Attendees can expect educational opportunities, hundreds of vendors, and plenty of networking events.
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 2, 2021 — The World Pork Expo makes its return to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 9-11. The Expo is presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and this will mark the year’s 33rd annual event. Thousands of producers and industry professionals will gather to learn the latest technologies, innovations, enjoy free pork and more.
“We’re excited to gather for the first time since 2018. This year’s Expo has an outstanding lineup of seminars, networking opportunities, and more that aren’t to be missed,” said NPPC President Jen Sorenson, communications director for Iowa Select Farms in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Trade Show Spans More than 300,000 Square Feet
During the Expo, attendees are encouraged to visit the trade show. This year, more than 700 vendor booths representing companies from North America and around the world will be presenting and displaying products.
“Our trade show once again sets the stage for being the world’s largest pork-specific trade show,” said Doug Fricke, Expo director of trade show marketing for NPPC. “We can’t wait to learn from and experience new products that will be showcased.”
Outside of the trade show, more than 50 hospitality tents will be placed throughout the fairgrounds along Grand Avenue and the Ruan Plaza. These hospitality tents are great for networking and visiting with company representatives.
19 Educational Sessions
Also included with admission is the chance for attendees to take part in educational sessions. Thirteen business seminars will inform attendees about ecosystems, new production systems, climate neutrality and more. Additionally, six Pork Academy seminars will take place during the three days of the Expo where producers can learn more about nutrition, sustainability, data collection and more.
The full schedule of events, including seminars, can be found here.
Increased Biosecurity and Health Safety Measures
To carry out a successful event that is essential to our nation’s food security and the rural economy, World Pork Expo has placed additional biosecurity and health measures in place. Biosecurity measures include footbaths, hand washing stations and proper footwear will be required. To help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, we ask that individuals stay home if they are exhibiting any symptoms including fever, chills, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell.
The cooperation of all attendees and vendors is appreciated.
Online Registration Open Until June 3
There’s still time to join thousands of pork industry professionals at this year’s Expo. To register and for all the latest updates and details to plan your visit, including hotels, maps and exhibitors, visit the Expo’s website. Attendees can also register on-site during the show by visiting the Animal Learning Center. And don’t forget to follow us and use #WPX21 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share your World Pork Expo experience.