MM! 2019 was SOLD OUT!

Be sure to save the dates for MM! 2020!

February 26 & 27th, 2020.


“Make it Happen!” was our 2019 Manufacturing Matters! conference theme. “Focus & Go” is the 2020 theme for Manufacturing Matters!

Manufacturer’s confidence hasn’t been this high in years. The economy is strong, and more things become possible each day.

There are of course challenges in this dynamic business environment. The labor market continues to tighten. Technologies are changing the way work is done. Tariffs are creating a level of uncertainty. Better, faster, cheaper, cleaner, and “right now” are the mantras of key customers.

At MM!19 we had the opportunity to explore new ideas and best practices that help companies “Make it Happen”, whether that is getting more out of existing resources, automating processes, diversifying your customer base, making your company the employer of choice, or securing needed certifications and credentials.


Attendees from MM!2108 indicated the following:

  • 94% of those who attended indicated they will use information garnered from the conference to move their business forward.
  • 69% of manufacturer registrants have senior level titles including: plant manager, COO, CEO, VP, CFO, Directors, etc.

Conference Location:

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

Manufacturing Matters! Pre-Conference Workshops on Wednesday, February 26th

HACCP Certification:

Peg Dorn, WMEP Food Safety Expert-

An Intensive One Day Course designed to achieve HACCP knowledge and competency.

Apply proven methods to standardize processes and documentation. Conformance with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and regulatory standards require that companies develop and maintain a robust food safety system. HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) is the foundation with which a strong food safety system sits upon.

Demonstrable competency in HACCP and its principles is essential when building a good food safety system and WMEP’s HACCP training course will provide the tools to achieve success. Unlike other training courses which offer basics in the principles of HACCP and no application, WMEP’s training course is designed to facilitate the development of a solid HACCP plan as you learn.

Upon successful completion of the course, the attendee will be able to do the following: 

  • Write a HACCP plan (Standard starter templates provided)
  • Implement a HACCP system
  • Review of common GMP’s
  • Understand basics in Food Microbiology and Sanitation
  • Understand prerequisite programs
  • Certificate of Completion provided upon successful completion of the course

If you register more than one attendee from the same company, a volume discount will automatically apply for each additional registrant to receive $50 off their registration.

Directors’ Reception

A must! This reception is a fantastic opportunity to network, preview sponsor exhibits and enjoy refreshments.

  • Held at the Hyatt Regency’s Atrium

Sponsorship Opportunities: 

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities were sold out, contact us for your chance to support Manufacturing Matters! 2020!

Here is what our 2018 Sponsors had to say:

“Great prospects for us and great conversations with attendees”

“We will be back next year, in 2019, in 2020! As long as you keep doing this, we will be there.”

“The Attendee list is very strong”

“This is a GREAT event, with rich content”

“The traffic was strong at our booth”

“The quality of the people exceeded my expectations”

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Please click on the following to download the full sponsorship packet:  Sponsorship Booklet MM19 Electronic.  For questions or to discuss the available opportunities, please email Tammy Schwarzbauer or call 920-915-2582.