The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is planning a variety of free activities and networking opportunities for IPPE attendees. IPPE will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from Jan. 31 – Feb. 2.
IPPE attendees are encouraged to stop by Event Zone, C1305, for daily TECHTalks presentations. These short, educational presentations by exhibitors will address operations and technical issues critical to all aspects of the feed, meat and poultry industries. The presentations will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 31; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 1; and 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 2.
A Poultry History Museum/Hall of Fame display can be viewed in Booth C60 in the C-Lobby. The display takes attendees back to the beginnings of the American poultry industry and describes how the industry became the world's largest producer of poultry products.
Stop by Booth C305 in the C-Hall to see firsthand the iconic Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. Dating back to 1936, the vehicle has evolved through several generations of design to provide a reflection on the styles of the times.
IPPE will be hosting a Chicken and Turkey Cutting and Cooking Demo at the Event Zone, Booth C1309, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. Aliza Catz, corporate executive chef and director of culinary innovation for West Liberty Foods, will showcase healthy and convenient ideas on how to cook poultry.
The 5th Annual Chili Cook-off contest is planned for 2:30 p.m. on Jan 31. A group of highly competitive Atlanta chefs will prepare their favorite chili recipes featuring beef, pork and poultry. Attendees can sample and vote for their favorite chili at the Event Zone, Booth C1309. The “Best Chili” award will be presented at 4 p.m. to the winning chef.
The Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 with Big Dutchman sponsoring the event. Complimentary tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to all IPPE attendees. Tickets will be distributed at a special desk in the B-Building and C-Building lobbies on Monday and Tuesday of the Expo.
IPPE is again welcoming back Steve Olson and Chef Francesco Abbinanti, C.E.C., for an encore Beef and Pork Cutting and Cooking presentation as they demonstrate and prepare the latest trends in cuts of meat products for creating convenient meals. Join them from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Event Zone, Booth C1309, on Feb. 1.
IPPE is inviting attendees to see if they can stand the heat by hosting a Hot Wing Eating Contest where the winners of each "Heat" go on to compete eating sequentially hotter wings. The Hot Wing Eating Contest is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, at the Event Zone, Booth C1309. Winners will receive Visa gift cards, and other souvenirs will be distributed.
IPPE is expected to attract more than 30,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows—International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo—representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available at www.ippexpo.org.