MANUFACTURING FIRST
OCTOBER 19 - 20, 2016 | GREEN BAY, WI

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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.

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AWARDS DINNER The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance (NEWMA) proudly hosted their fourth annual “Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards” on the evening of October 21 as a kickoff to Manufacturing First. This year, the awards dinner sold out with over 350 people in attendance. The Alliance believes it is critically important for manufacturers to work with and support education. The awards spotlighted best practices throughout the New North region and raised $12,150 for college scholarships. 2016 ALL STAR WINNERS:

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:

Project G.R.I.L.L.

 

NOW TWO DAYS October 19 & 20 2016 KI Convention Center Green Bay, Wisconsin
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MANUFACTURING FIRST AGENDA

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.

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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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REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS, & NETWORKING

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

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COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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

NEWMA PARTNERSHIP AWARDS DINNER

You must register to attend this dinner.

THURSDAY 20, 2016 - THE MAIN EVENT

Exhibit Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm

REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

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

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NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

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INTERACTIVE . EDUCATIONAL . BRINGING YOU VALUE 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 are interactive, on demand, ways to learn valuable business skills. Don't miss out! Stop by all four CELLS to see what they have in store for you.
MANUFACTURING FIRST

October 19 & 20, 2016

 

KI Convention Center

333 Main St.

Green Bay, WI 54301

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Hyatt on Main (attached to the KI)

333 Main St.

Green Bay, WI 54301

 

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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.

 

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