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THANK YOU for visiting this recap of the 2020 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference.

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updates on the 2021 Manufacturing First Expo & Conference being held Oct. 27, 2021

at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

Manufacturing First successfully brings people together through presentations, AI-powered networking. 2020 Event recap here.



The 10th annual Manufacturing First Expo & Conference was a virtual this year, offering the favorite aspects of past events along with new options that gave attendees additional flexibility and the ability to take in even more content.

Taking place from Oct. 20-22,  Manufacturing First featured virtual networking and exhibitor connection time each day — from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 21-22 and from 4-5 p.m. all three days.

Our opening date — Oct. 20 — at noon, renowned futurist Daniel Burrus delivered the conference’s keynote address, “The Anticipatory Leader: A Proven Model to Predict Change and Create Extraordinary Results.” Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurist speakers on global trends and disruptive innovation. A strategic adviser to executives from Fortune 500 companies, he helps leaders develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact.

On Oct. 21, Seura co-founders Tim and Gretchen Gilbertson delivered the day’s keynote address. They  shared the story of how they built their business, an award-winning Green Bay-based manufacturer offering a full portfolio of mirror and TV solutions with applications in indoor and outdoor spaces. Their story is shared with a link on the presenters' tab.


Oct. 22 featured a CEO roundtable discussion, “Building a Great Culture in Times of Crisis.” Additional live webinars and informational sessions have the recorded link on the presenters' tab. Each day ended with additional networking and exhibitor time beginning at 4 p.m. The three-day event concluded with a virtual power hour with a chance to win prizes.

Be sure to save the date for October 27, 2021 at the KI Center, Green Bay.  Reach out to Insight Publications if you have questions regarding sponsorships or exhibitor opportunities.

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