The economic situation in the dairy industry has had no impact on exhibitors or attendance at the 2009 World Dairy Expo. According to expo officials, they have a record number of exhibitors this year with 755 companies, including more than 140 new exhibitors.
Commercial exhibitors are from 24 countries including: Argentina, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. Also represented are 6 Canadian provinces including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Companies from within the US are coming from 44 states.
Attendance is good as well, although final figures will not be available until after the show is over. We do know that about 40 % of all attendees come from the upper mid-west.
Check out all the action on the World Dairy Expo Photo Album