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About the FoRUM

FuzeHub and the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans) and AMT will host a one-day, in-person, manufacturing expo style event.  This event will focus on New York State’s transportation equipment and aerospace industry. A major theme of the event will be supply chain development, growth, and resilience. In addition to panels/presentations on topics of interest, transportation equipment OEMs and SMEs from across NYS will be afforded the opportunity throughout the day to connect with new customers, suppliers, vendors, and resources via B2B matchmaking, networking, and designated booth/exhibiting space. 

September 28th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

$75 per person

Radisson Hotel Corning
125 Denison Pkwy E,
Corning, NY 14830


  • 8:30 AM
    Doors Open
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 10 AM - 10:15 AM
    Welcome Addresses

    Master of Ceremonies: Everton H. Henriques

  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
    Sponsor Presentations
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Keynote Speaker I
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Exhibitor Showcase & Networking
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Main Keynote
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Exhibitor Showcase and Networking
  • 3:00 PM
    Event Concludes




Dr. Jian Sun joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2002, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering.
Jian Sun
Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)
As the Vice President for Large-Scale Renewables, Georges leads NYSERDA’s work in advancing both land-based renewable energy and offshore wind resources. Prior to joining NYSERDA in September 2021, he spent nearly ten years at General Electric (GE)
Georges Sassine
VP, Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)


Bill has served Herkimer College as associate dean of academic affairs for the Business, Health, Science and Technology division since 2017. Bill is responsible for the management of the division, including supervision and evaluation of full and part time faculty.
Bill McDonald
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Herkimer Community College
Everton is a manufacturing virtuoso focused on helping the manufacturing community, industry, start-ups, local colleges and universities, and business leaders to advance innovation and technology.
Everton H. Henriques
NY MEP Solutions Manager
Since 2007 Cory Albrecht has been assisting manufacturers in the Mohawk Valley Region through the New York State Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) Program as the Director of MVCC’s Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM).
Cory Albrecht
Director - AIM at MVCC
After serving on the Board of Directors for a number of years, and serving as Chairman for two, John was appointed to the position of Executive Director of the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency.
John Piseck
Executive Director Herkimer County IDA
Dr. Cathleen C. McColgin joined Herkimer County Community College in June 2015 as the institution’s fourth president. Dr. McColgin previously served as provost and senior vice president at Onondaga Community College.
Dr. Cathleen McColgin
President, Herkimer College
Steve Melito is the Senior Solutions Specialist for FuzeHub and the host of its NYS Manufacturing Now podcast. He also moderates events for FuzeHub and is a regular contributor to its print and digital publications.
Steve Melito
Senior Solutions Specialist, FuzeHub