MANUFACTURING FIRST
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

This year’s two-day Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will be held October 19 + 20 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. This year's keynote speaker will be adidas president, Mark King who will discuss The Evolution of Leadership.

 

Manufacturing First is presented by First Business, along with the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications to provide Wisconsin manufacturers hands-on opportunities to grow their businesses. It is designed for them to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities.

Join us October 19 + 20, 2016 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay!

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AWARDS DINNER The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) will proudly host their fifth annual “Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards” on the evening of October 19 as a kickoff to Manufacturing First. Tickets sold separately for $60.00. Click on the button below to register.
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WEDNESDAY 19, 2016

The 6th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will kick off on Wednesday October 19 at 1:30 PM with specific industry programming tracks: Safety, Lean, Exporting, Talent and Metals/Machinery. On October 20, the day will begin with our featured keynote Mark King, adidas president,  as he presents The Evolution of Leadership. Following the keynote, the exhibit floor will open at 10:00 AM. Manufacturing First is designed for Wisconsin Manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities.

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COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Please join us in the exhibit hall for networking and a cash bar.

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September 25, 2015
August 11, 2015
Fifth Annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference Day 1 Agenda (APPLETON, WI) - September 25, 2015 - The 5th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference is expanding. With over 500 Wisconsin manufacturers attending, this year’s event will now be October 21 and 22 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. It is designed for Wisconsin Manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities. Day 1 of the event will begin at 1:30 where attendees will pick one of four programs to attend: Women in Manufacturing: A panel including Jan Allman, CEO of Marinette Marine, Kim Bassett, CEO of Bassett Mechanical and Rita Cox, President and CEO of Coating Excellence International will explore the challenges women leaders face in a male dominated manufacturing industry. Following the panel, a keynote presentation on “How Leaders Sabotage Their Success” will be provided by InitiativeOne – Institute of Business Leadership. Exporting & International Trade: Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) and Lakeshore International Networking & Knowledge exchange (LINKe) will host a program to focus on global business issues. NAFTA Regional Focus will be presented through an informative company panel discussion moderated by a representative of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Food & Beverage: Baker Tilly will host a seminar focusing on the food and beverage (F&B) industry in Wisconsin and current risks and trends. Joining Baker Tilly will be representatives from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Bassett Mechanical. Advancing the Lean Enterprise: A number of local industry experts will share their journey including key successes & learnings as well as obstacles faced in developing and sustaining a lean culture. The seminar will include practical tips and tools to help organizations with their improvement strategy and we will end with a panel discussion question and answer session. The program is hosted by Optima Associates. These programs will be followed by a cocktail reception at 4:30 and the NEWMA Partnership Awards Dinner at 6:30, you must register to attend the dinner. TO REGISTER: Go to www.manufacturingfirst.com Members of the media are invited to attend Manufacturing First at no cost. Request a free ticked in advance by calling Jodie Johnson at 608-232-5910.

Northeast Wisconsin's Premier Manufacturing Event is Now Two Days

 

(APPLETON, WI) – August 11, 2015 – The 5th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference is expanding. With over 500 Wisconsin manufacturers attending, this year’s event will now be October 21 and 22 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. It is designed for Wisconsin Manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities.

 

This year’s keynote speaker is Ryan Estis, who was recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard" by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka. His compelling stories move participants to embrace change and achieve breakthrough performance. Ryan has 20 years of business experience working with the world’s best brands to initiate change, inspire innovation and deliver growth.

 

One out of four Northeast Wisconsin residents is employed by a manufacturer, attend Manufacturing First to gain perspective on issues that make a difference for your business and community. “Manufacturing is a vital component to Wisconsin’s economy,” says Mickey Noone, President – Northeast of First Business Bank. “The goal of this event is to connect manufacturers to share knowledge, experiences, and issues that impact their businesses.”

 

The event is put on by First Business, along with the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications to provide Wisconsin manufacturers hands-on opportunities to grow their businesses through networking and sharing knowledge with other local manufacturers. Top level sponsors include: Baker Tilly, City of Green Bay, New North, Sadorff Iron & Metal Company, The Executive Committee (TEC), and Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

 

To register for the Early Bird Rate: Go to www.manufacturingfirst.com

 

About First Business

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

 

Member FDIC, First Business Bank’s Northeast headquarters are at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton, with additional Northeast offices in Oshkosh and Green Bay. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 920-734-1800.

 

The First Business logo is available at http://www.firstbusiness.com/logo/

 

 

TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 2015

The mission of Manufacturing First is to recognize a need. Gathering people to talk about their passion for manufacturing in Wisconsin was the genesis for the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference. We’re pleased to host the fifth annual event this fall at the newly-expanded KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

 

Manufacturing is a vital component to Wisconsin’s economy, with one out of four Northeast Wisconsin residents employed in the industry. It’s the backbone of our economy and it’s up to us to keep it strong. Check out the program for Manufacturing First 2015 and see what we have in store for you this year! Click the link below to view the Manufacturing First 2015 program.

