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15th Annual Wisconsin Government Opportunities Business Conference (GOBC) – Day 1 – Virtual

July 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Registration now OPEN – July 22, 2021

Day 1 of the 15th Annual Government Opportunities Business Conference (GOBC) is scheduled as a full-day virtual event. Stay connected at wigobc.org for updates including the full day’s agenda and confirmed speakers. CLICK HERE for the full conference site and registration to Day 1. To download a copy of the day’s agenda, please CLICK HERE.

This year’s speakers include:

  • William Hughes, Partner, Husch Blackwell – Milwaukee Office
  • Julia Banegas, Associate, Husch Blackwell – Washington D.C. Office
  • Sam Rikkers, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, WEDC
  • Eric Ness, Wisconsin District Director, SBA
  • Nancy VanderMeer and Tony Kurtz, Wisconsin Assemblypersons
  • Major Eric Dunford, United States Air Force – Volk Field ANG
  • Col. Michael D. Poss, Garrison Commander – Fort McCoy
  • John Frederick, The Boeing Company, Director, State and Local Government Relations
  • Brad Bruce, The Boeing Company, Manager, Global Supplier Diversity
  • Varick Williams, The Boeing Company, Senior Team Lead, Global Supplier Diversity
  • Jason Rathsack, Group Lead, Business Operations, Defense Contract Management Agency
  • Megan McKinney, Business Development, Beacon Interactive Systems
  • Ron Hagemann, Chief Executive Officer, New Composite Partners
  • Dele Ojelabi, Founder and President, Comcentia
  • Norma Alberts, Small Business Liaison Officer and Plan Administrator, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co LLC

Watch for further updates on Day 2 – October 21, 2021

Day 2 of the 15th Annual Government Opportunities Business Conference (GOBC) will be a full-day traditional in-person event. Join us in-person at the Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Camp Douglas, WI in October.

Our Partners and Sponsors

  • Fort McCoy
  • Volk Field
  • Juneau County Economic Development Corporation
  • Bentley World Packaging
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Calumet County Economic Development
  • Door County Economic Development Corporation
  • Envision Greater Fond du Lac
  • Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation
  • Grow North Regional  Economic Development Corporation
  • Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • Leonard Wood Institute – Session Sponsor
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Wisconsin Chapter
  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Great Lakes Chapter
  • Nicolet College
  • Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Progress Lakeshore
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Lake Michigan Post
  • UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC)
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
  • Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council
  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute

To download a copy of the day’s agenda, please CLICK HERE.



July 22
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jack Laufenberg
(414) 270-3600

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