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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Touts Sustainability Focus at CheeseExpo 2024

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Touts Sustainability Focus at CheeseExpo 2024


MADISON, WI
Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Sustainability will be taking center stage at the upcoming CheeseExpo hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research (CDR). Early-bird registration is only open until February 27 to take advantage of limitless opportunities to grow your networks, applaud success, and learn from the best in the industry. Advanced registration is open until April 8

John Umhoefer, Executive Director, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association"Sustainability is no longer the wave of the future for dairy processors—it's the here-and-now. Whether you’re just beginning your sustainability efforts, or you’re an experienced professional in the field, there’s no better place to learn and grow than at CheeseExpo,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director.

On Wednesday, April 17, the event will host a thought-provoking Opening Keynote sponsored by RELCO. Sumeet Mathur, Managing Director of FreislandCampina Consumer Dairy Americas, kicks off CheeseExpo with Sustainability: The FrieslandCampina Story.

During Dairy Sustainability through the Supply Chain, the University of Wisconsin’s Dr. Michel Wattiaux will lead an all-star panel including Mathur as well as newly announced guests Kyle Jensen, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Hilmar Cheese, and Josh Luth, Global Sustainability Lead for Schreiber Foods.

Sustainability will be taking center stage at the upcoming CheeseExpo hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and the Center for Dairy Research

On Thursday, April 18, Building Your Workforce on an ESG Foundation features nationally renowned thought leader Jim Link, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Society for Human Resources Management diving deep into new research on how sustainability drives the career decisions of Millennial and Gen Z workers. Then, industry leaders including Iassen Donov, GPHR, Associate Director of Talent Acquisition, Leprino Foods; Allison Bolet Cafaro, Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Great Lakes Cheese Company; and Mathew Bartkowiak, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Development, Nelson-Jameson are already using ESG endeavors.

CheeseExpo will also feature a 134,000-square-foot trade show floor to meet and create opportunities with hundreds of the industry’s most trusted supplier partner businesses. From air and water management to building construction, and from packaging materials to consulting services, this expansive exhibit floor has everything dairy processors need to advance their sustainability efforts.

Register for these and more exciting opportunities here. After April 8, all registrations must take place on-site for full, single-day, and exhibits and networking registration for most attendees.

As the event draws near, stick with us here at DMN.

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