World Pork Expo offers innovation, networking and education as more than 20,000 pork producers and ag professionals from across the world convene June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Expo showcases the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, national youth swine shows, open shows and sales, as well as tasty grilled pork and more. Producers, exhibitors and media from approximately 48 countries are expected to attend the 2016 event.
“For anyone interested in pork production, World Pork Expo offers a well-rounded experience. There are seminars where you can hear about the latest research, shop the trade show to see what’s new, and network with fellow pork producers,” says John Weber, NPPC president and pork producer from Dysart, Iowa. “Expo is a great place to re-charge your engine and return home with new ideas.”
Weber encourages attendees to stop by the NPPC booth or hospitality tent to visit with the staff and leadership who advocate for pork businesses every day. “It’s an opportunity to learn about what’s been achieved and what lies ahead,” he adds.
The trade show is the centerpiece of Expo, giving pork producers a one-stop venue to compare products, services and technologies for their businesses. Hundreds of companies based in North America, Asia and Europe will fill exhibit space that spans more than 310,000 square feet. The trade show will be open 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 outdoor exhibit space has been expanded and there are more hospitality tents this year, so there’s even more to explore,” says Sheila Warrick, Expo’s general manager. “Attendees should be sure to allow enough time to see everything that Expo has to offer.”
Source:  World Pork Expo