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International Poultry Council to Meet in Rome

by 5m Editor
26 February 2009, at 8:50am

FRANCE - Paris-based International Poultry Council (IPC) is to hold its Spring Meeting in Rome, Italy, on 30 April and 1 May.

Members of the International Poultry Council (IPC), representing the poultry industries in more than 20 countries, will gather in Rome on 30 April and 1 May for the organization's spring meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Ambasciatori Palace hotel in Rome's historic city centre.

The IPC Executive Committee will meet on the morning of 30 April, and the general session will commence that afternoon.

IPC President, Jim Sumner, said invited speakers include representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and Rabobank. The meeting will also include an update on the international study on salmonella testing procedures, along with industry updates presented by individual IPC members.

The Italian Poultry Association, which is an IPC member, will act as host organization for the meeting.

Registration cost for the meeting is $530, or approximately €418. A special group rate on hotel rooms is also available to attendees.

Information on registering for the meeting and for the hotel is posted on the IPC web site. Deadline for making hotel reservations is 9 March.

Headquartered in Paris, the IPC was organized in 2005 and is comprised of 22 countries representing approximately 90 percent of the world's poultry production. IPC also has a growing number of associate members, which includes poultry companies from around the world.

Companies interested in associate membership are encouraged to contact Executive Secretary, George Winn (gaw@ellijay.com).