Virtual Show – FAQs

Your Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!

To provide an engaging and successful experience for all, MPF is partnering with Informa Markets & 6Connex to build a first- class virtual event. 6Connex offers state-of-the-art technology that will enhance the attendee/exhibitor experience and deliver increased ROI & engagement. Features included are: Lobby Education theater Exhibit hall w/unique 3D booths Resource center Networking lounge New Product Zone Longevity Awards room Help desk Briefcase to collect/save exhibitor information Tracking & metrics Text & video chat Live & on-demand content
The production team from Informa Markets is a critical component of our success as they will be assisting with all the technology behind the scenes of our virtual show setup. Informa Markets will be emailing important information/deadlines regarding building your virtual booth. Please make sure you add their email addresses to your address book and/or safe senders list so that you do not miss any communications. Your contacts are: Sarah Muirhead; Informa Markets – Krissa Welshans; Informa Markets –
Quite simply - it doesn't. A virtual event can never replace an in-person meeting. It does provide an opportunity to do things differently and extend your connections to those who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to participate or who are new to the MPF show. During this time apart, staying connected and communicating with customers is more important than ever. If you reframe your expectations and focus on what the customer needs are – both now and in the future – that will be your biggest ROI.
Submit the following to Informa Markets by Wednesday, March 24: * Your company logo as a jpg or png * If you have a specific hex color request for your booth, please note that, otherwise they will do their best to match your booth color to your logo * Your company website URL Please submit this information to: Sarah Muirhead; Informa Markets – Krissa Welshans; Informa Markets –

You may start building your booth on April 1. Watch for a welcome email from Sarah Muirhead and Krissa Welshans of Informa Markets with your login credentials, a training video, and all the booth building details.

You will also be invited to a live booth building training session with our virtual platform technical team on April 7 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST. Bring your questions!

Finally, every Thursday at Noon CST beginning April 15, MPF will host a Q & A Zoom call if you need further assistance. (Zoom link -

Yes. Informa Markets and 6Connex (our virtual platform) hosted a booth building video training session on April 7. You can find a link here.

In addition, MPF will be hosting weekly Zoom help sessions. Schedule below:

  • Thursday, April 15: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm CT
  • Thursday, April 22: 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm CT (NOTE - time change!)
  • Thursday, April 29: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm CT
  • Thursday, May 6: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm CT

The Zoom link for the weekly help sessions is:

(Don’t worry – we will send out reminders with this link.)

April 22, 2021 Help Session (recorded)
The number of content pieces you can download in your booth depends upon your booth size. See below: 10’ x 10’ – 5 content pieces 10’ x 20’ – 6 content pieces 20’ x 20’ – 8 content pieces 20’ x 30’ or larger – 10 content pieces Content pieces can include the following: Whitepapers Survey Video presentation Case study Video product demonstration Webinar PDF marketing materials
Yes. While the virtual show will be available to view 24-7, MPF is publicizing these days/hours (CST) that your company will want to be available in your booth: May 18 – 12 pm – 4 pm May 19 – 9 am – 5 pm May 20 – 9 am – 5 pm May 21 – 9 am – 12 pm
During the virtual event you are able to connect with attendees in the following ways. At the bottom of the screen, there will an “attendees” icon. You can click on this and see in real time who is attending and engage via live chat. When an attendee is visiting your booth, you’ll be able to see and engage with them via live or video chat function.
NO. As long as you were a confirmed exhibitor prior to the announcement that the show was going 100% virtual, no additional fees are due. MPF is offering the virtual only event at 50% off the regular booth rate. When your company contracted for booth space, a 50% deposit was required so no additional fee will be collected. Note: The “balance due” in your portal will be wiped out.

Yes. The number of complimentary registrations you receive depends on the booth size you are contracted for (see below). Additional badges available for $25/ea.

  • 10’ x 10’ booth: three (3) complimentary registrations
  • 10’ x 20’ booth: six (6) complimentary registrations
  • 20’ x 20’ booth: twelve (12) complimentary registrations
  • 20’ x 30’ booth: fifteen (15) complimentary registrations
  • 20’ x 40’ or larger: eighteen (18) complimentary registrations

When you originally contracted for booth space w/MPF, you received a booth confirmation email. Within that email is a link to your company’s exhibitor portal. In the portal there is a “Registration” tab in which to register all of your staff.

(Note - you will also need to add your booth staff to your virtual booth within the platform. You will receive training on how to do this.)

Please contact Teresa Sorenson at and she’ll be able to assist with your inquiry.

YES! If you would like to invite your customers and treat them to complimentary registration, you can register them within your company’s exhibitor portal under “Registration”. Registration fee for customers is $40/person and your customers MUST qualify under the "Farmer-Processor" category.

Also - check out all the graphics, logos, email language, and even a fun promo video you can share with your customers here. (Click on "Social Media Toolkit & Communications with Customers".)

Yes, you can participate from your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop that is connected to the internet. We do recommend using the Chrome browser for best user experience. You will also get the best viewing on a desktop or laptop screen.
The minimum system requirements include: 1024 x 768 screen resolution minimum 1.4 Mbps Internet connection minimum Allow flash Disable Pop Up Blockers Disconnect from a VPN (if possible)
Yes. As long as you are registered, you will have access to the entire event (exhibit hall, education sessions, networking lounge, etc.).
Each morning of the show you will receive an email with a link directly to the MPF Virtual Convention and Trade Show. You will click on the link and log-in using the email address you provided with your MPF registration.
Yes. As an Exhibitor, for an additional fee of $200, your company can highlight a new product or service in the “New Product/Service Zone”. Your company logo will link to additional information and attendees will be directed to your booth. To sign up, go to your company’s portal, select “Sponsorships”, scroll down and add the “New Product/Service Zone” to your cart.

Yes. Check out all the graphics, logos, email language, and even a fun promo video you can share with your customers here. (Click on "Social Media Toolkit & Communications with Customers".)

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact Lara Durben –, with your file specifications and she will be happy to assist.