Manufacturing Matters! 2017 will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee on February 23rd, 2017.

The theme of this year’s conference is Shaping the Future, and the conference will discuss trends, opportunities and solutions that will help Wisconsin Manufacturers thrive in a dynamic and challenging business environment.

As workforce challenges and trends are on the minds of most manufacturers, we are very pleased to announce that this year’s keynote presenter is Kip Wright, Senior Vice President of Manpower, North America where he oversees Manpower’s staffing business in the United States and Canada.  Kip will discuss key workforce trends and what manufacturers can do to secure and develop their current and future workforces.

There will be a total of 18 breakout sessions to choose from with three sessions in each of the following six conference tracks: Growth, Operational Excellence, Human Capital Management, C-Suite Essentials, Technology & Innovation, and Wisconsin Manufacturing.

Early bird pricing is in effect until November 23rd.  Registration is Open! Click Here to Register.


images from Manufacturing Matters 2015


Pre-conference Workshops – Wednesday, February 22nd 

For more in-depth learning we will be offering several pre-conference workshops on Wednesday February 22nd (details announced soon).

Lakefront Brewery Tour
Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 

The WMEP has arranged for a private tour of Lakefront Brewery especially for attendees of Manufacturing Matters! 2016. This industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours, family style dining options and most importantly, great beer.

Please join us to view firsthand the manufacturing processes and innovations implemented at Lakefront Brewery. The Lakefront Brewery Tour is ranked the 4th best brewery tour in America by Trip Advisor.
Don’t miss it!

Free transportation to/from Lakefront Brewery provided from the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.  A $9.00 per person fee will be collected at Lakefront Brewery.

Conference Location:

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Atrium
333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 53203
Tel: (414) 276-1234

Early bird pricing is in effect until November 23rd.  Registration is Open! Click Here to Register.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for our 2017 conference, please email Tammy Schwarzbauer or call (920) 915-2582.