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Get ready for IPPE 2024!

By Nath Morris U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

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ATLANTA — Welcome to the 2024 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). We are excited to once again be back in Atlanta!

IPPE is comprised of three integrated trade shows – the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo – and is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Feed Industry Association and the Meat Institute.

With more than 608,000 square feet of interactive exhibits representing 1,330+ exhibitors and 80 hours of education sessions stretching across all four halls of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), the 2024 IPPE is going to have the largest show floor in its history! The exhibit floor is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1. You are going to EXPERIENCE IT ALL, including innovative technology, world-class education and the opportunity to connect with thousands of animal food, meat and poultry and egg industry professionals from around the world. Whether you are interested in animal food and health, processing and packaging, genetics and incubation or live production, you will find a vast display of equipment, supplies and services used in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and animal food.

Your IPPE registration unlocks hours of educational opportunities focused on animal welfare, operations, food safety, sustainability, increasing efficiency and profitability, and many other topics to enhance your bottom line. Programs and workshops, led by industry experts, will be held Monday, Jan. 29, through Friday, Feb. 2, and will focus on the latest insights, industry issues and best practices. Among the programs scheduled during Expo week are the “International Poultry Scientific Forum,” “Latin American Poultry Summit,” “Pet Food Conference,” and the always-anticipated “Poultry Market Intelligence Forum.” You will not want to miss these great programs, along with 90+ TECHTalks, that will provide solutions for your company!

IPPE would like to provide a special thank you to our Elite Sponsors who make it possible for qualified attendees from member companies of all three associations engaged in the production of poultry, eggs and meat products, the production of animal feed, and for pet food manufacturers to attend for free. The Members to Atlanta program (M2A) is supported through the sponsorship of the following exhibiting companies: Angel Yeast, Aviagen Inc., Ceva, Cobb-Vantress LLC, Elanco Animal Health, Georgia Poultry Equipment Company, Heat and Control, Inc., Huvepharma, Jamesway, Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health – North America, Soybean Meal Information Center, U.S. Soybean Export Council, Vetagro Inc. and Zoetis. We sincerely appreciate these companies for their continued support of the M2A program and invite you to stop by their booths to see the latest products and services they have to offer.

The USPOULTRY Foundation will host the College Student Career Program, bringing together approximately 600 students from more than 40 universities and human resources personnel from industry and allied companies to interview for employment and internship opportunities. It is both time and cost effective, as the companies can see so many students in one location. It is also an important investment in the poultry industry’s future. Sponsored by the USPOULTRY Foundation and the Poultry Science Association Foundation, the Ph.D. and Vet Student Career Fair will also be held during the International Poultry Scientific Forum at IPPE. The target participants are Post-Doctoral and Ph.D. and veterinary students particularly involving, but not limited to, technology-driven companies such as those in animal genetics, health, pharmaceuticals and nutrition. Both programs are part of the USPOULTRY Foundation’s continuing effort to encourage talented young people to become the industry’s leaders of the future.

Also sponsored by our USPOULTRY Foundation, many members of the Future Farmers of America make IPPE a must-attend event each year. You will see them throughout the Expo floor with their signature blue jackets. Furthermore, our Foundation sponsors the attendance of the National Officer Candidates as well as the teams for the Poultry and Food Science Career Development Events. Please welcome these future industry leaders when you see them throughout the week.

In addition, IPPE’s “Young Leaders Under 30” program will recognize and celebrate young professionals between the ages of 21 and 29 who are starting their careers within the animal agriculture industry by excelling in their current positions.

IPPE is so much more than the Expo floor. We aim to provide you with an overall experience that arms you with knowledge and other resources needed to enhance the success of your business. IPPE offers a variety of amenities to allow you to maximize your time and experience at the Expo. Interactive product locators will help you find exhibitors, products and services and, new this year, free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the entire GWCC making it easy to stay connected as you EXPERIENCE IT ALL at IPPE 2024. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Welcome Reception from 4:15 – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. There will be complimentary drinks and live entertainment right on the Expo floor!

On behalf of our board, the exhibitors, program presenters, volunteers and thousands of attendees from around the world, thank you for your participation and support for our industries. Your engagement brings exhibiting companies to the Expo, as they know that industry leaders and purchasing decision-makers will be present at IPPE to see the newest technologies and solutions. The process not only fosters industry growth but also channels the proceeds from the Expo back into the industry in the form of research, education, communications and technical services.

 

Nath Morris is president of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association headquartered in Tucker, Ga.

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