The 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will surpass 514,000 square feet of exhibit space and secure more than 1,110 exhibitors at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Jan. 30-Feb. 1.
Made up of three integrated organizations—the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), Tucker, Ga.; American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), Arlington, Va.; and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI), Washington, D.C.—IPPE is said to be the world’s largest annual feed, meat and poultry tradeshow. And, IPPE was recognized by Trade Show News Network, Brookfield, Wis., as one of the Top 25 fastest-growing shows in net square footage.
“We have seen a 15% growth in net square feet from 2014-2016, and this could not have been achieved without the commitment of a great supplier community who appreciates smart collaborations between the right industries. Bringing three strong industries together allows all of our members and the industry at large to see the equipment, supplies and innovative solutions for their businesses in one combined event,” says show organizers.
This year’s expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of feed, meat and poultry products, and combine expertise from AFIA, NAMI and USPOULTRY to feature dynamic education programs focused on current industry issues.
International buyer program. IPPE was selected to participate in the 2018 U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, which brings trade delegations worldwide to help match international attendees with American suppliers. The program also provides export counseling, market analysis and more.
“We are pleased to be chosen as part of the International Buyer Program. This is our 11th year participating in the program, which provides confirmation of the global scale of our tradeshow. Since 2006, our attendance from outside the U.S. has grown by more than 240%. We look forward to welcoming international buyers to the 2018 IPPE,” adds show organizers.
Young leaders. IPPE also launched the sixth annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” program, targeting young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. The goal is to engage and invest in the next generation of young professionals, ages 21-29, who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of meat and poultry or in the production of animal or poultry feed. The program is also designed to recognize professional leadership qualities and provide education to further training in each person’s respective industry.
Go to www.ippexpo.org for more information on the show, educational programs, exhibitors and more. And, stop by Booth # B4045 and pick up a copy of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine.