WMEP sponsors a range of events, including the premier manufacturing conference in Wisconsin, Manufacturing Matters!, plus a range of free webinars on specific subjects of interest. Scroll down to find a calendar of events. All times listed are central time unless otherwise noted.

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21st Century Pathways, Virtual Offering for 2022
Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 3:30 PM central time daily
Week 1: October 3-7, 2022
Week 2: October 31 – November 4, 2022
Week 3: January 9-13, 2023

$5,500 per company. $5,000 for WSBC Member companies

Meet Wisconsin’s Authorized Trade Representatives for Canada, Mexico and Germany Webinar

Trade representatives based in Canada, Mexico and Germany will be on hand to discuss the specific markets their offices cover. The trade representatives and WEDC staff can also offer general insight into the services these offices provide.

Wednesday, May 18, @ 9-10:30 A.M. | Virtual Event

Efficiency for Industrial Sites Webinar

Want to learn more about how your plant or mill can save money through energy efficiency projects? Focus on Energy has up to $300,000 per project and $400,000 per customer per year to support your energy efficiency investments. Energy efficiency can come in the form of more efficient electric or natural gas-consuming equipment. It can also come from changing processes or investing in new technology. The webinar will also include a success story from a WSBC member company.

This webinar is in partnership with Focus on Energy.

Thursday, May 19th, @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Virtual Event

Leverage WEDC Global Trade Ventures for Export Growth Webinar

In this session, you will hear directly from companies that have participated in a trade venture about the value and the results each company received from their experience.

Wednesday, May 25, @ 9-10:30 A.M.

Comprehensive Water Stewardship Training

These sessions will train sustainability professionals in everything from enterprise-level water stewardship strategy to operational best practices. Trainees will gain the knowledge and confidence to develop and implement water stewardship in their own organization or in the support of others.

Module 1: Principles and Foundations of Water Stewardship
Cost: $499.00
June 15th : 9 AM – 1 PM CT
June 16th : 9 AM – 11 AM CT

Module 2: Water Stewardship in Practice
Cost: $699.00
June 16th : 11 AM – 1 PM CT
June 17th : 9 AM – 1 PM CT

Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – Green Bay
Good leadership is not just characterized by the ability to motivate a group toward a common goal-it’s the ability to cross over from being a person employees HAVE to follow, to a person employees WANT to follow. Our Supervisor Skills course will help develop and refresh your skills as a leader and offer a renewed outlook on true relational leadership.

Once per week, every Thursday beginning June 23, 2022
Dates are: June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14, 2022

Cost:  $975 per person.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided daily.

Special Offer! Second attendee from the same company receives half-price admission with the purchase of a full-price admission.

Grow Your Company’s Exports with ExporTech

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program. This is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions.

Contact Roxanne Baumann for Summer/Fall ExporTech™ information starting August 22nd, 2022.

Group Sessions 1:  Week of August 22nd, 2022 – Monday-Friday 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Group Sessions 2:    Week of September 26th, 2022 – Monday-Friday 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Group Sessions 3:    Week of November 8th, 2022 – Monday – Friday 1:00 – 3:30 pm


Energy Efficient Summit @ Monona Terrace
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Energy Efficient Summit

Explore new advances in energy efficiency for your business and your customers. Join us in person for an inspiring morning of breakouts specifically designed for businesses and trade allies. Attendees will gain insights into new and emerging technologies to improve commercial & industrial buildings.

The Energy Efficiency Summit is bringing local and regional energy experts to Madison to help solve your energy challenges. Our half-day summit includes:

  • Innovative, solutions-oriented workshops for C&I customers.
  • Exploration of new tools and technologies to help you identify and optimize energy conservation opportunities for your business.
  • Implementing city energy planning goals and strategies.
  • Opportunities to engage with your local MGE staff, FOCUS ON ENERGY® representatives, and explore Commercial PACE financing solutions.

Whether you’re just beginning to explore emerging technologies or navigating advances in HVAC and lighting controls, the Energy Efficiency Summit will have something for you.

Early registration is encouraged!

Make sure you’re at the table for this information-packed morning. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.

Please click HERE for more information on this event.

Green House Gas Strategy and Reduction Webinar @ Online Webinar
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Green House Gas Strategy And Reduction

~ How to Reduce Emissions in Your Operations ~

Are you tracking your Green House Gases(GHG), but not sure what to do next? Or achieved some traction and looking to develop a strategy? Perhaps, you’re looking for some inspiration? In this webinar, we will take a close look at one company, Sherwin William’s, journey over time to reduce GHG and how they plan to achieve new ambitious reduction goals.

Sherwin Williams GHG Strategy grows:  Since 2009, SW has had a climate strategy focused on reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including emissions from our operations (Scope 1) and from the generation of purchased energy (Scope 2). In 2019, they added emissions data related to our upstream and downstream value chain (Scope 3).

In 2020, SW began aligning their climate strategy to reflect a science-based target approach, influenced by global efforts to limit global warming to well below 2.0 degrees Celsius. They adopted a new approach to better reflect and align with certain global efforts, including setting new GHG emissions reduction targets. Their goal is to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 30% by 2030, compared with a 2019 baseline.

Cost:  Free to members, $25 for non members

Please join us to learn ideas and inspiration on creating a GHG strategy – click HERE to Register Now! 


The WHY & HOW of the Green Masters Program @ Free Online Webinar
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The WHY and HOW of the Green Masters Program

Learn how the Green Masters Program can help you get ahead of the ESG wave.

This webinar will take a deep dive into the Green Masters Program. We will discuss why now, more than ever, it’s important to pay attention to Environmental, Social, and Governance metrics, as well as what value the program has to your business. You will learn pro tips for users on how to best leverage the program.

Register HERE!


Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings – Free Webinar

Want to learn about energy efficiency in commercial sites? Looking to reduce your energy spend with efficiency? This webinar will discuss Focus on Energy grant options for commercial buildings and walk through a success story on how the program has helped increase efficiency for commercial sites.

This webinar will be presented in partnership with Focus on Energy.


Energy Efficiency in Industrial Buildings – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Energy Efficiency in Industrial Buildings

Want to learn about energy efficiency in Industrial sites? Looking to reduce your energy spend with efficiency? This webinar will discuss Focus on Energy grant options for Industrial buildings and walk through a success story on how the program has helped increase efficiency for commercial sites.

This webinar presented in partnership with Focus on Energy.