Members of the meat and poultry processing industries take note: attendee and exhibitor registration and housing for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open.
More than 30,000 industry professionals are expected to attend next year’s expo, a collaboration of the three trade shows — the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo.
The event, sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), has already secured more than 1,060 exhibitors covering more than 507,000 square feet of exhibit space. The 2017 IPPE will is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of meat, poultry and animal feed. The show will feature dynamic education programs focused on current industry issues. The International Poultry Scientific Forum, Spanish Technical Seminar for Maximizing the Efficiency of the Poultry Industry, Pet Food Conference and the Environmental Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry will kick off the week’s education programs. Several Tech Talks programs will also be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit, Worker Safety Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry, Poultry Market Intelligence Forum and the International Rendering Symposium education programs will return for 2017.
The 2017 IPPE will also feature several new educational programs including important sessions on food safety, consumer trends and international trade. The following programs are new for 2017: Worker Safety Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry; Listeria monocytogenes Prevention & Control Workshop; Meat Quality Workshop: Know Your Muscle, Know Your Meat; FSMA Hazard Analysis Training; Pork 101; Family Businesses Strategies for Success; Beef 101; Feed Production Education Program; U.S. Employment Law Regulatory Update; Meat Industry Regulatory Update and Compliance Session; Setting Up for Success: Processed Meat Product Introductions; Get the Facts with Meat Mythcrushers; Whole Genome Sequencing 101; Understanding and Achieving Operational Excellence; and Toxic Release Inventory Reporting Guidance Workshop.
Resuming for 2017 is the popular “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program, which waives the registration fee through Dec. 31, 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.
Register online and receive a discounted price of $50 through Dec. 31. Online registration is the only way to receive this discount. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the registration fee will increase to $100.
For more information about IPPE or to register, visit www.ippexpo.org.