The 2013 International Production & Processing Expo, IPPE, has set a record with over 1,150 exhibitors, covering more than 430,000 net square feet (21+ acres) of exhibit space, according to show organizers. Comprised of the three integrated trade shows — International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and the American Meat Institute's International Meat Expo — the IPPE is still growing in the weeks left until the start of the expo.

“We very much appreciate the participation of so many of our industry’s suppliers," said John Starkey, president of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. "Their support of the IPPE helps each of our trade associations accomplish our respective mission for our industries.” 

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The global poultry, feed and meat industry tradeshow will be held January 29–31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. The expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products.  

The expo will also feature education programs that will be held from January 28 through February 1, 2013, and will include the annual line-up of the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agricultural Sustainability Summit and International Feed Education Program. In addition, the 2013 IPPE will feature eleven new educational programs: Recalls and Public Health Investigations; Improving Food Safety, Sanitation and Maintenance; Animal Care and Handling: Focus on Poultry Processing; Meat and Poultry Processing: A Global Perspective; Consumer Trends; Plant Operations and Management; Antibiotics Conference — Current Issues for the Poultry and Egg Industry; The Future of the U.S. Egg Industry; Meat and Poultry Research Conference; Media Training for the Meat and Poultry Industry; and Poultry Handling and Transportation Quality “Train the Trainer” Workshop. Also returning for 2013 are the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum and the International Rendering Symposium.