- October 5, 2021 -
October 21, 2021

Day 2 of the 15th Annual Government Opportunities Business Conference (GOBC) will be a full-day event.

** UPDATE – GOBC Day 2 was originally planned to be an in-person event at Volk Field. Due to the recent arrival of Afghan refugees at Ft. McCoy, Volk Field, hotels, food service and other area resources have directed their focus and priorities on those arriving at the base. We are therefore transitioning to a virtual format for this year.**

Day 2 Schedule
  • 9:00AM Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:05AM Presentations by Government Representatives
  • 10:00AM Panel Discussion with Government Agency Representatives
  • 11:00AM Panel Discussion with Government Prime Contractors
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00PM One-on-One Meetings with Buyers and Networking Lobby

Stay connected at wigobc.org for all conference updates including agendas and confirmed speakers. 
October 26-27, 2021

FREE two day business academy for:
    -Existing small businesses
    -Individuals thinking of starting a business
    -Entrepreneurs looking for funding and resources
Workshops covering small business lending topics, free business assistance resources, and ways to plan, start and grow a profitable business are offered.
December 7, 2021
1:00 - 4:00 pm

No cost registration is being done in conjunction with Marketplace. While registering for TCA, please note there are options to register for additional Marketplace 2021 session and events.

TCA is an opportunity for businesses to grow their technical knowledge of contracting with the State of Wisconsin, Federal Government and Government Prime contractors. The series of workshops will benefit established businesses looking to grow and develop their government sales. TOPICS TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY – check back to our website for updates.
December 8-9, 2021
Marketplace, the Governor’s Conference on Diverse Business Development connects business owners from across Wisconsin seeking to do business with state, federal and local governments as well as the private sector. At the conference, minority, woman, veteran, small and LGBTQ-owned businesses can learn from and connect with resource providers, government representatives, corporate buyers and business professionals to lay the framework to develop new partnerships and new contracts.
  • October 5, Acquisition Hour: Federal Small Business Certification Programs for Veteran and Woman Owned Small Businesses LEARN MORE - webinar

  • October 6, Acquisition Hour: Federal Small Business Certification Programs for Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) /8(A) – and Businesses Located In Historically Underutilized Areas – HUBZone LEARN MORE - webinar

  • October 13, Acquisition Hour: Is a GSA Schedule Right for Your Business? LEARN MORE - webinar

  • October 21, Virtual – 15th Annual Wisconsin Government Opportunities Business Conference (GOBC) – Day 2 LEARN MORE - webinar

  • October 26-27, Wisconsin Lt. Governor’s Small Business Academy LEARN MORE - webinar


  • November 4, WPI Annual Meeting LEARN MORE - webinar

  • November 9, Sales Opportunities in the City of Madison, Waukesha County and Walworth County Government Markets – Webinar LEARN MORE - webinar

  • November 16, Acquisition Hour: Preparing to Meet with a Government Buyer – The Elevator Pitch LEARN MORE - webinar

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Newsletter Editor: Doug Clemons, dougc@wispro.org