News & Views September/October 2018 Edition

2 I NEWS & VIEWS I SEP/OCT 2018 IPPE Registration and Housing Now Open > I N T E R N A T I O N A L P O U L T R Y E X P O Attendee and exhibitor registration and housing for the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is open. Due to the Super Bowl coming to Atlanta, the 2019 IPPE is scheduled two weeks later than normal, from Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., USA. Register online and receive a discounted price of $50 (USD) through Jan. 14. Online registration is the only way to receive this discount. Beginning Jan. 15, the registration fee will increase to $100. IPPE strongly encourages you to register and to book your housing now using the official show housing provider, Experient, through the IPPE website, www.ippexpo.org . You must register to attend IPPE before you can make your hotel reservations through Experient. Hotels are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will be able to modify their reservation up to 72 hours prior to arrival should travel plans change. The IPPE website, www.ippexpo.org , offers easy navigation with access to important information including attendee and exhibitor registration, hotel availability and reservations and a schedule of 2019 educational seminars and activities offered during IPPE. Resuming for 2019 is the popular “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program, which waives the registration fee through Jan. 14 for attendees from member firms of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association and the North American Meat Institute engaged in the production of poultry, eggs and meat for consumption and feed and pet food manufacturers. The program is supported through the sponsorship of elite IPPE exhibitors. They include Aviagen, Ceva Animal Health, Cobb-Vantress, Diamond V, Elanco Animal Health, GEA, Georgia Poultry Equipment Co., Heat and Control, Huvepharma, Incubation Systems, Inc., Jamesway Incubator Co., Kemin, Soybean Meal Information Center, WATT Global Media and Zoetis. “We sincerely thank and appreciate these elite exhibiting companies for participating in the M2A program. The program continues to deliver results in increasing attendance and contributing to the success of IPPE,” said IPPE show management. For 2019, the trade show floor is the largest ever with more than 585,000 square feet of exhibits highlighting the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of meat, poultry and animal feed! The week of Feb. 11-15, will feature 200-plus hours of dynamic education programs focused on current industry issues. The International Poultry Scientific Forum, the new and expanded Latin American Poultry Summit, 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 2019. In addition, several TECHTalks programs will be offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The 2019 IPPE will also highlight several new educational programs including informative sessions on food safety, consumer trends and international trade. 2019 IPPE SHOW DATES/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. For more information and to register, visit www.ippexpo.org .

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