GOLD SPONSOR

This is our flagship sponsor level. Each opportunity below may be selected by one exclusive sponsor or two partner sponsors. 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. Note: Exclusive sponsors from the previous WCMA conference have the first right of refusal for sponsoring an event.

GOLD SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
The events listed below are available for Sponsorship.

Thursday Luncheon $10,000
Keynote Speaker $25,000
Wednesday Luncheon $34,000

We are pleased to announce the following sponsors have assumed gold sponsorship:

Chr. Hansen Championship Cheese Auction Reception
GEA Champions Reception
Millerbernd Afterglow Reception
Sealed Air Corporation Morning Refreshment Breaks

GOLD SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Gold Sponsored events bear the name of the sponsor;
  • Welcoming greeting during event (optional)
  • Complimentary full page color advertisement in WCIC Official Program
  • Sponsor color logo will be prominently placed on event website, in event signage, in the Official Program, in pre and post conference printed materials.
  • Sponsor identified as an Official Sponsor of the 2015 WCIC with rights to use the Conference logo in all program-related material
  • Promotional items to be provided by the Sponsor and approved by WCIC show management.

 

SILVER SPONSOR

This sponsorship level allows companies to choose high visibility opportunities with the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference and/or the United States Championship Cheese Contest. These sponsors are noted prominently with color logo placement in event promotion, websites, signage and more.

SILVER SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
The items listed below are available for Sponsorship:

Sponsor a Student for the Student Cheese Showcase. 10 available @ $1,250 each
Sponsor students from across the United States for our showcase of student-made cheeses and butters. The WCIC tabletop mini-expo floor will host students and their professors for an expert evaluation of these products and look at our next generation of dairy innovators.

On-Line Floor Plan Co-Sponsor, 3 available @ $2,500 each
Your logo will be on the lower left side of the screen of WCIC’s real-time floor plan & exhibitor list website. All exhibitors and attendees viewing the floor plan and searching the exhibitor list and categories will see your logo on this page.

Shuttle Bus for Championship Cheese Contest Awards Banquet $2,500
New this year, the Awards evening will move off-site to the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Be the exclusive sponsor for this opportunity to transport guests to/from the Monona Terrace Convention Center and Alliant Energy Center and hotels.

On-Line Registration Sponsor $5,000
Each attendee receives and automated receipt. Now you can spotlight your company with a link to your website on every registrant’s emailed receipt.


Championship Cheese Cooler Sponsor $5,000
Be the exclusive sponsor for the Cooler displaying the US Championship Cheeses
Partner Sponsor for United States Championship Cheese Contest $5,000
Partner Sponsors receive the benefits below plus benefits offered to Contest Partner Sponsors.
See www.uschampioncheese.org for details.

We are pleased to announce the following sponsors have assumed silver sponsorship:

Allied Blending – Official Conference Lanyard Sponsor
RELCO – Sponsor of Refreshments during Tabletop Exhibits

SILVER SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Complimentary half page color advertisement in WCIC Official Program
  • Sponsor color logo will be on event website, event signage, in the Official Program, in preconference printed materials.
  • Sponsor identified as an Official Sponsor of the 2015 WCIC with rights to use the Conference logo in all program-related material

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

This sponsorship level allows sponsors to tie their contribution and recognition to the Conference and/or the United States Championship Cheese Contest. Each contribution is $500.
BRONZE SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS
The following events can be sponsored by bronze sponsors:

Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference Bronze Sponsor
US Championship Cheese Contest Contributor Sponsor*

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Sponsor name on event website, in the Official Program, in preconference printed materials.
  • Sponsor identified as an Official Sponsor of the 2015 WCIC with rights to use the Conference logo in all program-related material

*Contest sponsors receive all of the benefits above plus benefits offered to Contest Contributor Sponsors. See www.uschampionscheese.org for details.

 

PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENTS


OFFICIAL PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENTS

Supplier members of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association have an exclusive opportunity to place advertisements in the Official Program of the 2015 Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference. Ad files must be received by February 12, 2015. WCMA randomly assigns interior ad locations.

FULL SIZE SPIRAL BOUND FULL COLOR PROGRAM

The 2015 WCIC Official Program will be a spiral bound, full size (8.5 x 11), full color booklet. This format allows for full page ads as well as half and quarter page ads Don’t miss your opportunity to advertise! Please note: Previous cover advertisers have first right of refusal.

AD COST

Back cover of the 2015 WCIC Program | not available
8 wide x 11 tall .25 Margin
With Bleed: 8.75 x 11.25 .75 margin
Inside front cover of the Program | not available
8 wide x 11 tall .25 Margin
With Bleed: 8.75 x 11.25 .75 margin
Inside back cover of the Program | not available
8 wide x 11 tall .25 Margin
With Bleed: 8.75 x 11.25 .75 margin
Interior Full Page with Bleed | $1,000
8 wide x 11 tall .25 Margin
With Bleed: 8.75 x 11.25 .75 margin
Half page horizontal | $500
8 wide x 5.5 tall .25 Margin
Quarter Page | $300
4 wide x 5.5 tall .25
AD SPECIFICATIONS
Ads must be submitted as .pdf documents at 300 dpi.
E-mail your ad to Judy Keller: jkeller@wischeesemakers.org

AD DEADLINE
Electronic files and payment must be received by
February 12, 2015. Ad payment forms will be available soon.