The 2012 International Poultry Expo, co-located with the International Feed Expo, has moved to a Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday format to increase the number of educational programs available before and after the Expo. The global poultry and feed industry event is scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, January 24-26, 2012, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, with the educational programs rounding out the weeklong event.

Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association, the Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry and feed products.

2012 Expo highlights  

This year’s education program schedule includes the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit, Hatchery-Breeder Clinic, and the AFIA International Feed Education Program. For the latest updates on educational programs, visit www.ipeweek12.org or www.ife12.org.
New for 2012 are the following educational programs:

  • Charting the Course: An Executive Conference on the Future of the American Poultry Industry: Incorporating the Market Intelligence Forum, this program, offered on Wednesday, January 25, will explore the challenges facing the poultry industry today and in the future, including international competition, high input costs, social issues and government regulations, while attempting to meet an ever increasing global demand for food.
  • IPE Pre-Harvest Food Safety Conference: A complement to the successful 2011 IPE Salmonella and Campylobacter Reduction Conference, this educational opportunity will consist of two half-day sessions on Wednesday, January 25, and Thursday, January 26, to provide one of the most thorough explorations into the poultry pre-harvest arena that has ever been conducted.
  • Charting the Course: An Executive Conference on the Future of the American Egg Industry: Perhaps in no other time in the history of egg production and processing have the challenges facing the industry been greater. This session, offered on Wednesday, January 25, will explore these challenges that include high input costs, social issues and government regulations.
  • National Renderer’s Association 2012 International Rendering Symposium: Offered on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, this seminar session will focus on the quality and safety of rendered products. Globally recognized speakers will describe process control methods, microbiological controls, current research, and useful details on using rendered products in high-quality diets for various species.

Also new for 2012 is the Customer Connection Center, which provides meeting rooms for conducting business without the distractions of the tradeshow floor. A Customer Connection Center will be available in each exhibit hall.

Register for the show  

Attendee and exhibitor pre-registration and hotel registration for the 2012 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo is now open. Online is the only way to preregister for the discounted price of $40 through January 6, 2012. After January 6, 2012, the registration fee will increase to $60.

Resuming for 2012 is the popular “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program, which waives the registration fee for attendees from member firms of either association engaged in the production of poultry or eggs for consumption and feed products. The program is supported through the sponsorship of Expo exhibitors.