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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Sustainability Strategy Summit – Interview Series
Free for WSBC Members, $25 for non-members
This July, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) will be hosting an interview series with Wisconsin sustainability leaders.
Interviews will focus on key sustainability strategies, discuss how you can be a better influencer for sustainable change, and explain Wisconsin’s role in building a sustainable future.
Times vary, series runs from July 19 – 30, 2021


The Journey to Great Leadership – Free Webinar
This webinar is a preview into WMEP’s Supervisory Skills workshop, the full workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive leadership toolbox and hands-on practice that will enhance the participants ability to connect with and lead team members.
August 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


21st Century Pathways Information Session
This free information session is to learn about the 21st Century Pathways program and how it can help your organization take sustainability to the next level.
August 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm


The Business Case for Water Stewardship
How can your company face the myriad of sustainability, environmental, health and safety concerns that are out there?
August 19th @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


ExporTech™ 2021
Starts August 23rd


Meeting Effectiveness – Webinar $35 fee
Participants to come away with increased knowledge related to the enablers and behaviors needed to drive meeting effectiveness.
August 25th @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days, $975 per person
Location: Pewaukee, WI
September 8, 15, 22 and 29th @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days, $975 per person
Location: Neenah, WI
September 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration – Tips for Compliance and Training – Part 1 of a 3 Part Series – Free Webinar Presented in Collaboration with M3 Insurance
Sep 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time


How a Company’s Culture can Help or Hinder Food Safety – Part 2 of a 3 Part Series – Free Webinar Presented in Collaboration with M3 Insurance
Join us to explore the importance of creating a food safety culture within a food manufacturing company.
October 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time


What Every Leader Should Know: Legal and Liability Risks in Food Processing – Part 3 of a 3 Part Series – Free Webinar
Leading a Food Processing Operation requires a complex set of leadership and operational skills. Also needed: an understanding of the unique legal and liability risks that you, as a responsible corporate officer, face when you assume a role at the top of the org chart.
November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Keep Your Cash and Deploy Automation – Free Webinar 9:00 am
Keep Your Cash and Deploy Automation – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Keep Your Cash and Deploy Automation - Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
Keep Your Cash and Deploy Automation Automation acquisition options that help manufacturers retain capital and guarantee performance. Traditionally manufacturers have had few financing options to deploy automation within their operations. Recent developments allow manufacturers to rent automation equipment, utilize Machines[...]
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New North Summit 2021 Playbook for Recovery Series – Education and Talent Training Camp – Part 3 9:00 am
New North Summit 2021 Playbook for Recovery Series – Education and Talent Training Camp – Part 3 @ Virtual
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
New North Summit 2021 Thank you for your interest in our New North Summit which was originally planned for March 11th.  We know our annual summit is an event that our stakeholders look forward to for enriched in-person networking and regional[...]
The Anatomy of a Recall – Best Practices 12:00 pm
The Anatomy of a Recall – Best Practices @ Free Online Webinar
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Anatomy of a Recall – Best Practices @ Free Online Webinar
The Anatomy of a Food Recall What really goes on behind the scenes during a food recall?  Which regulatory agencies are involved?  Recalls can often be times of indecision and outright panic.  A well informed team can sometimes avert a[...]
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Administrative Value Stream Mapping – Free Webinar 12:00 pm
Administrative Value Stream Mapping – Free Webinar @ Webinar
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Administrative Value Stream Mapping - Free Webinar @ Webinar
Assess your current administrative processes to remove waste and improve throughput and accuracy. Administrative Value Stream Mapping can lead to significant improvements in lead time and improved efficiencies. Typical administrative process are order entry, quoting, scheduling, design engineering, purchasing and[...]
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Securing Your Machine: Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems 9:00 am
Securing Your Machine: Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems @ Free Online Webinar
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Securing Your Machine: Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems @ Free Online Webinar
Securing your Machine: Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems Air Gaps? VPN’s? Firewalls? Explore how to protect aging and current equipment from cyberattacks and downtime. Industry 4.0, Internet of Things…the marketing term doesn’t matter, but the idea does.  Manufacturers want to[...]
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WSBC Member Meet and Greet 12:00 pm
WSBC Member Meet and Greet @ Online Webinar
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WSBC Member Meet and Greet @ Online Webinar
WSBC Member Meet and Greet Join us for a member meet and greet! This is your chance to introduce yourself to other WSBC members and network with one another. The event will be semi structured, allowing for time to you[...]
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