Make plans to join us for the nation’s largest cheese, butter and whey industry event!

April 17-18, 2019

Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wisconsin

About CIC

A gathering of over 2,400 cheese industry leaders, suppliers, marketers and more will gather to share information about the latest in cheese technology, new products, whey opportunities, product safety, marketing and additional issues affecting our industry. Your hosts Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) promise an exciting event.


The Cheese Industry Conference is nation’s premier cheese, butter and whey industry event! Don’t miss it!

Madison, WI

Madison is an eclectic mix of cultures from college town to capitol. Besides boasting natural beauty and outdoor recreation, Madison plays host to stimulating cultural offerings, distinctive restaurants, excellent music venues, and unique shopping.  There’s also plenty of public transit, including green options like hybrid buses and cabs.  Make the most of your stay!

Tabletop Exhibits

Wednesday April 17 | 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cheese Industry Conference Tabletop Exhibit Hall serves as dairy processors’ one-stop source for the best in supplies and services, from packaging to financing to equipment. View the Exhibitor Floorplan and start planning the list of exhibitors who are top on your list!

Event Schedule 2019

All events will take place at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin.

8:00 AM to 8:45 AMOpening Keynote Address

8:00 AM to 1:00 PMCollegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

9:00 AM to 10:30 AMConcurrent Seminars

10:30 AM to 5:00 PMTabletop Expo

5:00 PM to 7:30 PMChr. Hansen Auction Reception

8:00 AM to 9:15 AMIndustry Recognition Breakfast

9:30 AM to 12:00 PMConcurrent Seminars

12:00 PM to 1:15 PMLunch

1:30 PM to 3:30 PMConcurrent Seminars

4:30 PM to 5:30 PMChampions Reception

5:30 PM to 8:30 PMUnited States Champions Banquet

8:30 PM to 12:00 AMAfterglow Reception, Sheraton Madison Hotel

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