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Inside IPPE 2019

14 January 2019, at 12:00am

"Poultry Digital Magazine" selects ten of the top events at the year’s biggest poultry event, hosted in Atlanta, Georgia by the US Poultry & Egg Association

Attracting more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors from around the world, IPPE 2019 is expanding this year across three halls of the Georgia World Congress Center. To help you prioritise both your visit and your plans for 2019, The Poultry Site has selected our top ten activities for the show.

1. Take the plunge – into the welcome reception

The largest aquarium in the world invites IPPE visitors to the welcome reception where thousands of underwater species make for a bewildering backdrop. The reception is free but space is limited so pick up a sticker at the Reception Kiosk in the B- and C-Building lobbies to attend.

When Tuesday, 12 February from 5:30-7:30pm
Where Georgia Aquarium
Price Free

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2. Get technical with TechTalks

All day long, IPPE is offering short educational talks about operational and technical issues which are critical to all aspects of the meat, poultry and feed industries. Have a burning questions? Looking to meet like-minded peers? Check out IPPE 2019’s TechTalks.

When Wednesday, 13 February 10:30am-4:30pm and Thursday, 14 February 9:30am-4:30pm
Where Booths A246, B8725, C9123
Price Free

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3. Carve it up at the chicken and turkey cutting and cooking demonstration

No matter what your day job is, whether you raise broilers, market them, sell them, breed them, grow their meat in a lab or study their genome, the real question is: can you carve one – or a turkey for that matter – when you go home at the end of the day and sit down to dinner? Join Shawn O’Neele, the seventh season champion from the hit TV series MasterChef for a demonstration on how to cook and carve chicken and turkey.

When Tuesday, 12 February from 11:00am-12:30pm
Where Booth B8635
Price Free

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4. Stay current at the International Poultry Scientific Forum

Sponsored by the Southern Poultry Science Society, the Southern Conference on Avian Diseases and the US Poultry & Egg Association, this forum will provide attendees the opportunity to share ideas and gain insight on topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, processing and products, pathology and avian diseases. If you’re a US or Canadian student, upload your valid student ID at registration, or show it on site to gain free admission.

When Tuesday, 12 February, 8:00am-2:00pm
Where TBD
Price $55 (free for students with valid student ID)

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5. Reduce your footprint at the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit

The world’s population is not only not shrinking but is becoming increasingly more interested and passionate about how their food is produced. Concerning poultry, people want to know not only what impact consumption has on animal welfare, but what impact production is having on the environment. This idea-sharing presentation will host industry representatives who will present their company’s progress on developing sustainability programmes, tools and projects to make poultry more sustainable.

When Tuesday, 12 February, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where Booth C202/203
Price Free

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6. How to prepare for the blockchain revolution

With more and more business turning to blockchain for the promise of improved efficiency and traceability to meet increasing consumer demand for both, this presentation will tell you all you need to know about the prospects for blockchain in the meat industry.

When Tuesday, 12 February, 3:00-4:00pm
Where Booth B404
Price Free

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7. Get to know your markets at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum

Industry experts share their insight on what to expect in 2019 and how the US poultry industry plans to move forward in both domestic and international markets. Join Dr Paul Aho from Poultry Perspectives and Mike Donohue from Agri Stats to get their insight on the next year in poultry.

When Wednesday, 13 February, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where Booth C202/203
Price Free

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8. Wastewater and what to do with it: Challenges for the poultry and egg industries

New challenges face the poultry and egg industries as the use of antimicrobial compounds affects wastewater treatment. How can the industry adapt best practice to ensure public health and safety is protected? This programme will allow attendees to learn from academics, industry representatives and consultants on how to address these issues.

When Wednesday, 13 February, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where C205
Price Free

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9. Ingredients for a better product: Functional ingredients in meat and poultry processing

There are a variety of different ingredients you can use during processing to provide a safer product for consumers. Join five industry experts for a workshop which will help you to understand the applications of each ingredient as well as what you should expect in the coming years with regards to meat product formulations and clean label trends. The importance of these insights should not be undervalued as the average consumer becomes more educated and more concerned about what’s in their food.

When Thursday, 14 February, 8:00am-10:00am
Where Booth B405
Price Free

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10. 2018 was a record year for tariffs and trade (dis)agreements: How does international trade affect US agriculture?

From Brexit, to China-US trade negotiations, to a renegotiated NAFTA, 2018 was not uneventful in terms of trade and tariffs. Make sense of it all with Peter Rohde from Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence – IEG Vantage Client Advisory and David Williams at Informa Economics IEG. How does the meat industry tank in international trade? How does international trade affect US agriculture? Find these answers and more at this informative session.

When Thursday, 14 February, 8:30am-10:00am
Where B407
Price Free

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Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2007-2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in the global poultry industry and agri-food chain.

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