International Production & Processing Expo offers a new name, much larger show

International Production & Processing Expo offers a new name, much larger show

Three integrated tradeshows aim to forge the world’s premier tradeshow focused on the meat, poultry and feed industries, with opportunities for learning and conducting business.

The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo—the exciting new collaboration resulting from the co-location of the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and the International Meat Expo—will bring together more than 1,100 exhibitors and an anticipated 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from January 29-31, 2013.

Hosted by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the American Feed Industry Association, and the American Meat Institute, the Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment, and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products, with opportunities for learning and conducting all aspects of business, from farm to fork. The entire tradeshow will cover close to 400,000 net square feet of exhibit space, making it one of the 50 largest tradeshows in the United States.

The 2013 Expo will also mark the International Poultry Expo’s 65th year of continual exhibition services to the poultry industry.

2013 Expo highlights

Resuming for 2013 is the popular Members to Atlanta program, known as M2A, which waives the registration fee for attendees from member firms of all three associations 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 Expo exhibitors. They include Agranco Corp. USA, Alaso, Alltech, Aviagen, Ceva, Cobb-Vantress, Diamond V, Dupont, ISI-Incubator Supply, Jamesway, Jefo, Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Kemin, Mosaic, Myuang, and Pfizer Poultry Health.

International Production & Processing Expo show organizers will be hosting a special reception Tuesday, January 29, from 4-6 p.m. on the respective floors of the show. There will be non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and musical entertainment and activities taking place during the reception. 

Educational programs

The week of January 28, 2013, has been designated as “IPPE Week” and will feature dynamic education programs addressing current industry issues. The education program schedule includes the annual line-up of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit, and American Feed Industry Association International Feed Education Program. Back by popular demand is the National Renderers Association’s International Rendering Symposium and the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum.

New for 2013 are the following educational programs: Improving Food Safety, Sanitation and Maintenance; Animal Handling: Focus on Poultry Processing; Antibiotic Conference – Current Issues for the Poultry & Egg Industry; USPOULTRY/United Egg Producers Conference on the Future of the U.S. Egg Industry; Meat and Poultry Research Conference; Meat and Poultry Processing: A Global Perspective; Consumer Trends – Best New Meat and Poultry Products; and Plant Operations and Management. 

Registration now open

Attendee and exhibitor pre-registration and hotel registration for the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo is open through January 11, 2013. Online is the only way to pre-register for the discounted price of USD $40. Visit the International Production & Processing Expo website,, for links to the International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and the International Meat Expo websites for more information about registration, hotel reservations, a video describing the upcoming International Production & Processing Expo experience, and a schedule of 2013 educational seminars offered during the Expo.