June 2017


Defense Supplier Diversity Sourcing Conference

July 11, 2017  Milwaukee WI
Start Date July 11, 2017
End Date July 11, 2017
Time 7:30am to 12:30pm
Facility Discovery World
Address 500 N Harbor Drive Milwaukee WI
Contact Info Hilary DeBlois
(414) 688-3882
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Registration for this event closes on July 7th at the end of the business day.

Area businesses will have a unique opportunity to access representatives from the largest US Defense contractor – Lockheed Martin – as well as other Defense contractors at this event.

Guest Speakers include:

  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore Representing Wisconsin’s 4th District
  • Kurt Ravenfeld, Director, Global Supply Chain Operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Craig Owens, Corporate Tech Lead & Aeronautics Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Harley Bernstein, US Govt Accounting Mgr, Derco Aerospace, Inc.,
  • Derco Aerospace, Inc. A Lockheed Martin Company
  • Richard M. Deschauer, CPCM, Senior Director of Contracts and Compliance
  • Mark J Schnorenberg, Global Sourcing Audit and Compliance Specialist, Woodward, Inc.
  • William E. Hughes, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Mike Hovanec, Director of Defense Global Procurement & Supply Chain, Oshkosh Defense
  • Aina Vilumsons, CEO, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

Registered attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Prime contractor representatives.  Some of the meetings will require pre-scheduling.

As part of the registration process, you will be asked questions about your business.  Please be as complete as possible.  This information will be used in the scheduling process.

Based on recent reports, the Defense budget in expected to increase.  If you are a current DoD supplier or have the capabilities and capacity to support this market, we encourage you attend.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is REQUIRED.



Derco Aerospace, Inc. A Lockheed Martin Company

Discovery World

Husch Blackwell LLP

Lockheed Martin

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Great Lakes Chapter

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)