International Attendees



World Dairy Expo is where the global dairy industry meets each fall in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Featuring the world’s largest dairy-focused Trade Show in combination with a Dairy Cattle Show of the finest cattle in North America and educational components, there is something for everyone.

New in 2022, Expo's Trade Show will be open Tuesday - Friday along with educational programs, and the Dairy Cattle Show will take place Monday - Friday. Youth contests and events will be held of opening day, Sunday. 

While the global dairy industry is meeting in Madison, the city is proud to host the International Dairy Short Course and the 2022 World Brown Swiss Conference in conjunction with World Dairy Expo.

2023 VISA Letters - Available November 1, 2022

To assist with travel documentation, World Dairy Expo will gladly write an official letter of invitation. In many cases this type of letter is required to obtain a temporary travel visa to the United States. Please note, this letter is not a guarantee for admittance into the United States, though it can provide compelling evidence for officials to consider. The VISA Letter Request Form is available here. Letters for the 2023 show will be issued starting November 1, 2022.

No longer issuing invitation letters for World Dairy Expo 2022.

For questions, please contact Cassi Miller at cmiller@wdexpo.com or (608) 224-6455. For information on travel visas, please visit Travel.State.Gov.

International Registration

To take full advantage of all international guest special features at World Dairy Expo, pre-register online, or once on-grounds at the event, register at the International Registration Desk, sponsored by Comfort Hoof Carenow in the Exhibition Hall's east-west corridor near the Mendota 5-7 meeting rooms. To register onsite, a passport or Canadian driver’s license must be shown.

International Registration Onsite Service Hours
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

International Newsletters


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August 2022May 2022

Onsite Services: Now available in the Exhibition Hall's Mendota 5-7 meeting rooms

International Registration Desk: Sponsored by Comfort Hoof Care, receive exclusive offers only available to international attendees.

International Lounge: A place to relax, network and conduct business for companies and organizations that serve the international dairy market. An international pin and ribbon are required to enter this space.

Interpreters: Expo interpreters are available to assist with directions, show information and business transactions at the International Registration Desk. The Expo Interpreters are fluent in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, French, German and Chinese.

International Reception: Join us to celebrate the global dairy industry on Thursday, October 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Mendota 1-4 of the Exhibition Hall. All registered international attendees and commercial exhibitors are invited to the free reception. *Red country ribbon or company namebadge is required upon entry.