International Production & Processing Expo surpasses 1,100 exhibitors

Show will feature forums, educational programs relevant to industry

The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo has surpassed 1,100 exhibitors, covering more than 420,000 net square feet of exhibit space, according to show organizers. Comprised of the three integrated tradeshows—the International Poultry Expo, the International Feed Expo and the American Meat Institute‘s International Meat Expo—the International Production & Processing Expo is continuing to grow.

“The response and excitement for the show has been overwhelming,” said John Starkey, president of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. “We thought integrating the shows made sense, and the response has been even better than imagined. IPPE has instantaneously established itself as the premiere feed and protein event of the western hemisphere.”

According to Joel G. Newman, American Feed Industry Association president and CEO, the 2013 expo will offer an ideal venue for businesses to collaborate, network, learn about new products and services and solve common challenges facing the feed, poultry and meat industries. “With the response so far, we expect attendees will agree that it is worth their time to come to Atlanta,” said Newman.

The global poultry, feed and meat industry tradeshow will be held Tuesday through Thursday, January 29–31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products. The expo will also feature education programs that will be held from January 28 through February 1, 2013, and will include the annual line-up of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit and International Feed Education Program. The 2013 expo will also feature eleven new educational programs: 


  • Recalls and Public Health Investigations
  • Improving Food Safety, Sanitation and Maintenance
  • Animal Care and Handling: Focus on Poultry Processing
  • Meat and Poultry Processing: A Global Perspective
  • Consumer Trends
  • Plant Operations and Management
  • Antibiotics Conference—Current Issues for the Poultry & Egg Industry
  • The Future of the U.S. Egg Industry
  • Meat & Poultry Research Conference
  • Media Training for the Meat & Poultry Industry
  • Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality “Train the Trainer” Workshop


Also returning for this year are the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum and the International Rendering Symposium.