NPPC cancels 2020 World Pork Expo

NPPC cancels 2020 World Pork Expo

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WPX 2021 Set for June 9-11, 2021

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) today announced that its board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in June due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) human health concerns. World Pork Expo 2021 is scheduled for June 9-11, 2021, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

“While deeply disappointed to cancel this year’s Expo, NPPC’s board of directors unanimously agreed it was prudent to make this decision now,” said NPPC President Howard “A.V.” Roth, a pork producer from Wauzeka, Wisconsin. “By eliminating COVID 19-related uncertainty surrounding the event, we allow producers and others across the industry to focus on the essential role we play in the nation’s food supply system at this critical time. We will do our part to support the nation’s transition back to normalcy and look forward to making next year’s World Pork Expo better than ever.”

World Pork Expo is the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, where more than 20,000 industry professionals gather for three days to showcase innovations, introduce new products and participate in training and educational programs.

World Pork Expo was canceled in 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continued to spread in China and other parts of Asia.

Held each June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, World Pork Expo hosts approximately 20,000 visitors over three days.

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