It is the world's largest pork-specific trade show. That's why the World Pork Expo will attract some 20,000 pork producers and allied industry professionals to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines June 6-8. They will come from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries. The 2012 World Pork Expo features something for everyone interested in the swine industry, where you can see and learn about the latest innovations in hog production.
Along with browsing the nearly 500 trade show exhibits, attendees can take part in seminars that cover a wide range of pork industry topics including animal well-being, business and environmental management, production efficiencies and more. The three-day event is presented by the National Pork Producers Council. Complete details are available online at www.worldpork.org.
Seeing the pork industry's newest technologies, participating in business seminars and showing outstanding breeding stock are just a few of the reasons to attend the 2012 World Pork Expo. "World Pork Expo has become a must-see event for pork producers and allied industry throughout the world," says Doug Fricke, director of trade show marketing for NPPC. "Interest in this year's expo is high."
World Pork Expo features the latest swine industry developments
Attendees will find business seminars on profitability, animal health and current issues especially useful, he says. They can also see the newest products, services and technologies offered by the 500 commercial exhibitors. Also, attendees will have the opportunity to watch junior showmen and swine breeders exhibit some of the best market hogs and breeding animals available. And throughout the event, attendees can feast on great food and enjoy family entertainment.
The Expo trade show is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The breeding stock sales will continue on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. until they're completed (at approximately noon).
Once again, MusicFest will be the social highlight of World Pork Expo. From 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, expo attendees can enjoy free roasted pork and refreshments while listening to music performed by live bands.
Pre-Expo tours are planned for visitors to view Midwest hog industry
Several pre-expo tours are planned so that producers from throughout the world can experience Midwestern agriculture and hospitality at their finest June 4-5.
Online registration is at . The website also has the latest details about room availability at the official expo hotels in its "Hotel/Transportation" section. Additional information is available when you connect with World Pork Expo on and follow World Pork Expo on Twitter ().World Pork Expo, the world's largest pork-specific trade show, is brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council. On behalf of its members, NPPC develops and defends export markets, fights for reasonable legislation and regulation, and informs and educates legislators. For more information, visit .