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World Pork Expo
marks 30th anniversary
This year's event set to take up
40,000 more square feet
For the first time, the Jacobson Exhibition
Center (JEC) will join the Varied Industries
(VI) building and open its doors to Expo
exhibitors and attendees.
"This will add 300 prime exhibit spaces
in a building that will allow companies to
he 2018 World Pork Expo will mark its 30th anniversary by presenting the world's largest porkspecific trade show with more exhibit space and
featuring more U.S. and international companies than
ever before. Presented by the National Pork Producers
display larger exhibits with more elaborate
Council (NPPC), the world's largest pork-specific trade
designs," says Doug Fricke, director of trade
show takes place Wednesday, June 6, through Friday,
show marketing for NPPC. "We will have
June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
well over 500 companies at the show this
"The Expo's 30th anniversary is a great time to look
year. If it relates to pork production, you'll
back at all we've accomplished as pork producers,"
find it at the trade show."
said Jim Heimerl, NPPC president and producer from
With its combination of indoor and
Johnstown, Ohio. "But more important, it provides us with
outdoor exhibit space, Fricke expects this
the perfect place to look forward
year's trade show to easily
to the many opportunities and adexceed 360,000 square feet
vancements that lie ahead."
- up more than 40,000
Each year, more than 20,000
❯❯ WORLD PORK EXPO
square feet from 2017.
producers and pork profession❯❯ JUNE 6-8, 2018
als visit the three-day exhibition
❯❯ IOWA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
to attend educational seminars,
Other activities include:
learn more about the latest in■ Swine shows - Beginning
❯❯ DES MOINES, IOWA
dustry innovations at the trade
on Monday, June 4, and runwww.worldpork.org
show and network with peers.
ning through Saturday, June 9.
■ Pre-Expo tours - A twoSo much to learn, do and see
day Midwest Agricultural Tour takes place on
There's never a shortage of things to do and see at
Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5. A one-day
Expo. Always high on the list are the nearly two dozen free
tour on Tuesday will provide a first-hand look at a
educational seminars. The PORK Academy and Business
variety of Iowa agribusinesses.
Seminars run throughout the day on Wednesday and
■ NPPC hospitality tent - Get updates on legislaThursday, allowing Expo attendees to catch a discussion on
tion, regulation and public policy issues.
topics such as marketing, herd health, nutrition, employee
■ MusicFest - Enjoy live music, grilled pork and
management and much more. Pork producers and their
refreshments on Thursday evening.
employees can meet leading experts and hear the latest de■ Big Grill - Free lunch during the show from 11
velopments in pork production and business strategies.
a.m. to 1 p.m. ■
WHEN AND WHERE
www.WATTAgNet.com ❙ May 2018
Courtesy World Pork Expo