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CONNECT! 2023 Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protege Program Networking Event (in-person)

September 20, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Onsite registration is available. The event is located inside the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, which is a separate building located south of the south of the stadium.

Event Schedule

2:30 PM – Registration Opens (enter through the Johnsonville Tailgate Village entrance on the stadium’s south side)

3:00 PM – Program

Guest Speaker: Mark Webster, Principal, Mark Webster Communication, BRANDING: FINDING + TELLING YOUR STORY

2025 NFL Draft: Update on Opportunities – Anna Steinfest, President/ CEO, AFF Research LLC

Government-Market Opportunities Update – Aina Vilumsons, President and Executive Director, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) – Wisconsin’s APEX Accelerator

4:00 PM – Networking & Buyer Meetings

5:00 PM – Close of Program

The event will be in two parts:

Part 1 features our guest speaker, Mark Webster. Mark will discuss his background and experience working with Fortune 500 global organizations, why Branding and Purpose matter, how to create an on-brand message, and how the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protege Program fuels this process for its participants.

Part 2 is reserved for networking. The networking will give businesses an opportunity to network with corporate buyers, resource providers, government agencies, lenders, and more. We encourage all businesses to bring a CAPABILITIES STATEMENT and BUSINESS CARDS. If you need assistance preparing for buyer meetings, please contact Jack Laufenberg at JackL@wispro.org or at 414-270-3600 for assistance.

Confirmed Buyers:

  • Costco
  • Boldt
  • Michel’s Corporation
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • UW Green Bay

Representatives from both the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will be in attendance.

For more information about the Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé, click here.

To view the Green Bay Packers’ press release about the event, click here.



September 20, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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(414) 270-3600

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Johnsonville Tailgate Village
1265 Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304 United States
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