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Local Food Means Business

Dane County UW-Extension & Something Special from Wisconsin™

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Madison, WI

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Type 1: Non-exhibitor, Member, Fri. only Ended $40.00 $3.19
Type 2: Non-exhibitor, Member, Fri. and Sat. Ended $85.00 $5.67
Type 3: Non-exhibitor, Non-member, Fri. only Ended $60.00 $4.29
Type 4: Non-exhibitor, Non-member, Fri. and Sat. Ended $105.00 $6.77
Type 5: Exhibitor, Member Ended $40.00 $3.19
Type 6: Exhibitor, Non-member Ended $60.00 $4.29

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Event Details

Local Food Means Business is back for a third year! This is a business to business meeting for local food buyers and suppliers to meet. This year the Institutional Food Market Coalition and Something Special from Wisconsin™ are partnering with the Isthmus Food and Wine Festival. This meeting will be a special session that takes place before the Food & Wine Festival begins. Attendees will get a sneak peak of the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival show floor prior to the show opening to the public.

How it works: At Local Food Means Business, buyers and suppliers will have the opportunity to network during organized small group networking time and during open meeting time. We expect about 100 attendees. This event will take place in a meeting room right above the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival show floor. Suppliers include farmers, value added food businesses, and distributors. Buyers include restaurant chefs, food service directors from institutions, grocery store buyers, and distributors.

After the networking time, attendees will have the opportunity to preview the local food exhibitors at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival and taste their products before the show is open to the general public (many of the suppliers who attend Local Food Means Business will have exhibitor booths at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival).

Attendees are then welcome to stay and enjoy all the fun of the Isthmus Food & Wine & Wine Festival once it is open to the public on Friday (or select a ticket type below to attend the Food & Wine Festival on Saturday as well!).

 

Agenda for Local Food Means Business

1:00 to 1:15 - Welcome from Isthmus!

1:15 to 2:00 - Local Food Business Panel - Hear from buyers and suppliers who have made it work

2:00 to 2:30 - Who's in the Room? Attendees will all have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their businesses

2:30 to 4:00 - Small group networking time. Attendees will sit at mixed tables of buyers and suppliers to get to know each other. Attendees will change groups approximately every 20 minutes. Facilitators will be on hand to assist.

4:00 to 5:00 - Preview the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival! Attendees will go downstairs to the show floor to sample food and continue meeting with local food suppliers. Many of the suppliers who participate in Local Food Means Business will also be exhibitors at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival.

5:00 - Isthmus Food & Wine opens to the general public and their events begin! See their website for more info.

 

Ticket Types:

Type 1: Non-exhibitor, Member, Fri. only

Use this ticket type to attend Local Food Means Business if you are 1) not exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival, 2) you are a member of either Something Special from Wisconsin™ or the Institutional Food Market Coalition, and 3) for access to the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival on Friday only.

 

Type 2: Non-exhibitor, Member, Fri. and Sat. 

Use this ticket type to attend Local Food Means Business if you are 1) not exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival, 2) you are a member of either Something Special from Wisconsin™ or the Institutional Food Market Coalition, and 3) for access to the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival on Friday and Saturday.

 

Type 3: Non-exhibitor, Non-member, Fri. only

Use this ticket type to attend Local Food Means Business if you are 1) not exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival, 2) you are not a member of either Something Special from Wisconsin™ or the Institutional Food Market Coalition, and 3) for access to the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival on Friday only.

 

Type 4: Non-exhibitor, Non-member, Fri. and Sat.

Use this ticket type to attend Local Food Means Business if you are 1) not exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival, 2) you are not a member of either Something Special from Wisconsin™ or the Institutional Food Market Coalition, and 3) for access to the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival on Friday and Saturday.

 

Type 5: Exhibitor, Member

Use this ticket type to attend Local Food Means Business if you are 1) exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival and 2) you are a member of either Something Special from Wisconsin™ or the Institutional Food Market Coalition.

Please note - registration for exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival is completely separate. This ticket is only to attend Local Food Means Business as a special session before the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival opens to the general public.

 

Type 6: Exhibitor, Non-member

Use this ticket type to attend Local Food Means Business if you are 1) exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival and 2) you are not a member of either Something Special from Wisconsin™ or the Institutional Food Market Coalition.

Please note - registration for exhibiting at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival is completely separate. This ticket is only to attend Local Food Means Business as a special session before the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival opens to the general public.

 

 **Information For Potential Exhibitors**

We will not have exhibitors in the Local Food Means Business meeting room, but attending local food suppliers can exhibit at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival individually or as part of the Something Special from Wisconsin pavilion™. Exhibitors will be able to sample products to the buyers who attend Local Food Means Business during a preview of the Food & Wine Festival (Friday), and afterward to the general public during regular Food & Wine Festival hours (Friday and Saturday).

If you are a Something Special from Wisconsin™ member, contact lois.Federman@Wisconsin.gov to be a part of the pavilion. If you would like to exhibit individually at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival, contact jpalmer@isthmus.com. Institutional Food Market Coalition members who would like to exhibit individually at the Isthmus Food & Wine Festival may be eligible for a discount - inquire with edgar@countyofdane.com.

 

Civil Rights Statement

University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Have questions about Local Food Means Business? Contact Dane County UW-Extension & Something Special from Wisconsin™

When & Where



Exhibition Hall at Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

Friday, October 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)


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Dane County UW-Extension & Something Special from Wisconsin™

We are the Dane County office of University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

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