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If its about Pork Production, You'll find it at NPPC's World Pork Expo
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Exhibitor Q & A

Here are some frequently asked questions about being an exhibitor at World Pork Expo. 

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Who attends World Pork Expo?

     

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  Each year nearly 20,000 pork producers from the U.S. and around the globe travel to Des Moines, Iowa, USA, for the World Pork Expo. This three-day event is the largest pork production-specific event in the world and attracts decision-makers from all sizes and types of operations.
     

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How can I become an exhibitor?

     

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  Everything you need to register is included in the Booth Space Application. You can fill in and email the registration forms if you're paying with a credit card or print the forms and send them through the mail along with your check. If you have other questions, simply call the numbers listed in the "Contact Us" area and our management group will be happy to help you.
     

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What’s each exhibit area like?

     

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  There are several different areas for exhibitors and hospitality tents. The Varied Industries Building is the most in-demand and we have a waiting list for it every year. Outside exhibits are great for equipment demonstrations and the Agricultural Building offers a large exhibit area with lots of activities to help draw traffic.
     

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What are hospitality tents?

     

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  Exhibitors can rent space for a special hospitality tent they can use for private parties, producer meetings and other events. Get details on renting a tent.
     

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How can I get a booth in the Varied Industries Building?

     

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  Because space in the VI Building is highly sought-after, we have a seniority system of admitting exhibitors. When space opens up in the VI, it is offered:
  • First to companies already exhibiting in the VI;
  • Second to National Pork Producers Council's Allied Industry members;
  • Third to existing exhibitors in other areas of the Expo in order of the date they became a World Pork Expo exhibitor; and
  • Fourth to new exhibitors.
     

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Why is there a cut-off time for set-up on the day before the Expo?

     

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  After 5 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the show, the carpet goes down in the aisles and, after that time, no heavy equipment is allowed into the building. That doesn't mean, though, that you can't get in to finish your set-up. Simply contact security and let them know who will be coming in from your group. We keep the buildings secure after hours for the protection of our exhibitors' possessions.

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What biosecurity protocols are in place at this year's show?

     

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NPPC is always committeed to maintaining strict biosecurity protocols.  In preparation for this year’s World Pork Expo, NPPC gathered a group of veterinary experts to determine the best ways to prevent the potential for disease transmission in all areas of the exposition. They assured stringent health requirements are in place for the World Pork Expo shows and sales. They also recommend Expo attendees observe good biosecurity practices, including wearing clean clothing and shoes that have not been inside a pork-production facility.

As an added assurance, the swine barns and pens will be disinfected before the pigs arrive and immediately after Expo. And, attendees can take advantage of specially designed stations near the exits, where they can disinfect their shoes before heading home.