The World Pork Expo, the largest pork fair in the world, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. The event will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines from June 7th to June 9th, and it is hosted by the National Pork Producers Council. This year’s expo will feature a jam-packed schedule of major trade fairs, educational seminars, and numerous networking events. According to NPPC Board Chairman Scott Hayes, the World Pork Expo has always been about networking, education, and innovation.
The three-day event will showcase nearly 700 vendor booths, where the pork industry’s latest and most innovative products will be displayed. Expo attendees will have the opportunity to visit over 300,000 square feet of trade fair. Additionally, over 50 hospitality tents will be set up in the fairground square, where industry professionals can network with company representatives and learn about the latest innovations.
Moreover, attendees can expand their industry knowledge by attending educational sessions that cover a wide range of topics, such as profitability, production processes, and more. These seminars provide valuable insight into many areas of the pork industry and help producers take their business to the next level.
To fuel the attendees’ learning and networking energy, breakfast will be served at McRig on June 7th and 8th from 8am to 10am, courtesy of Lopez Foods, Fulton Market Group, and McDonald’s. Similarly, all event attendees will receive a complimentary pork lunch from the Big Grill each day.
To secure a spot at the event, attendees can register online by June 1st. The World Pork Expo website provides the latest updates, details, nearby hotels, maps, exhibitors, and more. Attendees are encouraged to follow the event on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and share their World Pork Expo experience with #WPX23 and #35YearsofWPX.