In addition to encouraging domestic attendance, the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) actively seeks to bring in a diverse international audience from around the world. This was never more apparent than at the 2016 IPPE when a new international attendee record was set with 7,280 visitors from 141 countries. Latin America and the Caribbean were the largest regions represented at the 2016 IPPE.
IPPE is continuing to focus on bringing in international attendees with a special emphasis on the Latin American and Caribbean markets. In addition to having more than 48 exhibitors from Latin American countries, IPPE is providing educational programs and networking activities for these attendees at the 2017 trade show.
Along with offering several free education programs, IPPE is featuring a Seminario Técnico para Maximizar la Eficiencia de la Industria Avícola program, presented entirely in Spanish, which will discuss improvements in the areas of breeding, incubation, grow-out, egg production, processing and health. The program will be offered on Jan. 30. Presenters include Dr. Rodrigo Espinosa and Dr. Marcelo Silva, Aviagen; Rafael Rivera, USPOULTRY; Dr. Leonardo Cotamo, AVIDESA; Dr. Angel Salazar, ISI Incubation; Juan DeVillena, Wayne Farms; Humberto Hernandez, Gainco; and Dr. Fernando Vargas, Merck.
While at IPPE, Latin American and Caribbean attendees can observe several cooking demonstrations for chicken, turkey, beef and pork on Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. There will also be an IPPE Welcome Reception held at the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, on Jan. 31, and all IPPE attendees are invited. Additionally, attendees will have an opportunity to vote on the best chili, which will be prepared by chefs featuring their favorite chili recipes for beef, pork and poultry, as well as participate in the hot wing eating competition where the winners of each “Heat” go on to compete eating sequentially hotter wings.