Connecticut defense contractors will soon have an opportunity to meet other businesses and government officials to boost exports and develop global business relationships.
Rep. Joe Courtney and Anne Evans, district director of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Connecticut, said an Aerospace and Defense International Trade Summit is scheduled for Nov. 8-10 in Mystic.
Courtney, a Democrat who represents eastern Connecticut, said the annual meeting will join defense suppliers with domestic and overseas contractors to encourage new contacts and business opportunities.
Connecticut's defense industry includes companies supplying parts and systems for aerospace and submarine manufacturers.
Courtney and Evans said representatives from 15 countries will attend the summit. Domestic and foreign contractors including General Dynamics Electric Boat, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and United Technologies Corp. also are expected to participate.