MPF to move to Minneapolis in 2018

The Midwest Poultry Federation will be moving to Minneapolis, Minn., beginning in 2018.

The Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) has announced that its convention will be moving to Minneapolis, Minn., beginning in 2018.

Events will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which will allow MPF to consolidate most of its exhibit space into one large hall. Minneapolis also offers the opportunity to contract for additional hotel rooms within three main hotels, along with more overflow hotel options, all within a few blocks of the convention center.

“The MPF Convention has seen steady growth over the past decade and the time was right for a move to the Minneapolis Convention Center,” said MPF executive director Steve Olson. “This year, we expanded into three exhibit halls and attendance increased a whopping 56%. Minneapolis will offer us more flexibility for our exhibiting companies and will help us consolidate our largest hotel blocks into three main hotels.”

MPF signed a five-year contract with Minneapolis, so the convention will be hosted at the convention center 2018-2022.

The 2017 convention will celebrate its 20th and final year in Saint Paul, which has been the venue for MPF since 1998.

The 46th annual Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention will be held March 14-16, 2017, at Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn.

The Midwest Poultry Federation’s primary purpose is to host an annual regional convention emphasizing on-farm poultry production. The convention’s goal is to offer cutting-edge information to attendees through a balanced offering of exhibits and educational workshops. MPF was formed in 1971 and held its first convention in Minneapolis in 1972. The MPF’s membership consists of state poultry organizations, representing eight states. www.midwestpoultry.com

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