The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been named one of 23 events nationwide to participate in the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program. The Expo has taken part in the International Buyer Program since 2007. The program brings trade delegations together from around the world and helps pair international attendees with American suppliers.

“We are pleased to be chosen as part of the International Buyer Program for the ninth year in a row. Program participation is confirmation of the global scale of our expo. Since 2006, our attendance from outside the U.S. has grown by 238 percent,” stated Charlie Olentine, IPPE show manager.

The 2016 IPPE has surpassed 410,000 net square feet of exhibit space and has secured more than 950 exhibitors with six months remaining until the expo opens in January. Comprised of the three integrated trade shows –International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and International Poultry Expo – IPPE will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 26-28, 2016, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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The Expo will highlight the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of feed, meat and poultry products. IPPE will also feature dynamic education programs addressing current industry issues, combining the expertise from AFIA, NAMI and USPOULTRY.

For more information about the 2016 IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org.