2023 World Pork Expo By The Numbers
World Pork Expo Overview
A 3 Day Event
World Pork Expo spans 3 days — June 7-9, 2023 — at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, and is brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council.
More than 30 Sponsors
The commitment and support of 13 Gold Sponsors and 21 Silver Sponsors played an essential role in making WPX 2023 possible.
Celebrating 35 Years
The National Pork Producers Council celebrated its 35th anniversary of World Pork Expo in 2023.
100s of Exhibitors
395 companies from North America and around the world were on-site, displaying products and services at booths, outdoor exhibits and hospitality tents at the 2023 World Pork Expo.
Pork Producers From Across the World
More than 10,000 pork producers and ag professionals from throughout the world attend WPX each year.
Over 300,000 Square Feet
The exhibit space, which presents the latest pork production products, services and technologies, exceeded 300,000 square feet in 2023.
FREE With Admission
5 Business Seminars
Attendees participated in 5 business seminars Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, in the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
7 Pork Academy Seminars
7 PORK Academy seminars took place throughout Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8. Pork producers and their employees learned about nutrition management, understanding consumers, data collection and much more.
10,000 Pork Lunches
10,000+ mouthwatering pork lunches were served at the Big Grill located south of the Varied Industries building.
Nearly 700 Booths
Attendees shopped the nearly 700 booths that made up the world’s largest pork-specific trade show — open 23 hours over the course of three days.
Over 50 Hospitality Tents
Attendees visited the 50+ hospitality tents placed throughout the fairgrounds — along Grand Avenue and Ruan Plaza. Expo attendees could drop in and visit with company representatives to learn about the latest innovations and developments.
World Pork Golf Tournament
75 golfers participated in the annual World Pork Open Golf Tournament held at The Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 6.
24 Official World Pork Expo Hotels
In the Greater Des Moines Area, 24 Official World Pork Expo hotels are offering special Expo rates. Catch Des Moines provides other hotel options as well as a calendar of area events.
2,300 campsites are available on 160 acres within the Iowa State Fairgrounds for those interested in camping on-site during WPX.
Over 3,000 Hotel Rooms Booked
Each year, more than 3,000 hotel rooms are booked throughout Des Moines and the surrounding area for WPX attendees.
66,000+ Pork Producers
Nationwide, more than 66,000 pork producers market more than 140 million hogs annually.
46 Million Pigs Raised
Approximately 46 million pigs are raised in Iowa annually, making it the No. 1 pork-producing state in the nation.
27 Billion Pounds of Pork
Hundreds of packing plants produce nearly 27 billion pounds of pork annually.
Supporting 610,000+ Jobs
About 610,000 U.S. jobs are supported by various aspects of the pork industry, from local business to national and international brands.
Contributing $57 Billion to the Economy
U.S. pork production contributes nearly $57 billion to the nation’s economy each year.