Registration is now open for the 2020 World Pork Expo presented by the National Pork Producers Council. Attendees, media and exhibitors can complete their registration by visiting the World Pork Expo website. This year's trade show will be hosted June 3-5 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
"We are thrilled to continue the tradition of the World Pork Expo this year," says David Herring, NPPC president, and pork producer from Lillington, N.C. "There's truly something for everyone at the Expo — from the trade show to networking. Anyone in the pork industry is encouraged to attend!"
With 360,000 square feet of exhibition space, more than 500 exhibitors are planned for the 2020 World Pork Expo.
Continually maximizing indoor and outdoor trade show space
Organizers plan to take advantage of all the space available in order to give attendees and exhibitors the best experience possible. Of the 500-plus companies attending the show, they will be displaying products and services from animal health, nutrition, build and equipment, financial marketing, genetics and more.
The Expo will be held in the Varied Industries Building and the Jacobson Exhibition Center, outdoors on Grand Avenue and the areas between the two main buildings. Attendees are encouraged to explore the fairground space to experience all the Expo's offerings.
"We're currently making adjustments around the show to maximize the flow of the entire trade show. This will help with show continuity for years to come," says Doug Fricke, director of trade show marketing for NPCC.
Company-sponsored hospitality tents will continue to be around throughout the fairgrounds. Organizers are expecting 60-plus tents this year, giving industry representatives an opportunity to network with producers and employees in a more-relaxed setting.
The trade show will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 3-4, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 5.
Start planning your Expo experience
The Expo is packed with three days of learning and networking opportunities, events and activities. More than 15 educational and informational seminars are free to attend. These seminars address innovative production and management strategies, and current issues and topics related to the pork industry.
Other activities you won't want to miss include:
- MusicFest — Join us on the evening of June 4 to relax and enjoy free live music and refreshments. Stay tuned to find out who this year will feature!
- Big Grill — Stop by and enjoy a free pork lunch during all three days of the Expo. More than 10,000 lunches are served. Lunches are available between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- NPPC Hospitality Tent — Visit one-on-one with NPPC board members and staff to learn about current legislation, regulation and public policy issues that impact pork production.
Additional registration information
Registration is now available online until May 28. Tickets include entry to the Expo for all three days. Discounted rates are available during advanced registration including $10 per adult (ages 12 and up) and $1 for children (6 to 11 years old). Registration on-site will be $20 per adult. There is an on-site Friday-only option for $10.
Save the date for June 3-5 to visit Des Moines. Three days of education, fun, networking and delicious pork await you.