This year’s two-day Manufacturing First Expo and Conference was held October 21-22 and was bigger and better than ever! Governor Scott Walker made an appearance, and keynote speaker Ryan Estis was a huge hit for the 1300 manufacturers who registered and the 500 students who came!
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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MANUFACTURING AWARD WINNERS:
Brighter Image - Laminations/Great Northern Corporation
Educational Partnerships - Curt G. Joa, Inc.
Leadership - Georgia-Pacific
Innovation - Waupaca Foundry, Inc.
Visionary - Paul Bartelt (The Vollrath Company)
Youth Apprenticeship - Kohler Co.
EDUCATION AWARD WINNERS:
Brighter Image - Appleton Technical Academy
Career Pathmaker Administrator - Nick Cochart (Algoma High School)
Career Pathmaker Educator - Sara Greenwood and Marci Kuhn (Mishicot High School)
Career Pathmaker Tech Ed Teacher - Greg Gritt (Plymouth High School)
Education Innovation - Green Bay Area Public Schools
Manufacturing Partnership - Denmark School District
COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER:
The 5th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference was bigger and better than ever with over 1,000 Wisconsin manufacturers and 500 students! The expo kicked off on October 21, with specific industry programing. Day two, October 22, featured the main keynote - Ryan Estis, more programing, and exhibits open from 10am - 3:30pm. Manufacturing First is designed for Wisconsin Manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities.
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.
REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, & NETWORKING
Registration opens at 12:30pm, with refreshments & networking leading up to programs
Pick a Program Session
SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP - Invitation Only
Superintendents & School Board Meeting.
Please join us in the exhibit hall for networking and a cash bar.
NEWMA PARTNERSHIP AWARDS DINNER
You must register to attend this dinner.
Exhibit Hours 10:00am to 3:30pm
REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
Registration begins at 7:00am with breakfast and networking to follow.
KEYNOTE PRESENTER : RYAN ESTIS
Next Level Leadership
Managing Breakthrough Performance in the
Ryan is an international speaker that has been recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine. Ryan will discuss the approach to effective leadership and how it needs to transform as our workforce and customers evolve. He will challenge conventional leadership practices and explore progressive techniques and technology that pace with the evolving needs of today’s knowledge worker.
Pick a Lunch and Learn Session
October 19 & 20, 2016
KI Convention Center
333 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54301
PROGRAM #1Women inManufacturing
PROGRAM #2Exporting &International Trade
PROGRAM #3Food & Beverage
PROGRAM #4Advancing theLean Enterprise
Program 1: 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 Tracy Johnson of InitiativeOne – Institute of Business Leadership. Learn three fundamental influences on behavior; discover what they have to do with success. Identify sabotage patterns that affect a leader’s performance and learn how to raise trust in teams.
Also sponsored by:
Program 2: 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. Join other local business professionals involved with international trade. Legal experts will review various compliance and regulation concerns for exports / imports. NAFTA Regional Focus will be presented through an informative company panel discussion moderated by a representative of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Participants will share real life experiences and address opportunities for Wisconsin manufacturers interested in global expansion.
Also sponsored by:
Program 3: 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. This seminar will focus on three topics including the state of the F&B industry in Wisconsin, Process Safety Management initiatives, and cyber security, including social media risks, product formulation theft, data integrity, pricing and trade promotion espionage, and more. Baker Tilly is a full-service accounting and advisory firm that works with companies from farm to fork helping them grow their business, run more efficiently, and venture into new markets.
Also sponsored by:
Program 4: Advancing the Lean Enterprise:
People, Process, & Strategy
This program will discuss best practices for manufacturers to accelerate their lean journey based on a highly engaged workforce with excellent problem-solving skills, using process excellence to drive business results and lean as a strategy to create competitive advantage. 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, an operational excellence advisory and resource firm focused on providing value added services, lean leadership, facilitation, training and education.
Also sponsored by:
From Your Metallic
A New Path to
Finding and Developing Your Next Leaders
This dynamic and interactive session combines the findings from two significant studies to help you identify and develop your next generation of leaders. Whether you are responsible for the development of others or you are the one who wants to develop stronger leadership skills, this workshop will provide you with a concrete action plan and a clearer path to success.
Optimizing Value From Your Metallic Mfg By-Products
If you’re a manufacturer, chances are you generate recyclable waste. And if that by-product is scrap metal, you want to be sure it’s going to the right place for the right price. The experts from Sadoff Iron & Metal will focus on what to look for in a recycling program: periodic review of your operations, optimal work centers, segregation of materials by size and grade, as well as pricing formulas that consider accountability of each transaction.
A New Path to Finding New Business
Looking to diversify your customer base and fit into multiple supply chains? This session will help you understand your company’s capabilities to cross over to multiple industry markets. Hear from representatives in the Water, Aero Space & Energy sectors on what they seek in suppliers, and how to participate in the Supply Chain Marketplace!
Also Supported by:
Business Growth Through Technology
Technology is a key to success in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment. The UW-Stout MOC and WMEP will describe two powerful solutions that leverage technology. Tech Scouting helps manufacturers find/adopt advanced technologies that create competitive advantage, and Technology Drive Market Intelligence helps manufacturers find new markets for their unique technology-based capabilities.
HCCW Advanced Manufacturing Training Initiative
A private-public partnership designed to address the growing skilled worker shortage in the State of Wisconsin in a manner that engages the under served and under utilized low to moderate income (LMI) individuals. This highly successful initiative is training and deploying graduates ready to fill vacant manufacturing positions.
New North is leading a strategic market-supplier effort to introduce manufacturers to new market opportunities with the objective of expanded market exposure and diversification of customer mix to current defense suppliers. Join the effort and be represented.
Skilled trades remain among the hardest jobs to fill, according to the 2015 Talent Shortage Survey. To help address this issue, virtual reality training opportunities have become increasingly popular with screening, training, and expediting the on-boarding of new hires. Stop by to see the virtual welding challenge in action, up close, and personal.
Your personal brand is important, and for many a first impression is made online, so it is especially important to put your best face forward. We realize that many people don’t get the chance to have a professional photo taken. Please visit our CELL and let us help you take a big step towards improving that first impression.
Push and pull your way through the ranks while measuring your strength with our field equipment. Our physical therapist will be there to guide you and answer any questions. Then get an expo refresh at our hydration station and pick up an infused water bottle.
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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/
EXHIBIT AREA 10’ X 10’
• Black Pipe and Draping (8' tall, 30" side rails)
• 4" x 48" Name Plate (name appears in "CAPITAL LETTERS")
• 8' Skirted Table, 2 Director Chairs
• Standard 1-120 Volt Outlet (included at no cost)
• WIFI (included at no cost)
• 4 Tickets for Attendance/Manning of your Booth
• Company Name Listed in the Day-of-Event Brochure
• 150 Character Product Innovation Sentence Listed in Brochure
The list below is updated on a bi-weekly basis so check back to see the new additions.