The 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will expand to all three halls of the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, this year to accommodate increased demand for new and existing exhibitors and allow for more networking opportunities and engaging events on the show floor.

Comprised 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.

IPPE 2019 is scheduled to take place Feb. 12-14, and will bring together more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors as well as 8,000 international visitors from 125 countries. Key aspects of the show are as follows:

Young Leaders “30 under 30” program. Now in its seventh year, the goal is to engage and invest in the next generation of young professionals, between the ages of 21-29, who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or in the production of animal food. The program is designed to recognize professional leadership qualities and provide exposure to the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of feed and pet food products.

The International Poultry Scientific Forum. Sponsored by the Southern Poultry Science Society, Mississippi State, Miss.; the Southern Conference on Avian Diseases and USPOULTRY, this forum presents information on industry topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, pathology, processing and products and avian diseases.

The USPOULTRY Foundation College Student Career program. Funded by the USPOULTRY Foundation, this program connects hundreds of college students seeking professions in the poultry industry with HR managers and recruiters.

The International Rendering Symposium: Innovation in Rendering program. Sponsored by USPOULTRY and the National Renderers Association, Alexandria, Va., this symposium will cover a variety of topics, including political climate and how it affects rendering; the basics of the rendering industry and processes; overview of research performed by the Animal Co-Products Research and Education Center; R&D efforts by the rendering and pet food industries; equipment used in modern rendering; federal regulation of feed, pet food and ingredients and more.

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Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit. Sponsored by USPOULTRY, this program will focus on current sustainability topics relevant to the animal agriculture industry. Representatives from Tyson Foods, JBS USA and more will provide insight on their company’s efforts to advance sustainability practices and processes.

Go to for more information on the show, educational programs, exhibitors and more. And, stop by Booth # B6511 and pick up a copy of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine.