Programs, Events & Education
WMC and WMC Foundation offer many events throughout the year. Here you will find a listing of all upcoming events as well as information on how to be a part of the programs and events through sponsorship and advertising.
Wisconsin Business World – June 18-21 and July 23-26, 2017
Wisconsin Business World is a program that teaches high school students the value of the free enterprise system and the opportunities available in the Badger State. Through a one-day program offered in various cities across the state, and a four-day program offered on college campuses in summer, Business World has educated more than 15,000 students since its inception in 1982.
WMC Policy Day – August 16, 2017
Policy Day 2017 will be the can’t-miss event of the fall when it comes to local, state and federal legislative updates. Featuring multiple tracks on different topics and top-notch general session speakers, this event is sure to make headlines. If you want the latest information on how proposals will impact your business, mark down Policy Day 2017 on your calendar.
Foundation Golf Outing – August 17, 2017
The WMC Foundation connects business leaders who may not otherwise have an opportunity to cross paths. The annual WMC Foundation Golf Outing will give you the chance to meet other key Wisconsin business leaders for a day of camaraderie on one of Wisconsin’s premier golf courses.
OnRamp Manufacturing Conference – September 6, 2017
The OnRamp Manufacturing Conference brings together the manufacturing industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups. The conference highlights innovations disrupting the manufacturing industry, the leaders making such innovations possible and how new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry.
Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives – September 27-29, 2017
WCCE is a professional development organization for chamber of commerce executives. The annual conference is designed to be a one-stop shop for chamber professionals. This event is a great opportunity to learn how to be a more effective community leader by developing your professional skills and, ultimately, grow your chamber. The multiple-day event provides plenty of educational programming, and recreational activities, to completely re-energize you for a fresh start when you return to the office.
Due to retirements and economic expansion, there will be significant opportunities for employment in Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry, underscoring the need to ensure a robust talent pipeline now and in the years to come. Help us promote manufacturing as a viable career in Wisconsin during Manufacturing Month.
State of Wisconsin Business & Industry Luncheon – October 19, 2017
Offered each fall, this event touches on the economies of Wisconsin and what the future will hold. National experts share their prognostications, while state business leaders share their perspective from a business point of view. Traditionally, Governor Walker closes the event each year.
The Future Wisconsin Summit – November 29, 2017
The Future Wisconsin Project was created in 2014 as the forward-thinking strategic plan for solving Wisconsin’s systemic economic challenges. The Project is a collaborative effort between the business community, public policymakers, educational institutions, and local chambers of commerce. An annual Summit is held to forge consensus on policy changes and strategies for our state.
These regular members-only combination conference call/webinars provide busy business leaders and their leadership team with detailed information on the current legislation as it comes down the pike.
The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state’s leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. An educational division of WMC, the safety council trains thousands of hard-working people every year.
Companies and local efforts to curb the workforce shortage in Wisconsin have been successful in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. WMC works to connect these groups to share best practices and navigate the workforce shortages.
Wisconsin companies are leading the way in many areas – through solid manufacturing practices, a strong safety culture, and innovative environmental best practices. Through awards programs such as the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year, the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards and the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Awards, these companies deserve to be celebrated so that others may be able to advance their own initiatives.