The 2008 World’s Poultry Congress Chairman, Dr. Bob Pym, spoke with Industria Avícola editor Chris Wright in a video interview to discuss what was new at this year’s Congress, and reflect on the success of the event.
Dr. Pym spoke of combining all of the Australian poultry congresses into the vast World’s Poultry Congress, maximizing the delegate attendance in excess of 2,000 delegates, and concurrently, maximizing sponsorship as well. The exposure of both exhibitors and delegates proved a successful move concerning visibility and networking for all involved.
The exhibition was the largest staged in Australia to date, with 220 booths. With lectures and informational sessions in both the morning and afternoon, delegates could peruse the exhibition floor at their will. Dr. Pym stressed the success of incorporating the Congress participants in the exhibition as much as possible. Areas for morning tea and lunch were included in the exhibition area for the convenience of attendees.
One of the highlights Dr. Pym pointed out was the “Poultry Information Exchange” that occurred during the first few days of the Congress. Normally occurring as an annual meeting in Australia, the “Poultry Information Exchange” was brought into the World’s Poultry Congress as an area to discuss the applied aspects of mainly production, thus creating a new, important element in the Congress. Watch the video here.