News & Views July/August 2018 Edition

2 I NEWS & VIEWS I JUL/AUG 2018 > I N T E R N A T I O N A L P O U L T R Y E X P O 2019 IPPE Chosen for U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will have the largest trade show floor ever in the event’s history. IPPE has already surpassed 565,000 square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 1,160 exhibitors with six months to go to the Expo. IPPE is the world’s largest annual feed, meat and poultry trade show of its kind and is one of the 50 largest trade shows in the United States. IPPE is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). “Ninety-two percent of the show floor has been booked. We are pleased that our decision to go to all three halls of the Georgia World Congress Center has been beneficial in accommodating the increased demand for additional space needed for new and existing exhibitors,” said show organizers. Due to the Super Bowl being in Atlanta, IPPE will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 12 – 14, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The 2019 IPPE will provide attendees with a full week of education programs, innovative technology, engaging events on the show floor and enhanced networking opportunities with key leaders from the feed, meat and poultry industry. The vast trade show floor will showcase the most current technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of feed, meat and poultry products. Combining the expertise from AFIA, NAMI and USPOULTRY, IPPE will also feature more than 140 hours of dynamic education sessions focused on the latest industry issues. For more information about IPPE and to see a complete list of exhibiting companies, visit . 2019 IPPE DATES/SHOW HOURS: Tuesday, Feb. 12: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has again been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program. The program brings trade delegations together from around the world and helps match international attendees with American suppliers. The program also provides export counseling, market analysis and more. “We are pleased again to participate in the International Buyer Program. This is our 12th year participating in the program, which continues to provide confirmation of the global scale of our trade show. Since 2006, our attendance from outside the U.S. has grown by more than 240 percent. We look forward to welcoming international buyers to the 2019 IPPE,” said the IPPE show organizers. Largest Trade Show Floor Ever for 2019 IPPE