“Animal Connections,” “Chew on This” exhibits to appear at 2014 International Production & Processing Expo
Attendees of the upcoming 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will have a unique opportunity to explore two new interactive exhibits. The Smithsonian’s Animal Connections: Our Journey Together mobile exhibit and the Drive to Feed Chew on This mobile exhibit will be on the show floor in Hall B at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta throughout the show from January 28 - 30, 2014.  

The Smithsonian’s Animal Connections: Our Journey Together mobile exhibit was created to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association and will introduce IPPE attendees to the complex bond between humans and animals. The exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films and touch screen videos, and three-dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in the wild, at the zoo and in the veterinary clinic.

The Drive to Feed Chew on This mobile exhibit was created to heighten awareness about one of the biggest problems facing our world today - hunger. The Chew on This exhibit is making a stop at the IPPE, and attendees can walk through the unique, interactive exhibit to view information on hunger, sustainability and food facts.

The two exhibits will join the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as some of the unique features for attendees on the show floor.


International Production & Processing Expo to feature comprehensive education program
Meat and poultry professionals seeking practical solutions, real world insights and proven “best practices” will benefit from the diverse education opportunities offered January 28-30, 2014, at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

Sponsored by the American Meat Institute, the American Feed Industry Association and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, IPPE is the premier U.S. trade show featuring the latest in equipment and supplies for processing and packaging red meat and poultry products, as well as the production of feed products. The show features three world class partners - International Meat Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo - collaborating to create the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), representing the entire chain of protein production and processing.  Exhibits are open on January 28-30, 2014, to complement this full week of workshops.

“This partnership has resulted in the world’s premier, annual tradeshow focused on the meat, poultry and feed industries,” said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle.  “With more than 1,100 exhibitors displaying the latest technology, equipment and supplies on more than 400,000 square feet of space, IPPE will again be one of the 50 largest shows in North America next year.” 

IPPE’s educational programming will cover a wide array of food safety, consumer trends and operations management issues.  In addition, selected sessions will be available for translation into Spanish and Portuguese and will cover global food safety and export issues.

Attendees also will benefit from other learning opportunities offered by IPPE partners.  These include sessions covering international pork topics, feed production and poultry market intelligence.

In addition to these complimentary education sessions, a variety of workshops and conferences will be offered for an additional fee.  They include conferences on sanitary equipment design principles, an antibiotics workshop, media training for the meat and poultry industry, a meat and poultry research showcase, a fall protection short course, and meat and poultry plant tours.


International Production & Processing Expo exceeds 1,000 exhibitors and 380,000 net square feet
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has exceeded 1,000 exhibitors and surpassed 380,000 net square feet in exhibit space and continues to grow. With less than three months left to secure an exhibit at the world’s largest annual poultry, feed, and meat trade show, space is going fast.

“Our goal of 1,100 exhibitors and 400,000 net square feet of exhibit space is well within reach. Additionally, our attendee registration is pacing ahead of last year,” said Charlie Olentine, IPPE Show Manager.

Comprised of the three integrated tradeshows – International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo – the annual global poultry, feed and meat industry trade show will be held Tuesday through Thursday, January 28 – 30, 2014, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. IPPE will feature the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products and will also feature dynamic education programs addressing current industry issues.

IPPE workshops and education programs will be held from January 27 – 31, 2014, and will include the annual line-up of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, and theAnimal Agricultural Sustainability Summit. New for 2014 are the following educational programs: Sanitary Equipment Design Principles; New Approaches to Ground Poultry Pathogen Reduction; Antibiotic Workshop; VIV International Pork Production Summit; How to Export Feed & Feed Ingredients to the U.S.; Current Issues for the Egg Industry; Media Training for the Meat and Poultry Industry; Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality “Train the Trainer” Workshop; Fall Protection Short Course; Biosecurity – Revisiting the Basics and Implementing New Strategies; and theMeat & Poultry Research Showcase. Back by popular demand is the AFIA International Feed Education Program, the National Renderers Association’s International Rendering Symposium and the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum.


International Production & Processing Expo and Hard Rock Cafe partner on “pig” pin
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is partnering with the Hard Rock Cafe to offer a “pig” pin for sale during the Expo. With the introduction of the Pork and Swine Pavilion and the VIV International Pork Production Summit education program at the upcoming 2014 Expo, IPPE thought the “pig” pin was an appropriate item to feature.

The “pig” pin will be on sale in the main lobby near attendee registration during IPPE show hours, as well as at the Hard Rock Cafe at 215 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, GA. A portion of the proceeds from the pin will benefit Sunshine on a Ranney Day. Founded by Holly and Pete Ranney, the non-profit organization provides safe, fun and uplifting dream-room makeovers for children with long-term illnesses, as well as care and encouragement to the families of each child.

IPPE is expected to attract more than 26,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three shows - International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the American Meat Institute (AMI). 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 30, 2014: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

More information on IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available at www.ippexpo.com.    

Source: IPPE