Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
April 2006
Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo 2006 May 3-4 in West Allis

Business owners, managers and other final decision makers will want to attend Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo 2006, a Small Business Times production, held May 3-4 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, West Allis.

Speakers will include:

  • Renee Mauborgne, co-author of "Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant."
  • Jack Lannom, author of "People First", business consultant and "America's Corporate Coach
  • Dave Spurlock, IBM Center for –Business Innovation, Chicago
  • Panel – David Rayburn, CEO of Modine Manufacturing Co., Robert Arzbaecher, CEO of Actuant Corp., Peter Gottsacker, president of Wixon, Inc. and Richard Meeusen, CEO of Badger Meter, Inc.
  • Timothy Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Over 24 free educational seminars will be offered throughout both days of the Expo, providing operational strategies to business owners and executives on a wide range of topics.

"Innovation is the key to success in the future," notes Department of Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke. "I encourage small business owners to take part in the 2006 Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo to both learn and share ideas for growing their business and Wisconsin’s economy as well."

There will be a "Green Pavilion" both days of the show featuring a dedicated seminar and exhibit area focused on helping business leverage energy strategies and green building practices to increase profits. Twenty-two seminars will be presented by WE Energies and partners including: Focus on Energy, Wastecap, Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, Franklin Energy and Energy Center of Wisconsin. These organizations, along with 20 other companies, will showcase green products and services.

For more information or to register, go to www.biztimes.com/expo.

-- Barbro McGinn

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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