1:30 PM - 5:30 PM  MARKETPLACE Workshops

Free workshops are provided for businesses looking to learn about government and corporate contracting requirements and opportunities. The sessions cover key topics such as how to prepare competitive bids, special contractor requirements and how to become certified and leverage those certifications to find more opportunities.

These workshops are a perfect way to start MARKETPLACE and they end right as the Evening Networking Reception begins.

1:30 PM  Registration and Networking

2:00 PM  Welcome
                Wisconsin Business Demographics Update               

2:20 PM   State of Wisconsin Procurement Updates

2:40 PM   Major Projects Update

3:00 PM  Break - Networking

3:05 PM  First Breakout Sessions
                Track A - Contracting Panel - Federal and Corporate
                Track B - Certification Panel - State and Local Agencies

3:35 PM  Break

3:40 PM  Second Breakout Sessions
                Track A - Contracting Panel - State and Local Agencies
                Track B - Certification Panel - Federal and Private

4:10 PM  U.S. SBA Deputy National Ombudsman, Natalie Lui Duncan

4:30 PM  WHEDA Loan Programs for Small Businesses

5:00 PM  Resources for Small Businesses in Wisconsin

5:10 PM  Small Business Funding Panel

5:30 PM  Adjourn