Attendee and exhibitor pre-registration and hotel registration for the 2012 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo (2012 IPE/IFE) is now open. Online is the only way to pre-register for the discounted price of $40 (USD) through January 6, 2012. After January 6, 2012, the registration fee will increase to $60.
The newly updated IPE website focuses on relevant attendee information including attendee registration, hotel reservations, a video describing the IPE experience, and a schedule of 2012 educational seminars offered during the Expo. The global poultry and feed industry event is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, January 24-26, 2012 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Resuming for 2012 is the popular “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program, which waives the registration fee for attendees from member firms of either association engaged in the production of poultry/egg for consumption, and feed products. The program is supported through the sponsorship of elite Expo exhibitors. They include Agranco Corp. USA, Alaso, Alltech, Aviagen, Cobb-Vantress, Diamond V, ISI-Incubator Supply, Jamesway, Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Mosaic, Pfizer Poultry Health, and Val-Co.
“We recognize and thank these elite exhibiting companies for joining in the M2A program. M2A performed a significant part in increasing attendance and contributing to the success of the 2011 Expo. We expect M2A to be utilized again for the 2012 year and to continue to add excitement through the support of these elite sponsors,” said Gary Cooper, Cooper Farms, Oakwood, OH, and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman.
The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment, and services used in the production and processing of poultry and feed products. The week of the 2012 IPE/IFE has been designated as “IPE Week” and will feature an entire week of dynamic education programs addressing current industry issues. The education program schedule includes the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit, Hatchery-Breeder Clinic, and AFIA International Feed Education Program.
New for 2012 are the following educational programs: Chartering the Course: An Executive Conference on the Future of the American Poultry Industry (which incorporate the Market Intelligence Forum); IPE Pre-Harvest Food Safety Conference (a compliment to the highly successful 2011 IPE Salmonella and Campylobacter Reduction Conference); USPOULTRY/UEP Symposium on the Future of American Egg Production; and the National Renderer’s Association Quality Feed Ingredients Conference.
For more information about the 2012 IPE/IFE, go to www.ipeweek12.org.