‘20/20 Vision’ for the Future the theme of New North Summit
All eyes will turn toward the future at the 2019 New North Summit. Slated for Dec. 5 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, the event will feature networking, a series of ED (economic development) Talks and appearances by Jan Allman, CEO of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp., WEDC Secretary and CEO Melissa Hughes, and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich. Gov. Tony Evers also is invited to attend.
Kim Underhill, group president for Kimberly-Clark North America; Fred Stephan, president of Amcor Flexibles North America; and David Beurle, CEO of Future IQ, will deliver the day’s ED Talks.
The all-day event includes presentation of the Workplace Excellence Award and breakout sessions featuring the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and the first-ever New North Hatch Pitch Event. Two contestants from four local Hatch contests, held during Startup Wisconsin Week in November, will win the right to compete during the Hatch event at the summit. The end-of-day reception will feature a presentation by Charlie Berens of “Manitowoc Minute” fame.
To learn more or register, visit newnorthsummit.com.
WMC’s Future Wisconsin Summit coming to Madison in December
The Future Wisconsin Project, a program of WMC Foundation, addresses the state’s long-term systemic, economic challenges. With partner representation from business, government and education, the program seeks to bring all economic stakeholders to the table to develop solutions. The year-long collaboration culminates with The Future Wisconsin Summit, held at the end of each year.
The summit, set for Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison, will feature discussions on rural Wisconsin, the agricultural economy and a keynote on the importance of STEM education.
Manufacturing leaders speaking at the event include Chad Hamilton, general counsel and executive vice president of legal and government affairs, Sargento Foods; Mike Nikolai, president/COO/CEO of Waupaca Foundry; Elizabeth Filter, president/CEO of VARC Inc.; Glen Tellock, president and CEO of Lakeside Foods; Steve Johnson, factory manager of John Deere Horicon Works; and Cindy Leitner, president of the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance.
To learn more or register, visit wmc.org/event/the-future-wisconsin-economic-summit.
Converting technology event slated for Dec. 10 at FVTC
The Wisconsin Converting Industry, in conjunction with Fox Valley Technical College, will host a half-day event Dec. 10 at the D.J. Bordini Center on the FVTC campus in Appleton. It will focus on emerging efficiency developments and seamless and automated processing.
Wisconsin’s converting industry is the largest in the nation, particularly in the “converting corridor” from Green Bay to Milwaukee where many small to mid-sized producers operate, often contracted by large national brand partners.
The event will include introduction of an industry leadership team whose goal is to advance the industry with news of emerging technologies and greater efficiency. Participating companies represent various aspects of converting, from coating and laminating to flexographic roll printing, packaging and production of many paper, film and related products made across the state.
The event begins with networking at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program and lunch. After lunch, a tour of the FVTC print center is offered. The registration cost is $30. For more information, contact Susan Stansbury at [email protected]