TUCKER, GEORGIA, U.S. — Attendee and exhibitor registration and housing for the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is now open. The event is Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

IPPE has more than 1,140 exhibitors with more than 518,000 net square feet of exhibit space already booked. The Expo anticipates more than 30,000 attendees through the collaboration of the three trade shows — International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo — representing the entire chain of protein and feed production and processing. The event is sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). 

Register online and receive a discounted price of $50 through Dec. 31. The discounted rate applies only to registrations received online. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the registration fee will increase to $100.

The IPPE website, www.ippexpo.org, has access to important information, including attendee and exhibitor registration and hotel availability and reservations.

Back by popular demand is the “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program, which waives the registration fee through Dec. 31, for qualified attendees from member companies of all three associations engaged in the production of poultry, eggs and meat for consumption and feed, and for pet food manufacturers.

The program is supported through the sponsorship of elite IPPE exhibitors, which include Arm and Hammer, Aviagen, Biomin, Ceva Animal Health, Cobb-Vantress, Diamond V, Elanco Animal Health, Heat and Control, Huvepharma, Incubation Systems, Inc., Jamesway Incubator Co., Kemin, Soybean Meal Information Center, Zoetis and Watt Global Media.

The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of meat, poultry and animal feed. The International Poultry Scientific Forum, Poultry Seminar in Spanish, Pet Food Conference and the Environmental Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry will kick off the week’s education programs. 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 also return for 2018. In addition, several TECHTalks programs will be offered during the Expo.

The 2018 IPPE also will highlight several new educational programs, including essential sessions on food safety, consumer trends and international trade. Some new programs for 2018 include: Preventing and Responding to Foreign Material Contamination Incidents; Understanding and Achieving Operational Excellence; Permit Required Confined Space — Train the Trainer; FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training for Animal Food; Family Business Focus: Utilizing Outside Advisors and Board Members for Greater Success; Feed Production Education Program.

For more information about the 2018 IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org.  

With the Super Bowl coming to Atlanta in 2019, the IPPE show dates have been moved to Feb. 12 – 14, 2019.