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All Roads Lead to Atlanta Poultry Expo

by 5m Editor
16 September 2009, at 10:07am

US - For the world-wide poultry industry, all roads will lead to the 2010 International Poultry Expo (IPE) on 27 to 29 January 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The annual event is sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

The Expo has long been recognised as the global marketplace for the poultry and egg industry. In 2009, almost 18,000 industry leaders from throughout the United States and 96 other countries traveled to Atlanta for the show. More than 850 exhibiting companies displayed the latest technology, equipment, supplies, and services for all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. All segments of the industry are represented: live production, hatcheries, processing, further processing, marketing, feed milling, rendering and all support activities.

Complementing the giant exhibit floor, education programmes will keep management up to date on key industry issues. The education sessions will kick off Tuesday afternoon with the second annual Animal Agriculture Environmental Sustainability Summit. It will continue on Wednesday morning. Programs on Thursday and Friday will examine a variety of other important topics.

New for 2010, a unique "Members to Atlanta" (M2A) program will waive the registration fee for member firms of USPOULTRY engaged in the production of poultry and egg products. The program is supported through the sponsorship of several exhibiting companies: Marel/Stork, Fort Dodge, Valco, Cobb, Alltech and Jamesway. It is available only through on-line registration.

The 2010 Expo will include cooking demonstrations with poultry and egg products in a new @lanta Pavilion on the exhibit floor in B Hall.

USPOULTRY and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau are teaming up to promote the first annual FeatherFest. Participating local restaurants will compete for the 'Best Of', with menu categories featuring poultry and egg dishes. Many Atlanta restaurants will also be offering specials and discounts during IPE week.

The pre-registration fee for the 2010 Expo is US$35. The pre-registration deadline is 8 January 2010. On-site registration is US$60. No cheques, refunds or substitutions are accepted.

The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. A Western Union money order, payable in US funds, is the only form of payment accepted from West Africa, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Funds raised at the Expo are reinvested into the industry in the form of research, education, communication, and technical services.

Further Reading

- You can register for the show, make hotel reservations or find out more information, by clicking here.