Where is the 2015 Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference?

The conference is held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Awards Banquet will be held off-site at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

What are the hours for the tabletop exhibit mini-expo?

Wednesday afternoon, April 22nd, 2015, 11:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Are the table exhibits only on Wednesday?

Yes. The Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference (held biennially on odd numbered years) features the Tabletop Mini-Expo, a tabletop show exclusively with 10 ft. by 10 ft. corner booths. Exhibit hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.

Can I receive complimentary registration with my tabletop booth purchase?

Yes, exhibitors receive one free, Full Registration to the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference with the purchase of a tabletop booth. Additional exhibitor staff attending the Tabletop Mini-Expo can register for the Single Day Wednesday option or Full Registration. (Register by Feb 2nd for best rates.)

Do dairy processors need to register to attend the Tabletop Mini-Expo?

Yes, dairy processors have three registration options. The best deal is Dairy Manufacturers Special. This registration includes access to complimentary lunch, the Tabletop Mini-Expo and Champion Cheese Auction all on Wednesday. April 22. Dairy processors can also register for the Single Day option which adds access to seminars on each day or Full Registration which includes all events except the Awards Banquet. (Register by Feb 2nd for best rates.)

Parking & Getting Around Town

WCIC is held at the Alliant Energy Center which has ample parking spaces for the event.
The awards banquet will be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center and has an attached parking garage.
Most of the hotels within the room block also have available shuttles to take you to the convention centers. Check with your hotel for options.
On Thursday, there will be shuttle busses provided to take you from the Alliant Engergy Center to the Awards Banquet at the Monona Terrace.

Who Exhibits?

Dairy industry suppliers and manufacturers exhibit at the mini-expo.
Take a look at our exhibitor map to see the companies exhibiting this year.

Who Attends?

Dairy manufacturers, cheesemakers, cheese brokers, and dairy product marketers attend the show and seminars.

My company is a Supplier Company.  Do we have to be a member of the Association to attend the conference? If so, what is the cost of membership and how can we sign up for membership?

Yes, all companies that exhibit and/or attend must be members of WCMA.  The cost for membership is $300. Contact Dawn Roe for membership information at droe@wischeesemakers.org or at 608-828-4550

How do I recieve my badge to attend?

All badges are printed on-site at a quick check-in station.