We’re excited to spend time with you at the Wisconsin Economic Summit. Below you’ll find an easily digestible summary of what’s going on throughout each day, so you can plan which interviews, panels and networking opportunities you most want to attend.

Please review the following agenda items.

Session 1 – 10-11:45 a.m.

“Setting the Stage”

    • Keynote address by Jeff Yabuki, Chairman, Motive Partners, and former CEO, Fiserv
    • State of the Economy, John Koskinen, Chief Economist, Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Break – 11:45-Noon

Session 2 – Noon-1:15 p.m.

Welcome luncheon

    • Address by Amy Pechacek, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Session 3 – 1:30-3 p.m.

“Community Infrastructure”


    • Child Care: Quality Counts
    • Getting People to Work: New Transportation Solutions

Break – 3-3:30 p.m.

Session 4 – 3:30-5 p.m.

“Educating Tomorrow’s Workers”

    • Comments from Chris Baichoo, CEO, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions
    • Opportunities for Formerly Justice-involved People
    • Networking; Meet Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant Program Leads and The Great Career Tryout!

Session 5 – 5-6:30 p.m.


Session 6 – 6:30-8 p.m.

Banquet program

    • Remarks by Gov. Tony Evers (invited)
    • Wisconsin stories by best-selling author and humorist, Michael Perry

Session 1 – 8-8:45 a.m.

“Innovation in Wisconsin” (breakfast session)

Session 2 – 9-10:30 a.m.

“Innovative Sustainability and Energy Solutions”

    • Comments from Kristina Costa, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy for Clean Energy Innovation
    • Wisconsin’s Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050
    • Commercial Models for Innovative Sustainability and Energy Solutions

Break – 10:30-11 a.m.

Session 3 – 11a.m.-12:15 p.m.

“Financial Stability”

    • Public/Private Partnerships for Community Success
    • Creating opportunity through entrepreneurship

Break – 12-12:30 p.m.

Session 4 – 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch available


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