The 2012 International Feed Expo, organized by the American Feed Industry Association in conjunction with the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s International Poultry Expo, concluded yesterday in Atlanta, Ga. IFE/IPE featured a number of educational programs and nearly 900 exhibitors displayed the latest in products and technologies. More than 20,500 visitors from over 100 different countries attended this year’s event supporting the feed, pet food and poultry industries.
"Every year, the Expo continues to grow, cementing its status as one of the premiere industry events," said Joel G. Newman, AFIA president and CEO. “Attendees receive an incredible amount of value in one place, with the education and networking opportunities, not to mention the latest products and technologies that are showcased.”
The AFIA education programs afforded IFE/IPE participants presentations from a variety of specialized industry speakers. The Pet Food Conference, sponsored by AFIA’s Pet Food Committee and USPOULTRY’s Poultry Protein & Fat Council provided attendees with high-level regulatory and legislative updates from industry leaders and key federal decision makers. AFIA also hosted the International Education Forum, which highlighted issues imperative to feed manufacturers and related industries. These programs complemented the additional educational offerings by USPOULTRY.
Next year, AFIA and USPOULTRY will be joined by the American Meat Institute, offering one of the 50 largest shows in the U.S. More than 1,000 poultry, feed and meat exhibitors are expected to exhibit over an estimated 1 million square feet of space. The 2013 Expo will be hosted Jan. 28-31 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia World Conference Center.
More information about the Pet Food Conference can be found at www.petfoodconference.com. Visit the International Feed Expo/International Poultry Expo online at www.ife12.org for information on other education programs.