Once again, the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow is releasing a smartphone app for its 2013 show to be held Feb. 6-9 in Tampa, FL. Available for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA (CIC&NCBA) Tradeshow App will give its users access to everything the largest cattle convention has to offer during the show.
 
The CIC&NCBA mobile app includes a complete list of the show's exhibitors, sessions and speakers, including a map with which to navigate the show. In addition, marketing materials in a pdf format will be available from sponsors, along with text alerts and helpful tips about using the app. The app also allows users to search for activities and things to do in Tampa.

The NCBA app will allow attendees to plan in advance by selecting meetings, events and booth visits to place on their personalized calendars. It will also provide trade show contacts and exhibitor descriptions, in addition to profiles of meeting activities and a place for users to take notes.
 
The app was developed by BEEF magazine and is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, with additional support provided by Quality Liquid Feeds.
 
Social media will also be incorporated into the app to connect attendees with hashtag #CIC13. To find out additional information about the show, users can connect with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association by following the organization on Facebook and on Twitter (@BeefUSA).  Users can also stay up-to-date with what’s happening at the convention by following BEEF magazine on Facebook and on Twitter (@beefmagazine).
 
The free application can be downloaded by searching "CIC&NCBA" in the Apple Store, Android Market and BlackBerry’s App World.

The Cattle Industry Convention is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. The 2013 convention will be the 115th annual convention. More than 5,500 people involved in the cattle industry are expected to attend the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show to be held in Tampa, FL, Feb. 6-9. The convention and trade show create a unique and fun environment for cattle industry members to come together to network, create policy for the industry and to have some fun!