Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI
Strategies to help manufacturers survive the global recession and thrive once the recovery begins are the focus of this year’s Manufacturing Matters! Conference. Hosted by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), the annual conference draws hundreds of participants from manufacturing firms across the state. This year’s conference is designed to meet the needs of state manufacturers as they grapple with an unprecedented global recession and competitive challenges. Twenty workshops offer participants fresh insights and best practices on a wide range of topics, including business transformation leadership, export opportunities, lean manufacturing, marketing, online collaboration and talent management. New this year is a workshop track devoted to sustainability in products and processes.