ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S. — The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE attracted an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world to the event Jan. 26-28 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
In addition, the show had 1,301 exhibitors, a new record, with more than 464,750 net square feet of exhibit space. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and North American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world's largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind.
“This year’s tremendous exhibitor and attendance numbers are a tribute to IPPE’s unparalleled education sessions, abundant networking opportunities and distinctive exhibits,” the three organizations said. “The enthusiasm and energy displayed by this year’s attendees and exhibitors will only ensure the success and growth of future IPPEs.”
The central attraction is the large exhibit floor. Exhibitors demonstrated the most current innovations in equipment, supplies and services used by industry firms in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products. Numerous companies highlighted their new products at the trade show. All phases of the feed, meat and poultry industry are represented, from live production and processing to further processing and packaging.
The wide variety of educational programs complemented the exhibits by keeping industry management apprised on the latest issues and events. This year’s educational line-up featured 25 programs, ranging from a conference on challenges and opportunities in meat product traceability, to a program on the Veterinary Feed Directive, to a technical seminar on maximizing the efficiency of the poultry industry conducted entirely in Spanish.