New! Free Coach Buses to and from CheeseExpo

New in 2020, attendees can ride free coach buses to and from CheeseExpo on Wednesday, April 15.

Three round trip bus routes are being offered:  Colby through Marshfield; Appleton through Fond du Lac; Monroe area. View additional bus information here. To secure your seat, select “optional free bus transportation” while registering.

Schedule and Speakers

Tuesday, April 14

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Workforce Connections Job Fair

Workforce Connections Job Fair

Meet the industry’s next generation at WCMA’s Workforce Connections Job Fair. Dairy processors and manufacturers will highlight job opportunities and students will share their resumes.  Learn more, contact Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association at 608-286-1001.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tetra Pak Welcome Reception

Tetra Pak Welcome Reception

Join Tetra Pak as they kick off 2020 CheeseExpo with an elegant reception open to all attendees.

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7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WCMA Young Professionals Event

WCMA Young Professionals Event

Join the WMCA Young Professionals for a fun evening of networking.

 

 

Wednesday, April 15

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Amcor Continental Breakfast

Amcor Continental Breakfast

Kick off Wednesday morning with Amcor’s continental breakfast.

Location: Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor

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8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
RELCO Opening Keynote

RELCO Opening Keynote

Join RELCO as they host the 2020 CheeseExpo Opening Keynote

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

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8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Watch the action: Dairy students from colleges across the U.S. compete for top honors in assessing several dairy product categories. Visit the next generation of dairy industry leaders at the CheexeExpo.

Hosted by Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Location: Room 103

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Concurrent Morning Seminars - Expand to View Topics

  After the Make: The Role of Brines and Curing in Cheese Quality

 

  Messaging Dairy Sustainability to the Millennial Market 

 

  New Tools for Marketing Specialty Cheese and Dairy Ingredients Worldwide 

 

  Change is Here: Milk Pricing and Milk Procurement 

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

View the Exhibit Floor here.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch

A delicious complimentary lunch is available as you explore the CheeseExpo Trade Show Floor.

Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ideas Showcase Presentations

Ideas Showcase Presentations

Concise 15-minute presentations from industry supply partners showcase the latest technology and innovations in the dairy industry.

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Collegiate Contest Awards Ceremony

Students and teams earn awards for their dairy grading skill on stage in the exhibit hall.  Listen for the cheering!

Hosted by Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Chr. Hansen Reception & Auction of Champion Cheeses

Chr. Hansen Reception & Auction of Champion Cheeses

Chr. Hansen hosts a highlight of CheeseExpo. Energetic and fun, this reception features the Auction of gold-medal cheeses, butters and more from the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest. Grab a bidding paddle and support WCMA industry training programs, scholarships and our ongoing support for dairy universities.

Hosted by Chr. Hansen

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

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Thursday, April 16

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
WCMA Recognition Breakfast

All attendees are invited to celebrate the achievements of industry greats.  WCMA honors leaders, cheesemakers, suppliers, and educators that have built the U.S. cheese industry.

 

Roger Krohn will receive the Association’s highest honor: the WCMA Life Member Award

Max Gonzenbach, Rudy Nef, and Wilbur Nielsen will be recognized as the 2020 WCMA Cheese Industry Champions

David Carpenter and Dick Groves will receive the WCMA Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Floyd Bodyfelt and Dr. Norm Olson will receive the WCMA Babcock Award

Carl Buell and Tom Everson will receive the WCMA Vanguard Award

 

Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

9:30 to Noon
Morning Seminars - Expand to View Topics

Where Efficiency Meets Excellence: Maintaining Quality in Modern Manufacture

 

   New Findings and Guidance for Pathogen Control

 

    Dairy Manufacturer Panels: How We Made the World our Customer

 

Water Quality and Conservation in Dairy Processing

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

View the Exhibit Floor here.

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch

A delicious complimentary lunch is available as you explore the CheeseExpo Trade Show Floor.

Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Ideas Showcase

Ideas Showcase

Concise 15-minute presentations from industry supply partners showcase the latest technology and innovations in the dairy industry.

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Champions Reception

Join as winners gather to celebrate success in the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest

Location: Ballroom Lobby, 1st Floor

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
World Champions Awards Banquet

A night to remember for dairy craftsmen from across the world. A must attend for everyone with a passion for the dairy industry.

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

8:30 p.m. to Midnight
Custom Fabricating & Repair Afterglow Reception

Custom Fabricating & Repair Afterglow Reception

Relax and enjoy music and treats as we close the 2020 CheeseExpo hosted by Custom Fabricating & Repair, Inc.

Location: Hilton Hotel Crystal Ballroom

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