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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ExporTech™ – Winter 2022 – Virtual Sessions – Contact Roxanne Baumann for cost details
A 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start February 28th, 2022.

  • Group Session One – the week of February 28th;  Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
  • Group Session Two – the week of April 4th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
  • Group Session Three – the week of May 23rd; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Economic Trends 2022 – Presented by Biztimes Media
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.
Date: January 27, 2022 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee WI 53202
Cost: Insider Member Registration $55, Non-member $60, Table of 10 $600


Manufacturing Voices 2022 – Waukesha County Business Alliance
This annual program brings together manufacturers and business leaders to engage in dialogue about issues pertinent to manufacturing. A panel of manufacturing executives will discuss workforce, attracting and retaining talent, automation, company culture, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of our county’s leading manufacturing executives.
WMEP Clients get a discount!
Fees/Admission: WMEP clients = $65 – Table of 10 = $585
Date: February 17, 2022
Time: 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM CST
Website with additional program information: Manufacturing Voices Webpage


21st Century Pathways, Virtual Offering for 2022
Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 3:30 PM central time daily
Week 1: March 28 – April 1, 2022
Week 2: April 18 – 22, 2022
Week 3: June 6 – 10, 2022
$5,500 per company. $5,000 for WSBC Member companies


Manufacturing Matters! 2022 – The 24th annual conference is LIVE and back at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
The 24th Annual Manufacturing Matters! Conference will be held April 29th, with a Celebration of Wisconsin Manufacturing Reception the evening of April 28th, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. View the conference agenda HERE.
Act now to take advantage of early pricing discounts.


 

Jan
24
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.

 

 

Jan
27
Thu
Economic Trends 2022 – Presented by Biztimes Media @ Italian Community Center
Jan 27 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am

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.

Featured Speakers:

Michael Knetter Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Foundation [1]
Tina Chang, CEO, SysLogic [2]
Jonas Prising, Chairman/CEO, ManpowerGroup [3]
Sandi Siegel, President. M.E. Dey & Co. [4]

 

Jan
31
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Jan 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.

 

 

Feb
7
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.

 

 

Feb
10
Thu
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

21st Century Pathways Information Session

This FREE information session is offered to learn about the 21st Century Pathways program and how it can help your organization take sustainability to the next level.  There will be a short presentation followed by an active discussion and opportunity for Questions & Answers.  We welcome you to prepare question in advance.

Learn more about the upcoming 21st Century Pathways Virtual Offering Program HERE

Register NOW! 

 

Feb
14
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.

 

 

Feb
17
Thu
Manufacturing Voices – Waukesha County Business Alliance @ The Ingleside Hotel
Feb 17 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

Manufacturing Voices 2022 – Waukesha County Business Alliance

This annual program brings together manufacturers and business leaders to engage in dialogue about issues pertinent to manufacturing. A panel of manufacturing executives will discuss workforce, attracting and retaining talent, automation, company culture, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of our county’s leading manufacturing executives.

You want to increase profits and drive success. We want to create an environment that enables you to do that. Let’s work together.

As a private, member-driven organization, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has been the voice of business since 1918. We have a broad and diverse membership representing everything from sole proprietorships to some of the largest employers in the region from a variety of industries. We work to strengthen the economy in the county through four pillars: advocate, develop, network and promote.

Feb
21
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.

 

 

Feb
22
Tue
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

21st Century Pathways Information Session

This FREE information session is offered to learn about the 21st Century Pathways program and how it can help your organization take sustainability to the next level.  There will be a short presentation followed by an active discussion and opportunity for Questions & Answers.  We welcome you to prepare question in advance.

Learn more about the upcoming 21st Century Pathways Virtual Offering Program HERE

Register NOW! 

 

Feb
28
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.