CheeseExpo Dives Into Sustainability

Take your sustainability efforts to the next level at the dairy processing industry’s premier gathering: CheeseExpo April 16-18 in Milwaukee. Visit by Feb. 27 to take advantage of registration savings.

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and the Center for Dairy Research host CheeseExpo. It offers over 4,000 dairy processing professionals limitless opportunities to grow their networks.

“Sustainability is no longer the wave of the future for dairy processors – it’s the here-and-now,” says WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer. “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.”

Join friends and colleagues on April 17 for a thought-provoking keynote. Sumeet Mathur, Managing Director of FreislandCampina Consumer Dairy Americas, kicks off CheeseExpo with Sustainability: The FrieslandCampina Story. Hear about the sustainability lessons learned from the Dutch cooperative, shared by an industry leader with experience at Nestlé.

Then, head to Dairy Sustainability through the Supply Chain, where UW’s Dr. Michel Wattiaux leads a panel including FrieslandCampina’s Sumeet 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. Listen in as these industry leaders share efforts along the supply chain to reach a lower carbon footprint.

On April 18, learn how your sustainability practices can also help you find and retain valuable and enthusiastic employees. 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 – workers who will comprise more than 70 percent of the world’s labor pool within the next five years.

Then, join in a practical discussion of how industry leaders are already using ESG endeavors to secure human capital. Hear from Iassen Donov, Leprino Foods; Allison Bolet Cafaro, Great Lakes Cheese Company; and Mathew Bartkowiak, Nelson-Jameson.

After concurrent sessions, visit CheeseExpo’s 134,000-square-foot trade show floor to meet hundreds of the industry’s supplier partner businesses. The exhibit features everything from building construction to packaging materials — all to help dairy processors advance their sustainability efforts.