Marketplace 2014 (Day 1)October 22, 2014 Milwaukee, WI
|Facility||Potawatomi Expo Center|
1721 West Canal Street
|Contact Info||Marketplace Conference Coordinator
|Details||Read More Information|
|Register Online||Register for Event|
Registration now open!
For Small, Minority, Woman and Veteran Owned Firms
Pre-event sessions to help small business prepare for Marketplace are being scheduled for September and early October at various locations throughout the State – check back for details.
Reasons to Attend:
- Network with over 500 attendees
- Meet one-on-one with buyers
- Identify potential funding sources
- Choose from a dozen different seminar topics
- Find teaming partners to go after larger projects
- Connect with valuable business resources
- Nominate your business for an award to gain statewide recognition.
|3:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Free Session – New Certification process and procedures at DOA
Changes have been made to the State of Wisconsin’s certification process. Don’t miss this update from the Department of Administration to learn how these changes impact MBE, WBE and SVB certifications in Wisconsin. This special session is free and open to all businesses.
|4:00 pm – 4:45 pm||Free – The Changing face of State contracting-opportunities and challenges
The Department of Administration will cover in detail the new State contracting system and processes being implemented in the near future. This is critical information for anyone doing business with the State or planning to pursue State contracts in the future. This special session is free and open to all businesses.
|5:00 pm – 5:45 pm||Track A – Certification Expert Panel Hear directly from the agencies and experts that help businesses obtain minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran owned business certifications from Federal, State and Local agencies and other certification entities. This one-stop opportunity connects you with the individuals doing the certifications making it the perfect opportunity to ask questions and put a face with the name. Decades of hands-on certification experience is represented by these panel members.||Track B – Advanced Workshop for Existing Certified FirmsAlready certified and looking to take your business to the next level?
This workshop is designed to help you plan for the next step and connect with the programs, people and resources to help grow your business.
|6:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Evening Networking Reception – $20 Reg/ $15 Certified MBE/WBE/DVBThis open networking reception attracts hundreds of businesses along with government agency representatives, public officials, lenders, business service providers and Marketplace event corporate sponsors.Affordably priced, this event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, live cultural presentations, and a short award program recognizing the achievements of certified firms with decades of contracting experience.The Marketplace Evening Reception is the perfect way to connect with other Marketplace attendees in a relaxed social setting.Everyone is welcome to register for the reception whether attending the October 23rd Marketplace Conference.|
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)