Why Brooklyn? Why Now?
With the growing rise of the “Brooklyn Identity,” there has been an explosion of Brooklyn branded products marketed across the globe along with an increase in commerce and tourism. At this point, the cachet has switched from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Many businesses now open their flagship stores in the borough with secondary outposts in Manhattan. Some businesses have left Manhattan completely to relocate to Brooklyn. New York City’s most populous borough is a booming business economy with many companies setting up headquarters, factories, offices and studios in the borough which is ripe for additional growth.
The Made In Brooklyn Summit will bring together Brooklyn based entrepreneurs, business leaders and creatives in the varying fields of technology, manufacturing, the arts, music, food, design and media to connect, meet with potential investors, pitch innovative ideas and learn from the Summit’s distinguished speakers.
One of Brooklyn’s premier event spaces will be transformed to experience a series of talks, masterclasses, keynotes, pitch presentations, curated introductions and networking, to celebrate innovation, business, creativity and all things Brooklyn.
Economic /Urban Development / Real Estate
Green & Sustainability
Art & Design
Philanthropy & Activism
Trends & Must-Haves
Retail & Manufacturing
The Made In Brooklyn Summit will take place in the newly built state- of-the-art City Tech academic center, located in Downtown Brooklyn. Built over eight stories and designed by New York based Perkins Eastman, the building cantilevers over a curved 1,000 seat auditorium. Featuring an industrial steel and glass front the building also has fourteen types of high performance wall systems designed to achieve LEED-Silver certification. This state of the art setting will be where attendees discover the best of Brooklyn technology, manufacturing, commerce, design and visual arts.