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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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 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Central Time


Value Stream Mapping for Shop Processes – Free Webinar
Assess your current shop processes to remove waste and improve throughput and accuracy.
October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


UWEBI – Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Annual Virtual Conference – Cost: $595 for members; $695 for non-members
Wisconsin’s premier virtual learning event for business leaders and technology professionals!
October 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


The Journey to Zero Waste – Free Webinar
A conversation about how the principles of zero waste and strategies to reduce your waste streams.
October 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Inaugural 2021 Wisconsin Manufacturing Report™ Presentations
The 2021 Wisconsin Manufacturing Report™ is a new, comprehensive, annual report that gauges Wisconsin manufacturing executives’ perceptions of the state of their business, their outlook on manufacturing, and identifies and explores key issues impacting their business and employees.

October 26, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Ingleside Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
October 27, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – University of Wisconsin-Stout, 712 Broadway St S, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751


Energy Efficiency Summit – Free, In-Person Event
The Energy Efficiency Summit is back in person this year at the Monona Terrace. Bringing local and regional experts to Madison to explore new advances in energy efficiency for your commercial and industrial business.
October 26, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Manufacturing First – INSIGHT ON BUSINESS 2021 Annual Conference – Cost: $149
Manufacturing First provides Wisconsin manufacturers with hands-on opportunities to grow their businesses and is designed for them to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments and provide premier networking opportunities.
KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI
October 27, 2021 – All Day


Front Line Leader Skill Development – TWI – Training Within Industry – Free Webinar
Join us for this webinar to learn how WMEP can help your organization produce a dynamic TWI program of hands-on learning and practice and teach the essential skills for supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who directs the work of others.
November 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


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


Putting your Plan on Paper – Connecting your Strategy to your Financial Resources – Free Webinar
Translating your Strategic Plan into a Financial Business Plan is critical. How else will you know if you have the financial resources to execute your strategy over your plan horizon?
Dec 16, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am


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 January 24, 2022.

Group Session One – the week of January 24th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of February 28th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of April 4th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily