MANUFACTURING FIRST
OCTOBER 19 + 20, 2016 | GREEN BAY, WI
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This year’s two-day Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will be held October 19 + 20 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. This year's keynote speaker will be adidas president, Mark King who will discuss The Evolution of Leadership. Manufacturing First is presented by First Business, along with the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications to provide Wisconsin manufacturers hands-on opportunities to grow their businesses. It is designed for them to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities. Join us October 19 + 20, 2016 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay!
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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2016
The 6th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will kick off on Wednesday October 19 at 1:30 PM with specific industry programming tracks: Safety, Lean, Exporting, Talent and Metals & Machine Builders. On October 20, the day will begin with our featured keynote Mark King, adidas president, as he presents The Evolution of Leadership. Following the keynote, the exhibit floor will open at 10:00 AM. Manufacturing First is designed for Wisconsin Manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities.

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Fifth Annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference Day 1 Agenda (APPLETON, WI) - September 25, 2015 - The 5th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference is expanding. With over 500 Wisconsin manufacturers attending, this year’s event will now be October 21 and 22 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. It is designed for Wisconsin Manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities. Day 1 of the event will begin at 1:30 where attendees will pick one of four programs to attend: Women in Manufacturing: A panel including Jan Allman, CEO of Marinette Marine, Kim Bassett, CEO of Bassett Mechanical and Rita Cox, President and CEO of Coating Excellence International will explore the challenges women leaders face in a male dominated manufacturing industry. Following the panel, a keynote presentation on “How Leaders Sabotage Their Success” will be provided by InitiativeOne – Institute of Business Leadership. Exporting & International Trade: Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network (NEWIBN) and Lakeshore International Networking & Knowledge exchange (LINKe) will host a program to focus on global business issues. NAFTA Regional Focus will be presented through an informative company panel discussion moderated by a representative of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). Food & Beverage: Baker Tilly will host a seminar focusing on the food and beverage (F&B) industry in Wisconsin and current risks and trends. Joining Baker Tilly will be representatives from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Bassett Mechanical. Advancing the Lean Enterprise: A number of local industry experts will share their journey including key successes & learnings as well as obstacles faced in developing and sustaining a lean culture. The seminar will include practical tips and tools to help organizations with their improvement strategy and we will end with a panel discussion question and answer session. The program is hosted by Optima Associates. These programs will be followed by a cocktail reception at 4:30 and the NEWMA Partnership Awards Dinner at 6:30, you must register to attend the dinner. TO REGISTER: Go to www.manufacturingfirst.com Members of the media are invited to attend Manufacturing First at no cost. Request a free ticked in advance by calling Jodie Johnson at 608-232-5910.

Adidas President, Mark King, will speak at Manufacturing
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APPLETON, WI – SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 – The 6th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will be held October 19 and 20 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. It is designed for Wisconsin Manufacturers to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premier networking opportunities.

 

The 2016 Manufacturing First keynote speaker is adidas president, Mark King. Mark King was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He joined TaylorMade, then a start-up company, in 1980 and spent 20 years in sales before he was elevated to president in 1999 and CEO in 2003. Under Mark’s leadership, they became the leading and most profitable golf company in the world. In 2014, Mark was appointed president of adidas Group North America where he was in charge of all adidas and Reebok operations in the North American market. King has given scores of speeches throughout the country based on his experiences as a leader in his industry and as a lifelong sales professional.

 

The keynote presentation will take place on October 20 at 8:00 am followed by showcases and five lunch and learn sessions to choose from. The expo floor will be open all day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information or to register, go to: www.manufacturingfirst.com.

 

About First Business

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

 

Member FDIC, First Business Bank’s Northeast headquarters are at 3913 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton, with additional Northeast offices in Oshkosh and Green Bay. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call 920-734-1800.

 

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TAKE A LOOK AT THE 2016 PREVIEW

The mission of Manufacturing First is to recognize a need. Gathering people to talk about their passion for manufacturing in Wisconsin was the genesis for the Manufacturing First Expo & Conference. We’re pleased to host the sixth annual event this fall at the  KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

 

Manufacturing is a vital component to Wisconsin’s economy, with one out of four Northeast Wisconsin residents employed in the industry. It’s the backbone of our economy and it’s up to us to keep it strong. Check out the preview for Manufacturing First 2016 and see what we have in store for you this year! Click the link below to view the Manufacturing First 2016 ten page spread.

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October 19 + 20, 2016

 

KI Convention Center

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Green Bay, WI 54301

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SAFETY
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Behavioral-Based Safety: The 21st Century Approach Dr. Daniel J. Moran Behavioral-based safety (BBS) is a scientifically proven method for reducing incidents and injuries in the workplace. Implementing the BBS approach to safety will make a critical impact on the actions of your employees and managers. This introductory course will help you understand the foundation for a safer work culture. We will discuss important questions, such as: What are the crucial factors of a Behavior-based safety program? What are the likely results from this safety process? What are the practical steps that we can take to ensure safety? The presentation will highlight the successful changes that have been made to traditional BBS to help ensure that workers are comfortable with this reliable and trustworthy approach to improving safety. Sponsored by:
Building a Culture Around Shared Values Sharon Hulce and Rick Bickert Sharon Hulce, President of Employment Resource Group, is joined by Rick Bickert, President of Consolidated Construction Company, to discuss how they used values and shared behaviors to align the leadership team and company for tremendous growth and success. Through both online audience participation (please bring your mobile phone or other device) and sharing of their experiences, you as the audience will walk away with a clear understanding of how to maximize thepower of values in hiring and retaining high performers within your company. Sponsored by:
Sustainable Lean Selling - The User Experience Rich Lucia Today’s buyers have changed and sellers must know how to maximize their resources and adopt, “Lean Selling “by Selling in the Now. • Understand that the skills of the past will not get desired results • Lean Selling Techniques that work today • How the 180 Rule will get and keep you on the lean selling track Sponsored by:
Brief Political, Cultural and Commercial Landscape of Cuba Today Paul Johnson In this session, we will focus on commercial opportunities between the U.S. and Cuba in the context of current political and cultural relations. Emphasis will be given to manufacturing and agricultural opportunities and needs in Cuba as well as the structure of Cuban political and commercial reforms. Sponsored by:
Metal Commodity Pricing - The Good, Bad & Ugly Mark Lasky We'll look at recent ferrous (iron and steel) and nonferrous (copper, aluminum, stainless steel) pricing trends, the drivers behind them and the future outlook. Conflict Minerals: Do What is Right to Create a Positive 
View of Manufacturing in Our Area Will Chapin The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Section 1502, impacts all Manufacturing, across the US, and beyond. It requires that companies which report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) also report the status of their entire supply chain annually, regarding Conflict Minerals. Although the current focus is on 4 specific minerals, there is a provision in the law to allow the Secretary of State to add items to the list, expanding the effects of the law beyond the producers and users of metals. Sponsored by:
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Human Error: There is No Root Cause Richard Pollock Most incidents in the workplace are the result of human error, and with the benefit of hindsight it is easy to see the behaviors involved and what went wrong. However, there are often multiple factors that influenced the behavior, especially in the context of work. All too often, inexperienced investigators focus on the behavior involved and proximate cause, failing to explore organizational and systems design issues and their potential for behavioral influence. Their conclusion about the root cause is often incomplete, so corrective actions fall short and are not sustainable. This session will explore the reasoning of researchers in human factors Sydney Dekker, Erik Hollnagel and others about why, in the end, there can be no reliable single root cause. Sponsored by:
Building True Employee Engagement Sharon Hulce and Rick Bickert Sharon is joined again by Rick Bickert, President of Consolidated Construction Company. They will discuss how to empower employees within your company through Career pathing, Innovation Summits and Supervisor-team member development alignment. Through real world examples they will show how using these tools will build engagement in developing future leaders for your company,especially with the millennial generation. Sponsored by:
Lean Selling: How the Principals of Lean Apply to Sales and Monitor 3 Key Metrics Jeff Koser Selling in today's climate is tough. Buyers are Internet-savvy, skeptical of sales claims and cautious about spending. Companies have erected more and stronger barriers to keep sales people from executive buyers. Sellers with high‐dollar, complex sales propositions are finding it especially difficult to succeed. Not surprisingly, the impulse is to double down, work harder and generate more leads. But this impulse pushes sellers in the wrong direction, wastes time and resources and has little impact on actual sales. The answer doesn’t lie in more activity. It lies in smarter activity. It lies in the principles of Lean. Apply lean principles to sales to increase deal size, improve pipeline close rates and shorten sales cycles. Sponsored by:
From Ireland to the EU: How to Establish a Beachhead for European Expansion John McGeown IDA Ireland is the Irish Government’s Economic Development Agency. John will present an overview of the Irish and European business climates, how IDA client companies from SME to MNC have successfully established beachhead operations to sell into the 28-state EU market from a single base, and what to expect from an investment promotion agency in Europe when internationalizing for the first time. Sponsored by:
Emerging Business System Technologies and Trends Impacting the Shop Mark Stevens, Terry Kerscher Imagine if a shop floor was "intelligent" enough to predict problems and offer solutions that can be implemented before downtime or issues actually occurred. During this session, we will share examples of how some companies have use the Internet of Things (loT) and predictive technology in moving manufacturing beyond real-time analytics to anticipate and correct problems before they occur. Attendees will see firsthand how a sensor can identify a machine part that's performing poorly, flag it for replacement ahead of schedule, and take advantage of scheduled downtime. We will also talk to the success of early adopters using predictive maintenance and analytics to capture data from industrial sites around the world, analyze processes to identify efficiencies and save money and resources. Sponsored by:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Evolution of Leadership Mark King | adidas president
Mark King was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He joined TaylorMade, then a start-up company, in 1980 and spent 20 years in sales before he was elevated to president in 1999 and CEO in 2003. Under Mark's leadership, they became the leading and most profitable golf company in the world. In 2014, Mark was appointed President of adidas Group North America where he is in charge of all adidas and Reebok operations in the North American market. King has given scores of speeches throughout the country based on his experiences as a leader in his industry and as a lifelong sales professional. Sponsored by:
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MAIN EVENT Exhibit Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm
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SPEAKER SHOWCASE: Mike Vander Zanden, Amerequip First Business Stage
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INTERACTIVE. EDUCATIONAL. VALUABLE. CELLS are designed to give attendees opportunities to continue their education throughout the day. Open all day and mixed into the expo floor, the CELLS offer interactive, on demand ways to learn valuable business skills. Stop by all four CELLS to see what they have in store for you.

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Success Stories in Workforce Development: A Focus on Technical College/Employer Partnerships and Engagement Dean Stewart, Dale Walker, Jo Ann Hall, Peter Thillman The session will feature a panel discussion with four college leaders in workforce development. Each presenter will focus on successful employer engaged initiatives that are helping to fill critical gaps in manufacturing skills and high demand occupations. Sponsored by:
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Bridget Wenman Cohesive teams make better, faster decisions, tap into skills and opinions of all members, avoid wasting time and energy on politics, confusion, and destructive conflict and create a competitive advantage. They are also more fun to be on, which increases employee satisfaction, employee engagement and retention. As an Accredited Facilitator for Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Bridget Wenman will help you understand the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team that help teams be more productive. She will help you answer some key questions to determine which areas your own teams may need to work on to help your organization achieve greater results. Whether there are issues with Trust, Conflict, Accountability, Commitment or Achieving Team Results on your team, this presentation will give you some initial steps you can take to a more happy, healthy and productive team. Sponsored by:
How Manufacturing Appeals to the Next Generation Thomas Schultz In a constant battle to recruit and retain the best employees, manufacturers need to start shifting their focus to attracting the next generation. This session will provide insight into how manufacturing can engage and challenge the newest generation of employees in the workplace. Participants will leave with practical recommendations and strategies to adapt to the reality of a shrinking labor pool and a notable shift in the expectations of employees entering the market today. The good news? Today’s manufacturing industry is already aligned with many of the values and goals of this generation. Learn how to tap this pipeline of younger workers and show them it’s no longer their parents’ manufacturing environment. Sponsored by:
Driving Profitable Growth George Bureau At this breakout session we will explore the important steps a company should take to drive profitable growth. Overall growth options will be explained. We will discuss the need to understand core competencies and to define market attractiveness and what it takes to win in that market. The critical role of vision, leadership and getting the right people engaged will be discussed. Lastly the role of measures, metrics and recognition will be explored. Sponsored by:
Accelerating Manufacturing Growth with Inbound Marketing Greg Linnemanstons This session will start with a brief overview of why and how inbound marketing works for B2B manufacturing businesses, especially those selling highly considered capital goods, custom design/manufacturing, or specialized and mission critical services or software. The balance of the presentation will then focus on snapshots of what's working well for leading practitioners, looking at actual strategies, tactics, and results. The session will conclude with simple advice on how a business could begin putting inbound to work for them. Sponsored by:

 

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