Expo to feature top-notch business consultants

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:41 pm

Three nationally renowned business speakers will headline the 2007 Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo May 2-3. The third annual Expo, to be presented by Small Business Times, will take place in the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park. The Expo will be kicked off by a custom breakfast seminar for Wisconsin business owners and managers by consultant and best-selling author Lee Froschheiser.

Froschheiser’s new book, “Vital Factors: The Secret to Transforming Your Business – And Your Life” is on the 800-CEO-READ Bestsellers List.

Froschheiser will share his insights about corporate leadership and how to build strong management teams. His “Vital Factors” management system has been used to improve performance, execution and profitability at many companies, large and small.

Froschheiser’s corporate clients have included Kia Motors, City National Bank, Ernst & Young, ConAgra, Oracle Corp., Kinko’s, Trader Joe’s, Domino’s Pizza, Dole Foods and Yahoo!

Froschheiser’s system helps companies define their missions, their values and strategic goals, and his book documents real-world success stories.

Froschheiser is the chief executive officer and president of Management Action Programs (MAP) Inc. of Sherman Oaks, Calif.

The kickoff breakfast will start the Expo, which will take place in the Exposition Center at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, May 2-3. Attendees of the breakfast will receive a copy of Froschheiser’s book.

Froschheiser will be one of three national speakers on the marquis of the Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo. The others will be:Matthew May, consultant and author of the highly acclaimed book, “The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation,” published by Simon & Schuster. May will be the keynote speaker of the IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, May 2, at the Expo. May is the founder of Los Angeles-based Aevitas, a consulting company that partners with management teams to achieve excellence in innovation. As an outside consultant at the University of Toyota, May played a key role in the company’s growth to become the largest automobile manufacturer in the world. He helped foster a culture of innovation at Toyota that generates 1 million new ideas from its employees every year. “The Elegant Solution” is being heralded as a tactical playbook for team-based innovation for companies. May’s book also recently was featured by “Jack Covert Selects” list of best business books at http://800ceoread.com/products/ωISBN=0743290178. Attendees of the IQ Awards Luncheon will receive copies of May’s book. The IQ Awards Luncheon, which will celebrate innovative products, services or processes initiated by southeastern Wisconsin companies, will take place Wednesday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Julio Melara, one of America’s top motivational gurus, will be the keynote speaker of SBT’s Bravo! Entrepreneurs Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Expo. Melara is an entrepreneur, an author, a publisher, a consultant and a speaker. He is president and co-owner of the Baton Rouge Business Report, a bi-weekly newspaper, and 225 Magazine, a consumer lifestyle publication. He owns Time for Action, a skills-building training firm offering public seminars, workshops and keynote speeches focused on personal and professional development. His books have included “Do You Have The Time for Successω” “It Only Takes Everything You’ve Got!” “Keys To Performance” and “15 Power Points To Ignite Your Success!” Melara’s corporate clients have included Federal Express, State Farm Insurance, Mass Mutual Insurance, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York Life Insurance, Deloitte & Touche, Prudential Real Estate, Dolan Media, Ryder Systems, Entergy Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and Liberty Life Mutual Insurance Co. Melara, who was named one of America’s top motivational speakers by Selling Power magazine, will speak about “Choosing To Be Great Instead Of Big” at the Expo. The Bravo! Entrepreneurs program will salute southeastern Wisconsin’s most creative and innovative company leaders.

In only its second year, the Wisconsin Business & Technology Expo drew about 4,500 people, and about 200 companies and organizations presented booths at the two-day event in 2006. About 90 percent of the people attending the Expo had a direct or indirect influence over their companies’ purchasing decisions.

The Expo is Wisconsin’s premier business-to-business networking event.

In addition to the national speakers, the 2007 Expo will feature several other events to help businesses grow, including The Fittest CEOs program, the Manufacturing Summit and the Expo After Hours reception.

To nominate an executive for The Fittest CEOs program, visit www.biztimes.com/fit.

The Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, May 3, will feature a CEO discussion about how Wisconsin manufacturers can compete in a global marketplace. The interactive panel discussion will feature: Mike Graverson, president of National Tissue Co. LLC in Cudahy; Keith Trafton, CEO

of Super Steel Corp. in Milwaukee; and David Reiland, president and CEO of Magnetek Inc., which recently moved its headquarters to Menomonee Falls from Chatsworth, Calif.

The 2007 Expo will provide more than 24 free educational seminars for business leaders.

The Expo also will include: the Executive Life Pavilion, featuring companies in the automotive, entertainment, home decor, landscaping, recreation, travel destination and vacation home industries; the Development Days venue for commercial real estate development presented by the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR); and the Green Pavilion, featuring environmentally sound companies and products.

To learn more about the Expo or to reserve a booth, visit www.biz-times.com/expo.

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