wcic-sponsorship-marketing-info

Sign up to sponsor online!

Or, contact Judy Keller at 608-828-4550.

Feature your company with one or more of the promotional opportunities below.  To sign up, download the Marketing Opportunities information and fill out the form on page 3.

For additional information, contact Judy Keller at jkeller@wischeesemakers.org or 608-828-4550.  Sponsors from the previous WCMA conference have the first right of refusal for sponsoring an event.

Diamond Sponsorship ($24,000)

This is our flagship sponsor level. WCMA will coordinate logistics (food, beverage, supplier, entertainment, etc.) in consultation with sponsors. Such events must be open to all Conference attendees and take place in the designated areas at times designated by the Association.

We are pleased to announce the following sponsor has assumed Diamond Sponsorship
Chr. Hansen Championship Cheese Auction Reception

Diamond Sponsorship Benefits

  • Event name incorporates the name of sponsor.
  • Opportunity to offer ‘Welcome Greeting’ at the podium.
  • Opportunity to show PowerPoint or video at the event.
  • Complimentary pull-up banner (1m x 2m) in registration area.
  • Two free full page ads in WCIC Official Program.
  • Sponsor color logo (large) on event website, in the Official Program and in pre and post-Conference printed materials.
  • Sponsor color logo in Sponsor Section of event mobile app.
  • Full color logo on signage at event.
  • Diamond Sponsor tabletop sign for your WCIC booth.
  • Sponsor may choose to provide promotional items at sponsored event.
  • Sponsor identified as Official Sponsor of the 2017 WCIC with rights to use the WCIC logo in all program related material.

Gold Sponsorship ($12,000)

We are pleased to announce the following sponsors have assumed a Gold Sponsorship

  • Millerbernd Afterglow Reception
  • GEA Champions Reception

The events listed below are available for Sponsorship

  • Opening Keynote
  • Thursday Evening Reception

Gold Sponsorship Benefits

  • Event name incorporates the name of sponsor.
  • Opportunity to show PowerPoint at the event.
  • Complimentary pull-up banner (1m x 2m) in registration area.
  • One free full page ad in WCIC Official Program.
  • Sponsor color logo (large) on event website, in the Official Program and in pre and post-Conference printed materials.
  • Sponsor color logo in Sponsor Section of event mobile app.
  • Full color logo on signage at event.
  • Gold Sponsor tabletop sign for WCIC booth.
  • Sponsor may choose to provide promotional items at sponsored event.
  • Sponsor identified as Official Sponsor of the 2017 WCIC with rights to use the WCIC logo in all program related material.

Silver Sponsorship ($6,000)

The events listed below are available for Sponsorship.

  • Partner Sponsor for United States Championship Cheese Contest (5 remaining)
  • Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest* (5 available)
  • Wednesday morning refreshment breaks (2 available)
  • Wednesday Lunch (5 available)
  • Refreshments during exhibits (0 remaining)
  • Thursday morning refreshments breaks (1 available)
  • Thursday Luncheon (2 available)
  • Wine at Awards Banquet (1 available)
  • Event Mobile App (1 available)
  • Lanyards (1 available)
  • Championship Cheese Cooler Display (1 available)
  • Ideas Showcase (1 available)
  • Charging station for phones (1 available)

* Funds exceeding the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest expenses will be donated to the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest Fund.

Silver Sponsorship Benefits

  • One free half page ad in WCIC Official Program.
  • Sponsor color logo (medium) on event website, in the Official Program and in pre Conference printed materials.
  • Sponsor color logo in Sponsor Section of event mobile app.
  • Full color logo on signage at event.
  • Silver Sponsor tabletop sign for your WCIC booth.
  • Sponsor identified as Official Sponsor of the 2017 WCIC with rights to use the WCIC logo in all program related material.

Bronze Sponsorship ($1,200)

The events listed below are available for Sponsorship

  • Online Floor Plan Sponsor (5 available)
  • CDR/WCMA Opening Seminar (6 available)
  • Thursday Morning Seminar (6 available)
  • Thursday Afternoon Seminar (6 available)
  • Contributor Sponsor to the United States Championship Cheese Contest (20 available)

Bronze Sponsorship Benefits

  • Free quarter page advertisement in WCIC Official Program.
  • Sponsor color logo (small) on event website, in the Official Program and in pre Conference printed materials.
  • Sponsor color logo in Sponsor Section of event mobile app.
  • Full color logo on signage at event.
  • Bronze Sponsor tabletop sign for your WCIC booth.
  • Sponsor identified as Official Sponsor of the 2017 WCIC with rights to use the WCIC logo in all program related material

Hospitality Rooms

Hospitality Rooms will be available for the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. Arrangements for hospitality rooms will be handled directly with the Sheraton Madison Hotel. Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number rooms are available for use as hospitality rooms.

To reserve about a hospitality room, contact Maija Maier at (608) 251-8399 or mmaier@sheratonmadison.com

Hospitality Room Requirements

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association has two standing requirements regarding hospitality rooms.

  • Before final assignment of any hospitality room, the Association requires a minimum of two full registrations to the 2017 WCIC from any company reserving space for hospitality.
  • Hospitality rooms cannot be open during 2017 WCIC official functions. Tentatively, hospitality rooms must close prior to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 12 and during the Champion Awards Reception, Banquet and Afterglow Reception on Thursday, April 13. These hours are subject to alteration as plans for the Conference are finalized.

WCIC Show Program Advertisements – Submit Ads by February 24, 2017

The 2017 WCIC Official Program will be a spiral-bound, letter-sized (8.5 x 11 inches), full color booklet. Interior placement ad spaces are available.

Full bleed — $1,000

  • Trim size: 8.5” x 11”
  • Bleed: .125” all around
  • Safe area: 7.5” x 10”

Full page island— $1,000

  • Ad size: 7.25” x 10”

Half page (horizontal) — $500

  • Ad Size: 7.125” x 5”

Quarter page (vertical) — $300

  • Ad Size: 3.45” x 5”

Due Date

Sign Up

To sign up, sign up to sponsor online, or download the Marketing Opportunities information and fill out the form on page 3. Or contact Judy Keller at jkeller@wischeesemakers.org or 608-828-4550.