2015 PROGRAM

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NEWMA PARTNERSHIP AWARDS DINNER

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Pick an Innovation Lunch & Learn Session

MANUFACTURING FIRST

October 19 + 20, 2016

 

KI Convention Center

333 Main St.

Green Bay, WI 54301

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SAFETY
TALENT
LEAN
EXPORTING
METALS & MACHINE BUILDERS

Behavioral-Based Safety: The 21st Century Approach

Dr. Daniel J. Moran

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Building a Culture Around Shared Values

Sharon Hulce and Rick Bickert

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Lean Selling: How the Principals of Lean Apply to Sales and Monitor 3 Key Metrics

Jeff Koser

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Emerging Markets: How to do Business in New Cuba

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Evolution of Leadership Mark King | adidas president

Mark King was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He joined TaylorMade, then a start-up company, in 1980 and spent 20 years in sales before he was elevated to president in 1999 and CEO in 2003. Under Mark's leadership, they became the leading and most profitable golf company in the world. In 2014, Mark was appointed President of adidas Group North America where he is in charge of all adidas and Reebok operations in the North American market.  King has given scores of speeches throughout the country based on his experiences as a leader in his industry and a lifelong sales professional.

 

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DIRECTIONS & LODGING

Hyatt on Main (attached to the KI)

333 Main St.

Green Bay, WI 54301

 

Make a reservation for the Hyatt using the link below to join the Manufacturing First room block.

Exhibit Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm

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SPEAKER SHOWCASE

First Business Stage

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

First Business Stage

SPEAKER SHOWCASE

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NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

First Business Stage

REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

Registration begins at 7:00am with breakfast and networking to follow.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Join us on the expo floor for some networking and a complimentary drink!

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INTERACTIVE. EDUCATIONAL. VALUABLE. CELLS are designed to give attendees opportunities to continue their education throughout the day. Open all day and mixed into the expo floor, the CELLS offer interactive, on demand ways to learn valuable business skills. Stop by all four CELLS to see what they have in store for you.

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REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, & NETWORKING

Registration opens at 12:30pm, with refreshments & networking leading up to programs

BREAK (2:45pm - 3:15pm)

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SAFETY
TALENT
LEAN
EXPORTING
METALS & MACHINE BUILDERS

Human Error: There is No Root Cause

Richard Pollock

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Building True Employee Engagement

Sharon Hulce and Rick Bickert

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Sustainable Lean Selling - The User Experience

Todd Schneider

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From Ireland to the EU: How to Establish a Beachhead for European Expansion

John McGeown

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Success Stories in Workforce Development

 

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

 

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How Manufacturing Appeals to the Next Generation

 

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Driving Profitable Growth

 

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MANUFACTURING FIRST AGENDA
DON'T MISS OUR FEATURED BOOTHS Once again, we will have our featured XCELLD Stations that are designed 
for a hands-on, interactive and in-depth look at the subjects they cover.
OUR 2016 EXHIBITORS

Acuity

Alwin Manufacturing

Architectural Forest Products LLC

Argus Technical Services

Badger Tag & Label Corp.

Baum Machine

Becks Quality Cabinets, Inc.

Bemis Company, Inc.

BPM Inc. A Specialty Paper Mill

CEC (Comunications Engineering Co.)

Cimtronics Midwest Inc.

Consolidated Construction Co.

Crown Lift Trucks

Dedicated Computing

Doig Corporation

Eck Industries

EH Wolf & Sons

EMT International

energybank

Engman-Taylor Company

ERC Inc.

Exhibit Systems

Express Employment Professionals

Fox Valley Metal Tech, Inc.

Fox Valley Metrology

Garden Manufacturing Services

GDC IT Solutions

Golder Associates Inc.

GPS Education Partners, Inc.

Graphics Systems Corporation

 

Great Northern

Green Bay Pallet

Heartland Label Printers, LLC

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc.

HUI

Imaginasium

Immel Construction

InitiativeOne

Innova Technologies, Inc.

J&R Machine Inc.

Jay Manufacturing Oshkosh, Inc.

Jonas Service & Supply

K.R. West Company, Inc.

Keller, Inc.

KI

Kohler Co.

L&S Electric

Larson Engineering, Inc.

Lindquist Machine Corporation

Marion Body Works, Inc.

MasterGraphics

Metals Engineering, Inc.

Miller Electric Manufacturing Company

Miron Construction Co., Inc.

Muthig Industries, Inc.

N.E.W. Plastics Corp.

New Water

NPS Corp.

Optima Machinery Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parker Hannifin Corp. Hose Products Division

Pioneer Metal Finishing

Plexus Corp.

Port of Green Bay

Powergrid Solutions Inc/Neumetal

ProSolutions

Quality Assembly and Logistics/QAL Medical

Robinson Metal, Inc

Romo Durable Graphics

Sargento Foods Inc.

Schenck, SC

Sentry Insurance

Shopko Optical Lab

Suburban Electric

Tramontina US Cookware, Inc.

U.S. Lubricants

Unlimited Services

Valley Packaging Supply Co., Inc.

VARC, Inc.

Vive, LLC

Waupaca Foundry

Wenger CPAs

WorkWise Software

Zorn Compressor and Equipment

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