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.


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11:00 am 21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
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[...]
1:00 pm ExporTech – Virtual – Winter/Spring 2022 @ Online Webinar
ExporTech – Virtual – Winter/Spring 2022 @ Online Webinar
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ExporTech - Virtual - Winter/Spring 2022 @ Online Webinar | Brookfield | Wisconsin | United States
Grab Your Share of Profitable Exporting!  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[...]