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Marketplace 2021 40th Anniversary

Governor's Conference on Diverse Business Development

December 8, 2021 - December 9, 2021

 

Registration now Open – CLICK HERE to register

December 7 – VIRTUAL Only

December 8-9 – In Person

MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Diverse Business Development connects business owners from across Wisconsin seeking to do business with state, federal and local governments as well as the private sector. At the conference, minority, woman, veteran, small and LGBTQ-owned businesses can learn from and connect with resource providers, government representatives, corporate buyers and business professionals to lay the framework to develop new partnerships and new contracts.

Confirmed Buyers:

Federal

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Omaha District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) St. Paul District
U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service
U.S. Department of the Interior – National Park Service
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. General Services Administration – Office of Small And Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Region 5

State

State of Wisconsin Department of Administration – IT Enterprise Sourcing
State of Wisconsin Department of Administration – State Bureau of Procurement
State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections
State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds
State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Lead Safe Homes Program
State of Wisconsin Department of Justice
State of Wisconsin Department of Justice – Milwaukee Crime Lab
State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
State of Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program
Wisconsin State Fair Park

Local

City of Milwaukee – Purchasing Department 
Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services
Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services – Division of Procurement 
Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services – Facilities Management Division – Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Services
Milwaukee County General Mitchel International Airport
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Milwaukee Public Schools

Government Prime Contractor

Abbott 
GE Healthcare
Oshkosh Defense
WPS Health Solutions

Corporate

American Family Insurance
CG Schmidt
Gilbane Building Company
Greenfire Management Services, LLC
Northern Wings Repair, Inc.
U.S. Bank

College / University

Marquette University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Conference Agenda:

Tuesday, December 7 – Virtual

    • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Expanding Wisconsin’s Diverse Supply Chain Panel
      • Moderator: Heather Olson, North Central Minority Supplier Development Coalition (NCMSDC)
      • Panelist: Danielle Bly, WEC Energy Group
      • Panelist : Jenny Alexander, Marquette University
      • Panelist: Anisha Jackson, American Family Insurance
      • Panelist: Chris Bilton, Kohler Company
    • 9:45-10:45 a.m. – Current Conversation Topics – Supply Chain Security – Advice from the Experts
      • Moderator: Aina Vilumsons, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
      • Panelist: Andy Fiumefreddo, American Family Insurance
      • Panelist: Tom Lutz, U.S. Bank
      • Panelist: Sean Ketter, Oshkosh Corporation
    • 11:00-12:00 p.m. – Current Conversation Topics – Small Business Risk Management – Advice from the Experts
      • Moderator: Aina Vilumsons, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
      • Panelist: Michelle Weber, U.S. Bank
      • Panelist: Rashi Khosla, Mars Solutions Group
      • Panelist: Tim Poehnelt, NuGen Companies, LLC
      • Panelist: Andy Fiumefreddo, American Family Insurance
    • 1:00-5:00 p.m. – The Contracting Academy (TCA) – Multiple Tracks

Wednesday, December 8 – In-person

    • 1:00 p.m. – Onsite Registration and Networking
    • 2:00 p.m. – Economic Opportunity Session
    • 5:30-8:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

Thursday, December 9 – In-person

    • 7:00 a.m. – Registration
    • 7:30 a.m. – MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards Breakfast
    • 9:00 a.m. – Expo Hall Opens for Exhibitors and Buyer Meetings
    • Noon – 40th Anniversary Luncheon
    • 1:30-4:00 p.m. – Expo Hall Reopens for Exhibitors and Buyers Meetings
    • 4:00 p.m. – End of Program

 

Details

Start:
December 8, 2021
End:
December 9, 2021
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Website:
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Venue

The Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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