MFG2023: The DuPage Manufacturing Forum

Learn, Network and Explore Key Manufacturing Issues 

You’re invited to MFG2023, an event made for Chicagoland manufacturers. Connect with industry peers over breakfast, hear from local experts, and explore topics like sustainability, talent pipelines, growth plans, and tax incentives.

Event Details

December 12th, 2023
7:30AM Continental Breakfast & Networking | 8:00AM Program Begins

Location: Hamilton Lakes Conference Center,
300 Park Blvd. in Itasca

This event is free to attend. Registration is limited, and open to representatives of manufacturing companies in DuPage County. Register today by completing the form below.

Sponsored by:



Innovate to Elevate: Local Trends & Creative Solutions to Support Your Talent Pipeline
Presented by: Maria Moran, Member Engagement, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association 

Charting a Path to Prosperity: How to Build a Manufacturing Growth Plan
Presented by: Amy Clary, Regional Manager & Ray Ziganto, Partner Relations Manager, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Sustainable Manufacturing: A Roadmap to Environmental and Economic Success
Presented by: Robert Schlorff, Energy Engineer and Anthony Santarelli, Business Development Specialist, Smart Energy Design Assistance Center 

Panel Discussion

Boosting Industry: Exploring Manufacturing Incentives and Programs



Registration open to representatives of manufacturing companies in DuPage County.

How to do Business with the Illinois Tollway

How to do Business with the Illinois Tollway:
A Connect DuPage Event

Attention Small Businesses: Choose DuPage is hosting a workshop just for you!

Join other local small business owners for a virtual event to learn how to approach and engage with the Illinois Tollway. Attendees will gain an understanding of the “what and how” of their buying process. 


Peter Foernssler, Chief of Procurement, Illinois Tollway

Terry Miller, Chief of Diversity and Strategic Development, Illinois Tollway

Virtual Event Details

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Learn more about Connect DuPage.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a Dream” Breakfast

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I have a Dream” Breakfast

Where: Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

When: Monday, January 15, 2024, 7:00 AM

Event Details

  • Master of Ceremonies
    Art Norman
    Retired, NBC News
  • Virtual Speaker
    Mrs. Naomi Ruth King
    Wife of Rev. A.D. King & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Sister-in-law
  • Keynote Speaker
    Bob Zellner
    Member of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)


  • 7:00 AM: Roundtable
  • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast

Register here.

For any questions, please contact Jessica Barr at