Attendee FAQ



MARKETPLACE Wisconsin will take place December 6-7, 2022.  

Join us in person on Tuesday, December 6th at the Wisconsin Center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

The Contracting Academy (TCA) will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 7th.

MARKETPLACE is for established businesses entering, growing or developing sales opportunities with Local, State, Federal Government or Corporations. Marketplace also provides the opportunity for you to network, develop new business connections and reconnect with Wisconsin’s small and diverse business community and resources.

On Dec 6, with over 100 exhibitors and more than 40 buyers, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one. On Dec 7, virtual sessions will be available to continue developing the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the Government and Corporate markets.

The deadline for registration is November 28th before 11:59 p.m.

WEDC will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for conference attendees. We will follow national, state, and local public health guidelines.

The conference includes both days, however you can select which components you’d like to attend. 

We anticipate anywhere between 500 and 800 people.

The dress code at our events is business casual for all participants. Meeting rooms can get chilly, so we recommend layers for your comfort.

If you have special needs and/or dietary restrictions, please do let us know when registering or by contacting us at

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center has a large, covered parking ramp. Guests staying overnight will receive a discounted parking rate of $18. Parking is available for those just attending the event for the day at a discounted rate of $10. You will receive a ticket for the ramp at the registration area. This ticket will be used when exiting the gate.

Yes. You can learn more about how to reserve a room on the conference website. Because we reserve rooms in bulk, room rates are typically lower than any other hotels in the area.

Complete and submit the Nomination Form. Nominations close Oct. 12.


Attendees can register here. Buyers register separately and will be directed to WPI’s registration site. There, complete the online form. MARKETPLACE accepts all major credit cards.

All conference registration costs will be listed on the registration page of the Conference website.

Registration will open the first week in October for both in-person and virtual components. 

Contact the Wisconsin Procurement Institute staff at 414-270-3600 or

You will receive a name badge, conference bag and program when you arrive on site. With your name badge, you have access to attend all sessions and the Networking Reception which includes admission to an exclusive showing of the limited-time art installation, “Beyond Monet”.  Visit to learn more.

MARKETPLACE will provide continental breakfast, a snack break and lunch. The Networking Reception includes light fare and cash bar. The networking reception also includes admission to an exclusive showing of Beyond Monet. Visit to learn more.

In-person attendees can and are encouraged to attend the sessions selected for the virtual component. Please select your preferences while registering.

Requests for refunds will be honored, less a $20 processing fee, if received in writing by October 30, 2022. No refunds will be made after November 23, 2022. To cancel your registration, contact . Registrations can be transferred.

All attendees are invited to attend the Networking Reception. Attendance is included in your registration.

For information regarding sponsorships, please visit the Sponsor Page. Please email sponsorship inquiries to Alex Ysquierdo at The sponsorship deadline is September 30, 2022.

For information regarding the Expo Hall, please visit the Exhibitor Page. Please email exhibitor inquiries to

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