5 Conferences in Milwaukee Not to Miss in 2018

If you're hoping to attend a professional conference in Milwaukee in 2018, there are plenty of choices no matter which topics you're interested in, or which industry you belong to. As one of the Midwest's largest cities, business travel to Milwaukee is a great opportunity to make useful contacts, as it's home to many large and influential companies. Kohl's, Northwestern Mutual and ManpowerGroup are among several major businesses founded and based in the city.

Here are five Milwaukee conferences to check out before planning your 2018 business travel:


April 12-13, Wisconsin Convention Center

The third annual CypherCon will take place at the Wisconsin Convention Center in April 2018. The event is one of the country's biggest hacker conferences, bringing together hackers and security experts, with both hoping to learn valuable skills from each other. You can take part in hacking challenges and educational seminars, and meet up with friends and business contacts. The venue is located in the city center, close to Milwaukee Bay and highways 94, 794 and 43. Register now.

Milwaukee Cyber Security Conference

October 25, venue TBA

The annual Milwaukee Cyber Security Conference focuses on relevant and trending cybersecurity issues, covering subjects including cloud security, email security, VoIP, LAN security and wireless security. The conference will feature over 40 vendor exhibits and around 10 educational speaker sessions. The event is useful not only if you work in the cybersecurity industry, but also if your business relies on keeping private data secure and protected from cyber attacks. Register now.

Wisconsin State Education Convention

January 17-18, Wisconsin Conference Center

The Wisconsin Association of School Boards will hold its annual Joint State Education Convention at Milwaukee's conference center in 2018. This is one of the most important meetings in Milwaukee for education professionals, known for its professional development opportunities, relevant exhibits and informative talks. In addition to the main event, pre-convention workshops, ticketed meals and city tours are also available. As the event takes place in January, prepare for cold weather and possible snow by bringing appropriate clothing. Register now.

Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

January 28-31, Hilton Milwaukee City Center

The Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference is hosted in 2018 by the American Fisheries Society, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and The Wildlife Society. The meeting will focus on the theme, "Strengthening Natural Resources Through Collaboration." Over 1,000 attendees are expected, including biologists and students from state, federal and tribal natural resources agencies. People travel to the event from across the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and Canadian provinces. It will be held at the Hilton Hotel, so you can visit nearby landmarks such as the Milwaukee Public Museum and the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Register now.

Midwest Foodservice Expo

March 12-14, Wisconsin Conference Center

Over 7,500 people from the food service and hospitality industry attend the Midwest Foodservice Expo each year. The event has over 270 exhibits, plus a schedule filled with business-building seminars and evening excursions, making for a fun and fascinating business trip to Milwaukee. Reserve a full day to make the most of all the activities and opportunities on-site. Tickets are only $30 when bought in advance online. Some of the popular restaurants close to the conference center include Mader's Restaurant and The Capital Grille, both business-friendly with delicious meals.

Whether you're a regular visitor to Milwaukee or you're keen to see the Brew City for the first time, these 2018 conferences give you the perfect excuse. Start organizing your Milwaukee business trip today.

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