Governor's Conference on Diverse Business Development
October 23-24, 2019
Potawatomi Hotel & Conference Center
1721 W. Canal St.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
The Contracting Academy
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.*
The Contracting Academy is for companies that wish to expand their involvement in state and federal contracting opportunities
*The Contracting Academy is led by the Wisconsin Procurement Institute and not included in MARKETPLACE registration.
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
A series of presentations and panels on public and private contract opportunities (building and infrastructure, services, major projects)
38th Annual MARKETPLACE Reception
Reception registration and networking; refreshments available
Reception begins with remarks from sponsors and Wisconsin Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes (invited), Hall of Fame recognition, awards, including:
- Community Development Awards
- Minority-Owned State Contractor Awards (DOA)
- 8(a) Graduate of the Year and Minority Business Champion Awards (SBA)
- 25th Anniversary Business Recognition
Thursday, Oct. 24
Governor’s Awards Breakfast
Remarks by Keystone Sponsor, U.S. Bank
Remarks by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (invited)
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
- Minority-Owned Business Awards
- Women-Owned Business Awards
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Awards
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Exhibits open; one-on-one buyer meetings
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Small business owners share their stories of success
1:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Expo hall and one-on-one buyer meetings resume
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1611 West Canal St., Milwaukee
Please note that you are responsible for making your own room reservation at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
Use group code MAR10222019
All reservations must be made by Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 to receive the group rate of $109. A limited number of rooms are available, so make your reservation early.