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
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
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
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.
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
June 15th : 9 AM – 1 PM CT
June 16th : 9 AM – 11 AM CT
Module 2: Water Stewardship in Practice
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.
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
Economic Trends 2022
Is 2022 The Year of the Great Reallocation?
Inflation. Supply chain issues. Labor force challenges. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic. These and other factors are leading to major economic shifts and reallocations in supply and demand.
With so much in flux, what lies ahead for the economy in 2022? Will the Fed raise interest rates? Will consumer spending keep up as prices rise? What’s coming down the road for tax policy and government spending?
Economist Michael Knetter Ph.D. and leading industry experts will provide their perspectives and answers to these questions and more at the 21st annual Economic Trends breakfast on January 27, 2022. The panelists will discuss the economic outlook for manufacturing, food and beverage, logistics, transportation and construction in southeast Wisconsin. Mike Knetter will share perspectives about fiscal, monetary and trade policies that may shape the larger trends in these industries.
Michael Knetter Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Foundation 
Tina Chang, CEO, SysLogic 
Jonas Prising, Chairman/CEO, ManpowerGroup 
Sandi Siegel, President. M.E. Dey & Co.