FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 06, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nearly 20,000 pork producers and industry experts from many countries will be at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, for the world’s largest pork-specific tradeshow June 8-10. Brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), World Pork Expo offers the latest information about pork marketing and management, legislative updates, animal health, environmental topics, and other issues affecting pork production.
“Producers throughout the world come to World Pork Expo for one reason: to see state-of-the-art pork production and technology,” says Doug Wolf, NPPC president, Lancaster, Wis. “It’s a chance to hear experts present the latest information, then talk with them face-to-face. And you can experience first-hand the new products that are on display, both indoors and out.”
Attendees can experience all this and more at the annual Expo. From the more than 450 commercial exhibits to the business seminars and a new product tour, there’s plenty for busy pork producers, their employees and families to learn and do.
R.C. Hunt, NPPC president-elect from Wilson, N.C., advises participants to take in as much as they can and bring family and employees along.
“The best advice I can share regarding World Pork Expo is to carve out more than just one day to take it all in,” says Hunt. “There’s so much to see — the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, the Junior National show, GRAMMY®-nominated musical groups performing live, and excellent seminars. Your family and employees will thoroughly enjoy every minute as they mingle with top pork producers from throughout the world.”
People from more than 30 countries have pre-registered to attend World Pork Expo. While pre-registration has closed, attendees still can register at the gate. The $15-per-person admission price enables an individual to attend the Expo Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
According to Wolf, an added benefit for visitors is knowing how proceeds from World Pork Expo are used.
“Each year, NPPC hosts World Pork Expo to share industry advancements that help producers improve profitability as they provide safe, nutritious, affordable pork,” says Wolf. “Proceeds from this event, which attracts nearly 20,000 people from countries far and wide, then are used to develop and defend export markets, fight for reasonable legislation and regulation, and inform and educate legislators.”
World Pork Expo takes place June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. More than 450 commercial exhibits will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The breeding stock sales will continue on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. until they're completed (at approximately noon). For more information, visit www.worldpork.org.
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 www.nppc.org.