Photo: Meetings with Buyers in Expo Hall


Attend MARKETPLACE 2017 to connect with potential buyers, other businesses, lenders and technical assistance providers that can help you grow your business!

Dec. 13 - FREE Small Business Academy
7:30 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.
For startup and newer businesses to meet lenders and assistance resources, learn about key business topics, get answers to common questions and network with other businesses. [more info]

Dec. 13 FREE MARKETPLACE Workshops

1:30 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.
Workshops on contracting, certifications, assistance resources and business loans. Updates on federal and state agency procurement, WHEDA and SBA loan programs, Foxcon and much more! [more info]

Dec. 13 $15/$20 Evening Networking Reception
5:30 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.
Evening Networking Reception with short program recognizing the longevity of Wisconsin's certified firms and an update by the Milwaukee Bucks on the new arena. Only $15 for minority, woman and veteran owned businesses.  [more info]

Dec. 14 $60 MARKETPLACE Breakfast and Lunch Programs
7:30 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
Both programs plus Expo Hall included in MARKETPLACE registration. $50 Early Bird rate thru Nov 11th.

Breakfast Program 7:30 a.m.  - 9:00 a.m [more info]

Award Luncheon  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  [more info]

Expo Hall              9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  [more info]
                             1:30 p.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Adjourn                4:00 p.m.

Buyer Meetings

Meet with agencies and corporations at their booths and in the one-on-one meeting area in the expo hall. [More info]

Workshops and Seminars

Take advantage of seminars and workshops offered at this statewide conference that is now in its 36th year of helping businesses explore growth opportunities and ways to build capacity to meet the demands of larger contracts and clients.[More Info]
Expo Hall
  • Network with hundreds of attendees
  • Meet one-on-one with buyers
  • Meet with the National Deputy Ombudsman, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Identify potential funding sources
  • Find teaming partners to go after larger projects
  • Connect with valuable business resources
  • Business are encouraged to consider exhibiting to increase visibiltiy