WORLD PORK EXPO 2017 AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Approximately 20,000 U.S. pork producers and other pork enthusiasts, including more than 1,000 guests from locations outside the United States, gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, this week for NPPC’s annual World Pork Expo. NPPC President Ken Maschhoff, President-Elect Jim Heimerl and NPPC board member Kraig Westerbeek opened the world’s largest pork-specific trade show and exhibition with a press briefing addressing the U.S. pork industry’s regulatory reform priorities. NPPC’s immediate past president, John Weber, and Vice President David Herring hosted a second press briefing to discuss international trade priorities and the importance of federal funding for a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank. More than 100 journalists attended this year’s event. Nearly 450 pork industry suppliers from North America, Europe and Asia were showcased at the 29th Expo, which featured the largest exhibition space in the history of the show.
World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, is brought to you by NPPC. On behalf of its members, NPPC develops and defends export markets, fights for reasonable legislation and regulation, and informs and educates legislators about important pork industry issues. For more information, visit nppc.org.