Attendee and exhibitor pre-registration and hotel registration for the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open. IPPE is expected to attract more than 26,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three shows - International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and the American Meat Institute (AMI).
Online is the only way to pre-register for the discounted price of $50 (USD) through December 31, 2013. After December 31, 2013, the registration fee will increase to $70.
The new IPPE website, www.ippexpo.org, offers easy navigation with access to important information including attendee and exhibitor registration, hotel registration, a video describing the upcoming IPPE experience, and a schedule of 2014 educational seminars offered during IPPE. The annual global poultry, feed and meat industry trade show is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, January 28-30, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Resuming for 2014 is the popular “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program, which waives the pre-registration fee through December 31, 2013, for attendees from member firms of all three associations engaged in the production of poultry, eggs and meat for consumption, and feed and pet food manufacturers. The program is supported through the sponsorship of elite IPPE exhibitors. They include ADM, Agranco Corp. USA, Alaso, Alltech, Aviagen, Ceva Biomune, Cobb-Vantress, Diamond V, Dupont – Danisco Animal Nutrition, Incubator Supply Inc. - ISI, Jamesway Incubator Company Inc., Jefo, Jiangsu Muyang, Kemin, Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Mosaic Feed Ingredients, Sealed Air Cryovac, Soybean Meal Information Center, and Zoetis.
“We recognize and thank these elite exhibiting companies for participating in the M2A program. M2A continues to provide significant results in increasing attendance and contributing to the success of IPPE,” said Charlie Olentine, IPPE Show Manager.
The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment, and services used in the production and processing of meat, poultry, and feed products. The week of January 27 – 31, 2014, will feature dynamic education programs addressing current industry issues. The International Poultry Scientific Forum, Sanitary Equipment Design Principles, Pet Food Conference, Media Training for the Meat and Poultry Industry, and Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit will kick of the week’s education programs. A Beef Plant Tour and Poultry Plant Tour are scheduled for Monday and several Tech XChange programs will also be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, the Current Issues for the Egg Industry; Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality “Train the Trainer” Workshop; and the International Rendering Symposium education programs will return for 2014.
The 2014 IPPE will also feature several new educational programs including important sessions on food safety, consumer trends and international trade. New for 2014 are the following programs: New Approaches to Ground Poultry Pathogen Reduction; Poultry Market Intelligence Forum; Antibiotic Workshop; AFIA International Feed Education Program; VIV International Pork Production Summit; How to Export Feed & Feed Ingredients to the U.S.; Fall Protection Short Course; Biosecurity – Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies; and Meat & Poultry Research Showcase.