The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) announces the second annual Young Leaders“30 under 30” Program, targeting young professions who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. The goal of the program is to invest in and engage young professionals between the ages of 21- 29 who work for companies actively involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or production of animal/poultry feed and are members of any of the following IPPE sponsoring associations: American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), American Meat Institute (AMI), or U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).
The program is designed to recognize professional leadership qualities and to provide exposure to the world’s annual largest trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of feed and pet food products. The program provides education to further training in each person’s respective industry and will expose the recipients to the latest technology used in the industry.
Selected applicants will receive a full, complimentary registration to IPPE, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from January 28-30, 2014. The registration will allow attendance to all education programs. Additionally, the program will provide two complimentary nights of lodging.
To be considered for IPPE’s “30 under 30” program, applicants must submit their application by October 15, 2013, and must be employed by an active member of AFIA, AMI, and USPOULTRY. No more than two applicants from a single member organization may be nominated. A panel of industry professionals will review the applications, and recipients will be notified of the panel’s decision by November 15, 2013. The application and further details about the program can be found at www.ippexpo.org.
USPOULTRY is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.
AFIA is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.