‘SPEED OF CHANGE’ THE FOCUS AT NEW NORTH SUMMIT
With the theme “The Speed of Change,” this year’s New North Summit promises a fast-paced day of networking and economic development updates.
Slated for Thursday, Dec. 7 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, the day kicks off at 8 a.m. with registration, networking and breakfast. The popular ED Talks, inspired by TED Talks, feature three business leaders sharing their take on the day’s theme. Mike Haddad, president and CEO of Schreiber Foods; Kate Burgess, CEO of elevate97; and Ben Salzmann of Acuity Insurance will share their insights.
The day includes a scheduled appearance by Gov. Scott Walker, presentation of the workplace excellence award, and breakout sessions for the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, Women in Technology Wisconsin, the Society for Human Resource Management, community chambers of commerce and young professionals.
This year’s event features a video celebrating New North success stories, including highlights on development, talent and education, and the speed of innovation. Tickets are $90 prior to the event, $100 at the door and $15 for students. To register or learn more, visit www.thenewnorthsummit.com.
FUTURE WISCONSIN SUMMIT TO INCLUDE FOXCONN DISCUSSION
Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce’s Future Wisconsin Summit, slated for Nov. 29 at Monona Terrace & Convention Center in Madison, features keynote speaker Blake Moret, president and CEO of Rockwell Automation, and a panel discussion about how Foxconn could change Wisconsin.
Foxconn panelists include Tim Sheehy of Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Secretary Scott Neitzel of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Secretary Mark Hogan of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp, and a to-be-announced Foxconn representative. The day also includes a panel discussion on meeting workforce challengesand a WEDC discussion around marketing and branding Wisconsin.
The event costs $150 per person or $1,350 for a table of 10, with discounted prices of $100 and $900, respectively for WMC Members, Future Wisconsin Partners or Members of a Future Wisconsin Community. To learn more, visit www.wmc.org/event/the-futurewisconsin-economic-summit.
EVENT EXAMINES KEY INDUSTRIES FOR WISCONSIN IN 2018
A panel of industry-leading experts will join to present a program on the key industries for Wisconsin in 2018.
The panel will include manufacturing, construction, big data and staffing/talent management. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the First Business Economic Survey Report summarizing Wisconsin business leaders’ actual and forecasted sales revenue, profitability, total operating costs as a percentage of revenue, capital expenditures, number of employees, overall wage change, change in pricing and operating capacity. The annual survey is sponsored by First Business Bank and conducted and analyzed by Dr. Moses Altsech and Executive Training & Consulting.
The event will be held Friday, Dec. 15 at Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee and begins at 7:30 a.m. It costs $60 for Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership members and $75 for all others. To learn more or register, visit www.wmep.org/event/key-industries-wisconsin-2018-beyond.
NWTC TO HOST SESSIONS ON INTELLECTUAL ASSETS
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will hold sessions to educate entrepreneurs on how to protect their intellectual property.
Intellectual property is work or an invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and may lead to applying for a patent, copyright or trademark.
The workshop includes:
• Introduction to intellectual property assets
• Understanding the value of assets to a business
• Forms of intellectual property — trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and patents
• Strategies for increasing value Sessions will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, Dec. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit www.nwtc.edu/events/2017/december to register or learn more.