Political, Business Leaders Hold Forum on Connecticut’s Economy

January 19, 2012

Jim Himes, Scott Frantz, Larry Cafero Headline Politics and Business Panel Jan. 31 in Norwalk

How will government policies affect Connecticut’s businesses and economy this year?

Hear from policymakers and business leaders on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Norwalk as they discuss what state and federal governments must do to bring momentum to Connecticut’s economic recovery.

“Businesses must have confidence in what is happening within public policy,” says CBIA vice president and economist Peter Gioia. “Businesses have to feel that there is stability and the chance to grow, or they may choose to do business elsewhere.”

Panelists at the Connecticut Business 2012: Politics and Business Forum, hosted by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and the CEO Roundtable, include:

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT4)
State Sen. L. Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich)
State Rep. and House Republican Leader Lawrence Cafero, Jr. (R-Norwalk)
David Lewis, president and CEO, OperationsInc.
Ashok Vasudevan, CEO, Preferred Brands/Tasty Bite
Joe Brennan, senior vice president, public policy, CBIA

Moderated by Tom Appleby, news director and co-anchor, News 12 Connecticut

Forum details:
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk
Registration: 7:30 am
Program: 8:30-10 am

Cost per person is $24 for CBIA and CEO Roundtable members and $35 for nonmembers.

To register, please contact Lise Cliche at 860.244.1977 or [email protected].

Media: Please contact Ann Marie Raymond at 860.244.1957 or [email protected] if you plan to attend.


CBIA is Connecticut’s largest business organization, with 10,000 member companies. For more information, please contact Ann Marie C. Raymond (860.244.1957; [email protected]) or visit cbia.com/newsroom.

The CEO Roundtable provides a forum for top-level executives to meet and network with their peers, and to discuss their business challenges, successes and opportunities. Learn more at theceoroundtable.com.