State of WI MFG Tour with WMCF M3

 

WMC Foundation and M3 Insurance will host multiple stops around the State of Wisconsin during October to celebrate Manufacturing Month. The State of Wisconsin Manufacturing Tour will highlight the state’s number one industry, which employs more than 460,000 people and creates $56 billion in economic output.

Each stop will highlight Wisconsin’s need for skilled workers, the economic impact of manufacturing in Wisconsin and a variety of other topics. To attend one of the stops, please click on the registration buttons below.


Manufacturing Day Celebration | Friday, October 5

Rockwell Automation

Attendees will hear perspectives on the challenges and trends facing manufacturing in Wisconsin from Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO Blake Moret and Governor Scott Walker! Additionally, the program will include a panel discussion with participants and program leadership from the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, a joint initiative of Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup that trains U.S. military veterans for in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing.

Rockwell Automation Headquarters
1201 South 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Agenda:

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Arrival at Rockwell Automation Headquarters

10:00 AM
Opening Remarks, WMC and M3 Insurance

10:10 AM
Keynote Remarks, Blake Moret, Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO

10:30 AM
Panel Discussion: Participants and Program Leadership
from the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing

11:15 AM
Governor’s Address: Governor Scott Walker (invited guest)

12:00 PM
Academy of Advanced Manufacturing Lab and Classroom Tour

12:15 PM
Executive Reception

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Business & Industry Luncheon | Tuesday, October 9

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

This year’s State of Wisconsin Business & Industry Luncheon will feature a discussion panel comparing the policy decisions in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota and the impact they have on each state’s economy. Additionally, attendees will hear from international site selector Brian Smith, Partner at EY and a highly-anticipated keynote address from Gov. Scott Walker (invited).

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703

Agenda:

10:30AM
Registration Opens

11:00 AM
Welcome and State of Wisconsin Business & Industry Address, Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President/CEO

11:15 AM
Illinois, Minnesota & Wisconsin — The Great Economic Debate
Noah Williams, Director of the Center for Research on the WI Economy at UW-Madison
John Phelan, Economist at the Center of the American Experiment
Orphe Divounguy, Chief Economist at the Illinois Policy Institute

11:45 AM
Keynote Address, Governor Scott Walker (invited guest)

12:15 PM
Lunch

12:40 PM
Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest Winner Revealed, Presented by Johnson Financial Group

1:00 PM
Why Wisconsin…From an International Site Selector, Brian Smith, EY Partner

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Manufacturing Tour Stop #3 | Wednesday, October 17

Green Bay

The State of Wisconsin Manufacturing Tour stop in Green Bay will highlight the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in manufacturing, while showcasing the impact the industry has on Wisconsin’s economy. Attendees will hear remarks from company executives, in addition to a panel discussion featuring representatives from business, government and education.

Location to be Announced Soon!
Green Bay, WI

Agenda:

10:00 AM
Opening Remarks, WMC and M3 Insurance

10:10 AM
Keynote Remarks

10:20 AM
Panel Discussion: The Impact of Manufacturing and the Challenges Facing the Industry

11:15 AM
Facility Tour


Manufacturing Tour Stop #4 | Wednesday, October 24

Linetec

The State of Wisconsin Manufacturing Tour stop in Wausau will highlight the exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in manufacturing, while showcasing the impact the industry has on Wisconsin’s economy. Attendees will hear remarks from Linetec President Rick Marshall, in addition to a panel discussion featuring representatives from business, government and education.

Linetec
7500 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Agenda:

10:00 AM
Opening Remarks, WMC and M3 Insurance

10:10 AM
Keynote Remarks, Rick Marshall, Linetec President

10:20 AM
Panel Discussion: The Impact of Manufacturing and the Challenges Facing the Industry

11:15 AM
Facility Tour