Fast Company founder Bill Taylor to speak at Manufacturing First Expo & Conference

Governor Walker will address attendees October 26

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The 7th annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference will be held October 25 & 26 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.

JUST CONFIRMED: Wisconsin Governor Walker will address Manufacturing First attendees the morning of October 26.

Bill Taylor, founder of Fast Company and best-selling author, joins us as keynote speaker. Taylor is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur who chronicles the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. As cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company, he launched a magazine that won countless awards, earned a passionate following among executives and entrepreneurs around the world, and became a legendary business success. Taylor has written three books on leadership and change.

The keynote presentation is scheduled at 8:00 am on the second day, October 26. A condensed agenda is below. Programming sessions feature topics including developing talent, cybersecurity for manufacturers, elements of social media, leadership for front line managers, and growth strategy development.

First Business presents Manufacturing First in partnership with Insight Publications and NEW Manufacturing Alliance. For more information or to register,

October 25, 2017

12:30 PM

Registration, Refreshments & Networking

1:30 PM

Programming Session 1:  5 Track Options

2:45 PM


3:15 PM

Programming Session 2: 5 Track Options

4:30 PM

NEWMA Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

6:00 PM

NEWMA Dinner & Awards


October 26, 2017

7:00 AM

Breakfast, Registration & Networking

8:00 AM

Keynote Speaker Bill Taylor

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

10:15 AM

NOVO Special Presentation: Controlling Healthcare Costs

11:45 AM

Lunch & Learn Sessions

3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Closes

3:00 PM

Business After Hours Networking


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