The National Pork Producers Council’s board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in June due to COVID-19 human health concerns. World Pork Expo 2021 is scheduled for June 9 to 11 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.”
This is the second year in a row that the National Pork Producers Council had to cancel the World Pork Expo. Last year, the World Pork Expo was canceled out of precaution of African swine fever and not transmitting the disease.
Hosted by NPPC since 1987, World Pork Expo is the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade show in the world. World Pork Expo also brings together more than 20,000 industry professionals for three days to showcase innovations, introduce new products, and participate in training and educational programs.