September 30, 2008 | Diana Klemme
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International Feed Expo and International Poultry Expo is Just Around the Corner

One of the industry's major trade and educational conferences looms on the horizon of 2009.

The 2009 IFE promises to be even bigger and better than before. It will once again be co-located with the International Poultry Expo and, for the third year, the trade show will be included in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program.

IFE is where the feed industry meets to network, learn and see the latest in new technology. IFE offers an unprecedented opportunity to access a dynamic purchasing audience, key decision makers and international customers from all segments of the industry. IFE is looking to build upon the success of 2007 and 2008. The 2009 Expo will serve as a guaranteed forum for increasing a company’s overall exposure—a sure fire way to increase sales and reach targeted audiences. IFE offers an unprecedented opportunity to access a dynamic purchasing audience. Feed manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and industry service providers find Expo the place to reach key decision makers and prospective customers from all segments of the industry. More than 20,000 persons attended last year’s show, nearly 4,000 of those represented more than 100 countries.

AFIA will continue on its strong tradition of offering outstanding educational programs for show attendees.On Thursday, January 29, at 8:00 am., AFIA’s own Jarrod Kersey will give an update on the regulatory and legislative issues impacting the feed industry based on the new administration and Congress. At 8:30, Rick Scholtens and Jaron Vande Hoef from Interstates Companies discuss energy saving ideas and using electricity wisely and David Musiedlak, Engineering Consultant; WARE Inc. will be presenting energy conversation ideas in the heat and steam arena from 9 - 9:30 a.m. This will be followed by a question and answer session. AFIA’s International Educational Forum is free to all attendees.

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the Poultry Protein & Fat Council (PPFC) will sponsor a Pet Food Regulatory and Technical Conference: Understanding Emerging Trends in the Pet Food Industry, Jan. 27-28, 2009, at the Georgia World Congress Center — the same site as the IFE/IPE Expo’s.

As a conference bonus all conference attendees will receive complimentary admission to the IFE/IPE.

The Pet Food Regulatory and Technical Conference will begin at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 27, prior to the opening of the International Feed Expo and the International Poultry Expo the following day. There will be two concurrent sessions, one addressing the rapidly changing regulatory environment and the other addressing technical issues related to the pet food industry. The session will continue Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 8-10 a.m. with a general session before the Expo kicks off later that day. New this year is the Pet Food Pavillion an area on the show floor centralized to provide a way for attendees and suppliers to interract.

This premier event for the pet food industry features networking opportunities, informative sessions and roundtables such as:

» Global Regulation of Pet Food featuring:

- Dr. Dan McChesney, FDA/CVM
- Dr. Willem Penning, European Commission
- Mr. Pierre Stang, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

» Industry and AAFCO Pet Food Committee Roundtable featuring invited representatives from the AAFCO Pet Food Committee and Dr. Bill Burkholder, FDA/CVM.

» Alternative Ingredient Sources in a Tight Market – How to cope with the commodity market, presented by Dr. Roy Brister, Tyson Foods

In addition to the IFE/IPE Expositions and the Pet Food Conference, the Animal Agriculture Environmental Sustainability Summit is also planned. Summit events are scheduled for Jan. 27, from 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Jan. 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. The event will feature prominent experts from animal agriculture who identify and examine issues and strategies related to sustainability and protecting the environment.

Online preregistration for the 2009 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo is open at the show Web site, www.ipe09.org. The preregistration fees will be $30 (USD) for online registration and $40 (USD) for registration via mail or fax. On-site registration will remain $50 (USD). All attendees must postmark their preregistration by January 4, 2009. Preregistration forms and online registration is now available online.

Atlanta offers a variety of hotels within a short distance from the Georgia World Congress Center. Reservations can be made by phone, fax, mail, and online. The phone numbers are 800-480-4364 (United States and Canada) and 972-349-7645 (International).

Schedule of Events:

Monday, January 26
Self Registration for the International Feed Expo and International Poultry Expo, Georgia World Congress Center B Registration Lobby and C Lobby

Tuesday, January 27
Early Registration for the International Feed Expo and International Poultry Expo, Georgia World Congress Center B Registration Lobby and C Lobby, noon - 5 p.m.
Pet Food Regulatory and Technical Conference - Understanding Emerging Trends in the Pet Food Industry, Georgia World Congress Center, 1 - 5:30 p.m.
Animal Agriculture Environmental Sustainability Summit, Georgia World Congress Center, 1 - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 28
Registration Open, Georgia World Congress Center, B Registration Lobby and C Lobby, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pet Food Regulatory and Technical Conference - Understanding Emerging Trends in the Pet Food Industry, Georgia World Congress Center, 8 - 10:00 a.m.
Animal Agriculture Environmental Sustainability Summit, Georgia World Congress Center, 8 - 10:00 a.m.
InfoMart Theater Presentations
Welcome Reception, Open to all Attendees and Exhibitors, Georgia World Congress Center, 5 - 6 p.m.

Thursday, January 29
Registration Open, Georgia World Congress Center, B Registration Lobby and C Lobby, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
IFE Educational Forum, Georgia World Congress Center, 8- 10:00 a.m.
InfoMart Theater Presentations

Friday, January 30
Registration Open, Georgia World Congress Center, B Registration Lobby and C Lobby, 7:30 a.m. - noon
Expo Closes

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