April 30. 2012 9:00AM - Last modified: April 30. 2012 9:50AM

Manufacturing events

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce will host Lead and influence change—inside your company and in your community on Tuesday, May 1, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway in Milwaukee.

Eric and Mary Isbister, owners of Mequon metal fabrication company GenMet, will talk about meeting challenges head-on and their successful company's empowering culture. Cost is $40 for MMAC members and $50 for non-members. Register at http://bit.ly/IwN6Ru. For more information, contact Alexis Deblitz at 414-287-4130.

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce will host Wisconsin International Trade Conference on Tuesday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. in Milwaukee. Several pricing and meal options are available for the all-day conference, which will include international resource information, networking, and presentations about payment terms, exporting, compliance and individual country outlooks. Register at www.mmac.org/tradeconference.
The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host Manufacturing Matters! on Wednesday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frontier Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. Issues addressed at the conference will include the manufacturing skills gap, access to capital, innovation and growth. Keynote speakers are Tim Sullivan, former CEO of Bucyrus International Inc., and Aaron Jagdfeld, CEO of Generac Power Systems in Waukesha. Cost is $395 for manufacturers and $519 for non-manufacturers. Register at www.manufacturingmatters.org.