Welcome Poultry Producers!
MPF Cancels Face-To-Face Event; Moves Forward with Virtual Trade Show & Convention in August
(Buffalo, Minn.) … Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety and health of its attendees and exhibitors, the Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) announces that its in-person convention, re-scheduled for July, is cancelled. Instead, MPF will offer a complete virtual trade show and conference online on August 12-13, 2020.
MPF’s leadership team met several times last week to weigh its options and then brought the full board together to make the decision, which was unanimous.
Said MPF President Greg Nelson: “Given the current COVID-19 situation and the unknowns surrounding large gatherings, we cancelled the in-person convention in the best interest of the health of everyone involved in the show. We are, however, excited to announce the 2020 MPF Convention will move forward with a fantastic virtual platform.”
The virtual platform will showcase MPF’s education content and foster connections between exhibitors and attendees – all within a very robust, 3-D graphical experience where attendees will visit company booths in the Exhibit Hall, take in education sessions and chat with speakers, and even visit a networking event to interact with other attendees in real-time.
“The 2020 Virtual MPF Convention gives us a full trade show and convention component online – the next best thing to being together in person,” said Nelson.
Attendees who were pre-registered to attend the March face-to-face convention will be automatically registered to attend the virtual MPF event at no additional cost to them. (Ticket purchases for the MPF Unhatched concert event and A Slice of Learning lunch will be refunded in full.) If you haven’t pre-registered for MPF and would like to attend the virtual event, details for online registration will be forthcoming at www.midwestpoultry.com.
Exhibitors will be contacted separately by MPF within the next week with all the details on participating in the virtual trade show. (Ticket purchases for the MPF Unhatched concert event will be refunded in full.) If you aren’t a current MPF exhibitor and would like more information on participating in the virtual trade show, please contact Exhibits Manager Teresa Sorenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current sponsors and their branding will be incorporated directly into the virtual platform at no additional fees. If your company is not a current sponsor and would like to inquire about opportunities, please contact Lara Durben at email@example.com.
“While we are disappointed we won’t be able to bring our attendees and exhibitors together face-to-face this year, we are very excited about showcasing all the MPF Convention has to offer virtually,” said Nelson. “Watch our website as well as our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for all the details to come!”
The Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention is the largest poultry trade show and convention in the U.S. that is 100% focused on poultry.
In 2019, the convention drew more than 3,100 participants from 42 states as well as Washington D.C., 5 Canadian provinces and several other countries.
MPF welcomes participants from all segments of the poultry industry – egg layer, broiler, turkey and organic/specialty poultry production. The convention, as always, featured an exceptional Education Program and trade show, along with pre-show events.
** MPF has MOVED so please note our updated contact information:
- Phone – 763/284-6763
- Address: PO Box 265, Buffalo MN 55313
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of the MPF Convention in 2020: Minneapolis Convention Center
Did You Know? MPF is a nonprofit organization. All revenue generated from the convention goes back to its members (comprised of 11 poultry associations representing 9 states in the Midwest) and to support poultry programs.
What People Are Saying…
“Excellent chance to meet with vendors and check out the latest – greatest. Also a chance to visit with fellow growers and processors. The education piece was also extremely important.” (Attendee)
“Having the opportunity to speak with growers/end user customers that actually use our equipment on their farms and those that are interested in replacing their existing systems.” (Exhibitor)
“I enjoyed the workshops and the broad spectrum of information that was presented.” (Attendee)
“We were able to meet clients & potential clients & able to make contact with smaller producers.” (Exhibitor)
“We enjoy visiting with the people that attend. We also enjoy seeing the new products and technology that are presented.” (Attendee)
“I was able to look at the different equipment companies products at one location.” (Attendee)
“A lot of attendees are on the producer level.”(Exhibitor)