The BizExpo will be held on Thursday, May 17, at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Expo Center in Milwaukee.
Attendance to the BizExpo is free with advance registration at www.biztimes.com/expo. More than 120 businesses will be displaying their goods and services at the BizExpo. Attendees also can attend any of the BizExpo’s strategic business seminars to be conducted by experts on various topics, including human resources, leadership, negotiations, government contracts, strategic planning, sales, marketing, social media, cloud computing, website design, QR codes and more.
Readers also are invited to register to attend the premium events (registration and fees are required) at the BizExpo:
* The Women in Business Breakfast, featuring a panel of accomplished business leaders, including: Kimberley Crews Goode, vice president of communication and corporate affairs, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Inc.; Julie Ledger, vice president and general manager, Opus Development Corp.; Marie O'Brien, president and chief executive officer, EnterForce Inc.; Kathy Siefert, former executive vice president, Kimberly Clark Corp.; Marti Wronski, vice president and general counsel, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. The BizTimes Woman Executive of the Year Award will be presented to Gail Lione, who was recently appointed to the board of directors at Badger Meter Inc. Lione previously served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Harley-Davidson Inc., and she is serving on a wide range of corporate and civic boards.
* The presentation of the BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards to several of the region's most dynamic, innovative and bold companies and leaders. The event will feature a conversation with renowned restaurateur Joe Bartolotta, the presentation of the Regional Spirit Award to Balistreri Owned and Operated Sendik’s Food Markets and the BizTimes Lifetime Achievement Award to Sheldon Lubar.
* The BizExpo After Hours reception, providing special networking opportunities and prizes.