Seminar schedule for BizTech Expo released

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BizTimes Media LLC will present the annual BizTech Conference & Expo on May 11-12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. In addition to exhibitor booths, the expo will feature a series of free business seminars, providing insights from experts in financial planning, leadership and productivity, marketing and social media, sales, strategic growth planning, technology and other various topics.  The seminar schedule for this year’s BizTech Conference and Expo was recently released and can be viewed at
The two-day conference will also include several premium events including:

  • The Executive Strategies Breakfast, featuring best-selling author Josh Linkner, who will discuss the importance of creativity in business. (
  • The Women in Business Conference, with a panel discussion featuring: Deborah Ford, chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Kimberly Kane, president of Tempo Milwaukee and director of client solutions at The Novo Group in Milwaukee; Michelle Mason, managing director at the American Society for Quality in Milwaukee; Christine Specht, president and chief operating officer, Cousins Subs in Menomonee Falls; and Kim Marotta, vice president of corporate responsibility, MillerCoors in Milwaukee.. The discussion will be moderated by BizTimes reporter Alysha Schertz. Cynthia LaConte, chief executive officer of Dohmen, will receive the BizTimes Woman Executive of the Year Award. (
  • The Expo After Hours reception, featuring refreshments and networking. (
    The Corporate Growth Summit, featuring a panel of company leaders, including: Mary Isbister, president of GenMet; Mike Malatesta, founder and president of Advanced Waste Services Inc.; Susan Marks, founder and CEO of Pinstripe Inc.; and Craig Schiefelbein, president and CEO of Paragon Development Systems (PDS). BizTimes reporter Eric Decker will moderate the discussion, and opening remarks will be provided by Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. (
  • The BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ Awards Luncheon, honoring some of southeastern Wisconsin’s most dynamic company leaders and innovative companies. Mary Scheibel will receive the Regional Spirit Award, and the Usinger family will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The program will be emceed by BizTimes managing editor Andrew Weiland. ( and www.biztimes/com/iq)

Other attractions at the conference include the Executive Life Pavilion presented by and the BizTimes Development Forum. General admission to the Expo is free with pre-registration at

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