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International Meat Expo to Feature Comprehensive Education Program

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Washington, DC, October 11, 2012 — Meat and poultry professionals seeking practical solutions, real world insights and proven “best practices” will benefit from the diverse education opportunities offered January 28 to February 1, 2013 at the International Meat Expo (IME) to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.  

Sponsored by the American Meat Institute, IME is the premier U.S.  trade show featuring the latest in equipment and supplies for processing and packaging red meat products. Formerly known as the International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention and Expo, in 2013, the show features two world class partners, the International Poultry Expo and the International Feed Expo, collaborating to create the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).  Exhibits are open on January 29-31, 2013 to complement this full week of workshops. 

“The goal of our new partnership is to create the world’s premier tradeshow focused on the meat, poultry and feed industries, with opportunities for learning and conducting business for all aspects of the business, from farm to fork,” said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle.  “With more than 1,000 exhibitors purchasing over 400,000 square feet of space, IPPE will be one of the 50 largest shows in North America next year.”  

IME’s educational programming  will cover a wide array of consumer trends and operations management issues.  In addition, selected sessions will be available for translation into Spanish and Portuguese and will cover the economics of the meat industry, global food safety issues and risk communication. 

Attendees also will benefit from other learning opportunities offered by IPPE partners.  These include sessions covering 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  poultry handling and welfare, a conference on current antibiotic issues facing the poultry and egg industry,  an international rendering symposium, a seminar on the future of the egg industry, a hands-on media training workshop, and a meat and poultry scientific research conference.

To view the complete conference agenda or to register, please visit www.ime13.org


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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