WAMP Convention Rules & Regulations

2023 Trade Show Information

The 84th WAMP Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held on April 13-16, 2023. The convention will focus on “Strategies for Success: Growing with People, Automation and Technology.” See all the information below. A detailed schedule will be available in early January 2023! Make plans now to be in Madison on April 13-16, 2023! Hotel Reservation information below.

NON-EXHIBITORS

Please return your membership dues, sponsorship, and advertising with payment no later the March 1, 2023 online at www.wi-amp.com.

EXHIBITORS

NEW FOR 2023. Please complete your dues, exhibit space, advertising, scholarship fund donation, sponsorship, and electrical, ONLINE AT www.wi-amp.com. Contact the WAMP office (info below) if you prefer a copy be mailed to you. You must be a paid member of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors and all booth charges must be paid prior to assignment.

Exhibit space will be sold in 10 x 8 ft. increments, each at $450.00, except that the booths adjoining the concession area will be $500.00 each. However, even if you request a booth adjoining the concession area, please send in only $450.00 for each booth with your exhibit space reservation. If we are able to meet your request and assign you one or more such booths, you will be billed the extra $50.00/booth at the time of the convention.

There will be no split footage. One table with cloth; two chairs and a booth identification sign will be furnished. We will notify Valley Expo, 495 American Road, Rockford, IL 61109, phone: 815-873-1500 or 877-332-4292 to send you a packet with the information you will need about unloading.

Electrical hookup is available by request only and will be charged according to needs. Please reserve your electrical needs when registering your booth at www.wi-amp.com.

Please complete the Booth Reservation Form on which you may mark your first, second, third, etc. preference. Assignments of booths is finalized during March and many factors are used to effect a proper and fair booth arrangement. Not placing competitive booths close to each other is the most important consideration. The date that the booth space application is received, and the number of booths requested also play a role in arriving at the final exhibit hall layout.* Many of you have requested the same booth you had last year, and those requests are already recorded.

Your payment of exhibit space will include free registration of two persons. Each additional person will be $35.00 each for registration at the convention.

Free Day Pass: Please contact the WAMP office for a form to complete to sponsor a new processor with a free 1 day pass to the exhibit hall only (a badge is still required).

AGAIN THIS YEAR – For each booth purchased by a company, a drawing card will be placed in a raffle drum. At the Suppliers Meeting at 7:30 a.m., April 15, in the Exhibit Hall, the company’s card that is drawn will get a certificate for free advertising in “Meating Place”. In order to win, your application for a booth must be received by the Secretary’s office on or before March 1, 2023 and you must be present at the Suppliers Meeting at the time of the drawing.

Meeting and Breakfast – The Supplier Meeting and Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 15– 7:30-8:15 am with the Operator Breakfast to follow at 8:15-9:00 am in Exhibit Hall. The exhibits will officially open at 8:30 am.

SET UP TIME: Thursday, April 13: Noon to 6:00 pm & Friday, April 14: 7:00 am -11:00 am Everyone Please Be Set Up On Time!

EXHIBIT HOURS: Friday, April 14: Noon – 5:00 pm & Saturday, April 15 – 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Tear down after 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Send your reservation in before March 1, 2023.

Sincerely, Dianne Handsaker, Executive Secretary

P.S. You must make your own room reservations with Marriott by March 23, 2023 by using the link below.

Hotel Reservations

Make your hotel reservations now at the Marriott Madison West! Book your group rate for Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors today!

If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Convention Floor Plan

WAMP Convention Floor Plan
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