The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) broke several records with 30,350 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, there were 1,284 exhibitors covering almost 500,000 net square feet. The Expo is the world's largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event 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, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute.
There were 7,245 international visitors from 103 countries represented at the Expo, setting another record for international attendance. The largest group from a single country outside the United States was Canada with 1,233 visitors. The largest region represented was Latin America / Caribbean with 2,811 visitors.
“This year’s record-breaking size and attendance numbers went way beyond our expectations. The turn-out was exceptional, and feedback from attendees has been extremely positive regarding the education programs and time spent on the trade show floor. We expect next year will be even more valuable for attendees and exhibitors alike,” the three organizations said.
A week-long schedule of education programs, which updated industry professionals on the latest issues and complemented the exhibit floor, helped drive attendance. The “largest-ever” education slate featured 32 programs, ranging from a conference on antibiotic use in the meat and poultry industry, to a program on how to export feed and feed ingredients to the United States, to a technical seminar on maximizing the efficiency of the poultry industry conducted entirely in Spanish.
Next year’s International Production & Processing Expo will be held Jan. 26 – 28, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Show updates and attendee and exhibitor information will be available at www.ippexpo.org.