Tuesday, May 10, 2016

This one-of-a kind conference is not to be missed – whether you are venturing into the global market for the first time or a seasoned international professional.

This is the largest conference of its kind in the state with multiple breakout sessions on relevant international topics, an Export Awards and an evening networking reception. The conference attracts more than 500 business people from all industries – from home-grown manufacturing companies to large financial corporations.

$175/WTA member
$65/breakfast only $65/luncheon only $80/student

Experience Wisconsin’s largest and most respected conference on international trade.

Agenda Overview

Breakfast Breakfast Program - 8-9:30 am
  • Governor Walker presenting the Governor’s Export Awards
  • Keynote speaker: Todd Teske, Chairman, Briggs & Stratton
Concurrent Morning Breakout Sessions - 10-11:30 am
  • The top 10 compliance issues everyone should know
  • Need help navigating international trade resources? We'll show you the way and the make money!
  • Selling services abroad (even if you're a manufacturer)
  • Global Trade Outlook 2016
Lunch program - Noon-1:30 pm
  • Keynote speaker - Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO, Manpower Group
  • Presentation of the U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Certificates
  • Presentation of the SBA Export of the Year Award
Concurrent Afternoon Breakout Sessions - 2-4 PM
  • How credit can help you sell more with less risk
  • Supply chain & logistics – What’s new for exporters & importers
  • International growth opportunities, business strategies & tax considerations
Networking Reception - 4-6 PM

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In 2013, Wisconsin exports supported…

% that are small/med businesses

How does WTA membership support your business?

We'll help you overcome exporting obstacles.
We lobby for your policy and regulation concerns.
We'll strengthen you network in the international arena.
We'll provide unique insights on the latest global trends and issues.

MMAC’s World Trade Association network is strong and growing. About half of our members have been involved in international trade for more than 15 years, while 25% are just getting started. WTA includes everyone from the global arena - manufacturers & exporters, compliance & trade logistics, finance & law firms.

Interested in joining WTA's global network?

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  • Alverno College
  • CIBER/WAGE of UW-Madison
  • Institute of World Affairs UW-Milwaukee
  • International Credit Executives Group of WI
  • International Institute of Wisconsin
  • Lakeshore International Networking & Knowledge Exchange
  • Madison International Trade Association
  • NASBITE International
  • Northeast Wisconsin International Business Network
  • Port of Milwaukee
  • Stateline World Trade Association
  • Transportation Association of Milwaukee
  • US DOC – International Trade Administration
  • U.S. Small Business Association
  • UWM Sheldon Lubar School of Business
  • Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)
  • Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
  • Wisconsin International Academy
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
  • Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC)