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A huge thank you to the 2016 sponsors, exhibitors and attendees that made the Manufacturing First Expo and Conference happen. October 19 & 20 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI was a truly exhilarating event with both Governor Scott Walker and adidas president, Mark King - both of whom charismatically addressed manufacturing both in the state of Wisconsin and as an integral part of our lives. Mark King's discussion on The Evolution of Leadership will not be soon forgotten. 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. Save the date for October 25 & 26, 2017 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay!
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EXHIBIT BOOTH SPACE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE EXHIBITOR BOOTH SPACE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CONTACT WENDY GILBERT. ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE INCLUDED IN THE STANDARD BOOTH. CUSOMIZATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE DURING ONLINE REGISTRATION.
EXHIBIT AREA 10’ X 10’ • Black pipe and drape (8' tall, 30" side rails) • 4" x 42" name plate (name appears in "CAPITAL LETTERS") • Table with skirting - 42" high x 8' long (able to choose
from table sizes) • 2 Director Chairs • Wifi • 4 Registrations for attendance/maintenance of your booth (non-transferable) • Event program book recognition including company name and 150-character description* EXHIBITOR BOOTH If you are interested in obtaining an exhibitor booth space, please contact Wendy Gilbert. WENDY GILBERT Insight Publications at 920-560-3785. Thank you! *Based on booth reservation by September 8. After the deadline, the size of your booth could be reduced based on availability.
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017
The 7th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will kick off on Wednesday, October 25 at 1:30 PM with specific industry programming tracks: Talent, Safety, Technology, Social Media, Leadership, and Growth Strategy Development. On October 26, the day will begin with our featured keynote speaker - William Taylor - where he'll speak on "How Great Organizations do Extraordinary Things." 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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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.

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APPLETON, WI – SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 – The 6th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will be held October 19 and 20 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.

 

The 2016 Manufacturing First keynote speaker is adidas president, Mark King. 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 was 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 as a lifelong sales professional.

 

The keynote presentation will take place on October 20 at 8:00 am followed by showcases and five lunch and learn sessions to choose from. The expo floor will be open all day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information or to register, 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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TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 2016

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 sixth annual event this fall at the  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 preview for Manufacturing First 2016 and see what we have in store for you this year! Click the link below to view the Manufacturing First 2016 ten page spread.

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October 25 & 26, 2017

 

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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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