News Release

Monday, April 6, 2015

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WDE Trade Show Named One of the Top Shows in the Nation

MADISON, WIS. – World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce that the WDE Trade Show has been named one of the top trade shows in the nation by the Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Show List for 2014. Based on net square footage, the WDE Trade Show ranked 27th in the United States. Of the trade shows ranked, it was also the top dairy-focused trade show and second agriculture related trade show in the nation.  

With commercial exhibits in the Exhibition Hall, Outdoor Trade Mall, New Holland Trade Center, Arena Building, and Coliseum, as well as the dairy cattle exhibitor booths in the New Holland Pavilions, the 2014 WDE Trade Show had a net square footage of 562,161. This is an increase of 4,161 square feet from the previous year’s show.    

“Having such a large space allows us to offer a wide variety of booths and companies to appeal to every Expo attendee,” said Crystal McNett, WDE Trade Show Manager. “We are very excited to see the continued growth of the World Dairy Expo Trade Show.”

In 2014, the WDE Trade Show offered displays from 835 commercial exhibitors from 24 countries, 44 states and 6 provinces. Showcasing the latest and greatest products from more than 20 different dairy business categories, the Trade Show is a top draw every year for Expo’s more than 77,000 attendees.  

To see the full Top 250 Trade Show list, visit the Trade Show News Network website at     

World Dairy Expo will be held Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2015 at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. with this year’ s theme of “Dairy in our DNA.” WDE is recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry. Visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #WDE15) for more information


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Photo Caption: World Dairy Expo Trade Show offers attendees a wide variety of exhibits.

Photo Credit: Nina Linton

Trade Show 2014