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Plans are in full swing for the upcoming IPPE 2024

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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ATLANTA — The 2024 International Production & Processing Expo is quickly approaching on the horizon and show organizers are planning for the largest trade show floor in the event’s history.

The IPPE will again be at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., with the next event Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2024. Already boasting more than 1,300 exhibitors and over 600,800 square feet of trade show exhibit space, and still growing; this show will have the GWCC bursting at the seams and organizers are wishing for attendees to – “EXPERIENCE IT ALL.”

“IPPE’s extensive range of solutions draws industry leaders worldwide that are committed to business development, implementing best practices, updating operations and remaining competitive,” IPPE show management said. “We look forward to welcoming our domestic and international attendees to the 2024 IPPE!”

The IPPE is an annual collaboration of three separate industry segments – the International Poultry Expo, sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association; the American Feed Industry Association’s International Feed Expo; and the North American Meat Institute’s International Meat Expo, and the combined Expo provides not only exhibitors for each of the segments, but also many educational sessions to keep attendees up-to-date with the latest information on such topics as health, processing and technology. The show notes that more than 80 hours of education programs will be presented during the three-day event, as well as numerous on-floor demonstrations, product and service sessions, and networking opportunities.

Some of the highlights of the IPPE’s educational sessions will be the return of favorites such as the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum, the Pet Food Conference, and much more.

The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum, 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 31, will have experts taking a close look at highly pathogenic avian influenza, and global and domestic market impacts. Speakers will include Brian Earnest, CoBank; Dr. David Swayne, Birdflu Veterinarian LLC; and Christian Richter, The Policy Group. This forum is free to all IPPE attendees.

AFIA’s 17th annual Pet Food Conference will be Jan. 30, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., and is expected to bring hundreds of pet food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, academics and marketers to discuss the latest trends in this field.

“The AFIA’s Pet Food Conference is the place to be to learn what is up and coming in the pet food industry and connect with hundreds of pet food professionals,” Louis Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs, said. “New research and trends are changing more quickly than ever, and it is incredibly important to stay on top of rapidly developing issues.”

Register for the Pet Food conference before Jan. 12 to receive a discounted rate of $105. For more information visit AFIA at www.afia.org.

AFIA is also offering a free feed education program on Jan. 31, 8-10 a.m. This session will look at food regulations, as well as an outlook on how regulatory changes may affect the animal food industries next year.

“The AFIA Feed Education Program will keep industry stakeholders informed of potential changes in regulations,” Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, said. “Anyone who works in the manufacturing side of our industry – plant manager, operations, quality personnel, safety and health, and others, will benefit from this program.”

In another special educational session, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be a part of a program, “USDA APHIS A Dialogue and Digest,” along with AFIA, the Pet Food Institute and the North American Renderers Association.

This program, Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will present an in-depth discussion on how the agency works and how policy decisions are made. Separate registration is required for this session.

“We are excited that APHIS is partnering with us again at IPPE,” Mallory Gaines, AFIA’s director of market access and multilateral affairs, said. “Now is the chance for members to learn from APHIS about how policy decisions within the agency are made. How does APHIS engage with foreign governments? How are health certificate agreements negotiated? These are questions we are asked, and I hope this information can help members plan their export initiatives. Join us and take the opportunity to not only learn about policy, but to network with APHIS staff too.”

For any aspect of the upcoming IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org.

AND – be sure to visit the Poultry Times booth at B 27029 and see all the new offerings we will be presenting at this year’s Expo! We look forward to seeing you!

IPPE 2024 dates and hours will be:

· Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

· Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

· Thursday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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