January 03, 2014 | Elise Schafer

10 Things To See At IPPE

The events, people and places you won't want to miss at the 2014 InternationalProduction & Processing Expo.

10 Things To See At IPPE

The International Production & Processing Expo is the most anticipated event of the year for the feed, poultry and meat industries. Consisting of three expos in one — International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo — it is the ultimate destination for anyone involved in animal agriculture from production through processing.

There is truly something for everybody at the IPPE, ranging from hour-long educational sessions to off-site networking opportunities to day-long conferences. So, Feed & Grain has highlighted our top 10 must-see attractions to help plan your show.

1. The Trade Show. The annual global poultry, feed and meat industry trade shows are held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and will feature the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products. The trade show is open for three days during the following hours:
Tuesday, Jan. 28 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

2. The Technology XChange. These presentations are designed to provide attendees and exhibiting companies an additional opportunity for dialogue and discussion about specific, individual topics. Technical, non-sales session descriptions are submitted by exhibiting suppliers, reviewed by IPPE members and technical staff, and presented by the scientific and technical experts from the exhibiting companies. Presentations will cover eight topics, including: Livestock/Poultry Production Technology, Food Safety Interventions and Ingredients, and Feed Technology. Presentations are divided into A-Hall and B-Hall and will take place on the show floor on Tuesday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

3. The Feed Export Educational Track. Geared toward international attendees, on Jan. 29 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., various speakers will present discussions under the topic “How to Export Feed & Feed Ingredients to the U.S.” The program will give an overview of the U.S. feed industry, and cover how the Food Safety Modernization Act can impact international trade.

4.The Animal Ag Sustainability Summit. This is a two-day event dedicated to educating attendees on the issues and hot topics centered on sustainable animal agriculture practices.

Monday, January 27, 2014
11:00-1:45 p.m.
Corporate Responsibility

1:45-2:30 p.m.
The Consumer’s Concept

3:30- 4:00 p.m.
Feed Ingredient Sourcing:
A Hot Spot of a Life Cycle Analysis

4:45- 5:00 p.m.
What Have We Learned in the Last Twelve Months?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
9:00-11:15 a.m.
Consumer/Public Engagement:
What Drives Your Message

1:15-11:45 a.m.
Family Farm Award Presentations

5. The Pet Food Conference. Returning this year is the American Feed Industry Association’s day-long conference dedicated to pet food manufacturers.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
8:00-8:10 a.m.
Welcome and Overview of the Conference

8:10-9:00 a.m.
Domestic and Global Industry Trends

9:00-9:30 a.m.
Trade Issues and Outlook

9:45-10:30 a.m.
Ingredient Supply Challenges and Opportunities

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Food Safety Modernization Act Update and Panel Discussion

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Pet Food Third-Party Certification Program Update

11:30a.m.-1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:05 p.m.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Update

2:05-2:30 p.m.
Association of American Feed Control Officials Update

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Panel: Communications and Industry Best Practices

3:40-4:30 p.m.
Let’s Talk Innovation

4:30-5:00 p.m.
Wrap up and Adjourn

6. The International Rendering Symposium. This year’s program, titled “The Rendering Industry: Using rendered products to combat high feed
costs,” is a two-day conference sponsored by the National Renderers Association. Taking place from 1-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 and 8 a.m.-Noon on Friday, Jan. 31, the symposium covers topics ranging from salmonella control to quality assurance to

7. The Facility Tours. While technically they take place off-site from the IPPE, these facility visits will be well worth the trip. The American Meat Institute is sponsoring two comprehensive facility tours with Q&A sessions with plant staff afterward. One site is the Tyson Foods facility in Cumming, GA, and the other is the Kenosha Beef facility in Norcross, GA. Both are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27.

8. Other Attendees. The IPPE offers several opportunities for attendees to meet and network throughout the week. A Happy Hour will take place at some exhibitor booths from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the International Networking Reception at the Georgia Aquarium is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Tickets are complimentary and distributed on a first-come, firstserve basis at the Registration Lobby desk.

9. The Hosts. Say hello to the individuals who organized this expansive event and learn more about the industries they serve. The American Feed Industry Association is located at booth #1757, the American Meat Institute is at booth #B12, and the US Poultry & Egg Association is at booth #7945.

10. Equipment and Suppliers. The following pages provide a sneak peak of products that may be on display at IPPE 2014 and where to find them.

For a more complete IPPE schedule, prices on symposiums and to register, visit www.ippexpo.org

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