The popular event, which takes place in Des Moines from 4-6 June, markets itself as the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, and offers everything from educational seminars to the latest technology and systems for the industry.
Alicia Newman, general manager for the show, said: “If you’re shopping for new products and technologies, want the latest information on production management, legislative issues and markets, or are looking to exchange ideas with pork producers and other professionals, World Pork Expo is the event for you. But don’t delay. Hotels fill up quickly, so start making plans today.”
Last year’s show saw almost 20,000 people from 39 countries attend the event, and organisers are predicting similar numbers this year.
Events during the show include free educational seminars, which will present updates on current management issues and research. Experts will discuss topics ranging from animal health and well-being to production management to legislative updates to feeding strategies and more. Business seminars will also address a range of marketing and business strategies for the trade.
For those hoping to taste the goods, there will also be the ever-popular Big Grill, which will be offering a free lunch of succulent pork throughout the expo. Manned by the Tama County Pork Producers Association from Iowa, the Big Grill serves up some 10,000 pork lunches each year.
Randy Spronk, National Pork Producers Council president, said: “World Pork Expo offers something for everyone. It’s a great place to connect with fellow pork producers and compare notes. It’s also the one place where you can see all the latest developments in pork production and find business solutions that you can take back home. If you’re involved in pork production, you need to be at World Pork Expo.”