-year absence.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Dover.

One hot topic will be supply chain issues. According to a Deloitte survey, 72% of executives believe the persistent shortage of critical materials and the ongoing supply chain disruptions will present the biggest uncertainty for the industry in the coming year.

Manufacturing employs about 27,000 in Delawre and saw a gain of more than 1,000 jobs during the past year.

Presenting sponsor is Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership.


This half-day conference will begin with morning networking and exhibits, followed by a keynote address from Gov. John Carney and the State Chamber’s policy priorities to improve Delaware’s economic climate and encourage manufacturers to both relocate and grow in our state. After brunch, Bill Keller, managing director and senior investment strategist at Bank of America, will discuss the top economic issues manufacturers are facing, and what the future of these issues will look like.

The conference will be held at the Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, Del-One Conference Center, 100 Campus Drive.

Click here to register.