International Production & Processing Expo Selected As Name for New USPOULTRY, AFIA & AMI Co-Located TradeshowWednesday, February 29, 2012
TUCKER, GA – The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will serve as the umbrella name for the new U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and American Meat Institute (AMI) 2013 Expo in Atlanta. The new show is the result of the co-location of the International Poultry Expo (IPE), International Feed Expo (IFE), and AMI’s International Meat Expo (IME).
The three shows will operate under one structure, creating one of the 50 largest tradeshows in the United States. The entire tradeshow is expected to include more than 1,000 exhibitors and close to 400,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
All three associations will continue to operate independently, serving their respective constituents and will offer targeted education and networking opportunities that meet the customer needs and compliment the Expo. AMI’s existing priority system will be equitably worked into the tenure seniority system for exhibitors at IPPE. This will facilitate placement of exhibitors on the show floor, as well as assist in prioritizing hotel seniority, a key benefit of the seniority system to secure hotels most convenient to the Georgia World Congress Center.
The show hours for the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo are as follows. There will be a reception on the show floor from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. The addition of AMI will complement and further enhance the strong education programs planned for the week of IPPE. An announcement of the anticipated educational programs will be released in June.
IPPE SHOW HOURS:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 31, 2013: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.
AFIA is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.
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