International Production & Processing Expo Sets Record with 1,150 Exhibitors, 430,000 NSF
The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), which is on tap Jan. 29-31 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, has set a record, with more than 1,150 exhibitors, covering 430,000-plus net square feet of exhibit space.
Comprised of the three integrated trade shows -- International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and AMI’s International Meat Expo – IPPE still is growing with several weeks left before the doors officially open.
“We very much appreciate the participation of so many of our industry’s suppliers,” said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY.
He added, “Their support of the IPPE helps each of our trade associations accomplish our respective mission for our industries.”
Next year is the first time that AMI Expo will join forces with the two other shows.
In 2012, AMI Expo was collocated with the Food Marketing Institute’s Food Retail Show, the Untied Fresh Produce Association’s United Fresh 2012 and the U.S. Food Showcase in Dallas.
The global poultry, feed and meat industry trade show will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products, according to show officials.
“With the continued response we have been receiving, we are excited to see what the next few weeks will bring us going into the Expo,” said Joel G. Newman, AFIA president and CEO.
The Expo also will feature education programs that will be held from Jan. 28-Feb. 1 and will include the annual line-up of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit and International Feed Education Program.
In addition, the 2013 IPPE will feature eleven new educational programs: Recalls and Public Health Investigations; Improving Food Safety, Sanitation and Maintenance; Animal Care and Handling: Focus on Poultry Processing; Meat and Poultry Processing: A Global Perspective; Consumer Trends; Plant Operations and Management; Antibiotics Conference – Current Issues for the Poultry & Egg Industry; The Future of the U.S. Egg Industry; Meat & Poultry Research Conference; Media Training for the Meat & Poultry Industry; and Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality “Train the Trainer” Workshop.
Also returning for this year is the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum and the International Rendering Symposium.
“We continue to be amazed by the positive show of support from our supplier community and expect IPPE to have significant benefits to our industry,” said J. Patrick Boyle, AMI president.