Attend MARKETPLACE 2018 to connect with potential buyers, other businesses, lenders and technical assistance providers that can help you grow your business!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 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. Click here for more info.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 FREE MARKETPLACE Workshops

1:30 p,m.    Registration & Networking

2:00 p.m.     WEDC and Partner Programs and Resources
Representatives from WEDC and Partner organizations will provide brief overviews on a wide variety of technical, educational and financial programs and resources for Wisconsin's businesses throughout the State. 

2:45 p.m.      Breakout Sessions
Small businesses in the construction, environmental, A/E and related trades have significant opportunities both with private and public-sector projects. The sessions in this segment will focus on identifying good business opportunities, understanding contract requirements/obligations and capacity building strategies. 

Businesses not only need a plan and a strategy - they also need to understand their strengths, weaknesses and limitations. The sessions in this segment will focus on how to identify and target "good" private and public-sector business opportunities, locate and develop mentors and teaming partners and develop capacity building strategies.

4:30 p.m.    Foxconn Project Update
With the scale of the Foxconn project comes tremendous opportunity. Learn more about how your business can participate with updates on capacity building resources, including the WHEDA loan guarantee, workforce training initiatives, and the supplier readiness program.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 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. Only $15 for minority, woman and veteran owned businesses. 

Thursday, December 13, MARKETPLACE Breakfast and Lunch Programs
7:30 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.
Meals plus Expo Hall included in MARKETPLACE registration.

Welcome Breakfast:                7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Exhibits & Sales Meetings:    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Award Luncheon                   11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Exhibits & Sales Meetings:     1:30 p.m. -  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.  Click here for registration and more information.

FREE Workshops

Take advantage of the free workshops offered at this statewide conference that is now in its 37th year of helping businesses explore growth opportunities and ways to build capacity to meet the demands of larger contracts and clients.
Expo Hall
Network with hundreds of attendees
Meet one-on-one with buyers
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 visibility