Seeing the pork industry’s newest technologies, participating in business seminars and showing outstanding breeding stock are just a few of the reasons nearly 20,000 people will attend the 2012 World Pork Expo.

“World Pork Expo has become a must-see event for pork producers and allied industry throughout the world,” Doug Fricke, director of trade show marketing, NPPC, said in a news release. “Interest in this year’s Expo is high, with some of the official World Pork Expo hotels already sold out. It’s never too early to make travel plans and register to attend so you don’t miss out on everything World Pork Expo has to offer.”

Plans are well underway for this year’s event, which is scheduled for June 6-8 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, and brought to you by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

Starting March 15, people can register to attend by visiting