This 2009 International Poultry Exposition is a significant opportunity for communication within our industry. Manufacturers and suppliers demonstrate to prospective clients their innovations in equipment, vaccines, dietary additives, pharmaceuticals and services.

U.S. Poultry arranges programs which allow top policy makers and research scientists to present data and to provide opinions on future developments which affect both productivity and profitability.

For a number of years U.S. Poultry has facilitated the joint meeting of the Southern Poultry Science Society and the Southern Conference on Avian Diseases now constituted as the International Poultry Scientific Forum (IPSF) which precedes the IPE.

Most of the U.S. poultry associations including the UEP, AAAP and specialty groups within the American Veterinarian Association confer and conduct business during the five-day period.

Reports on the scientific program of the IPSF and innovations displayed on the IPE floor are reviewed in the February edition of Egg Industry.

Exhibitors return

The return of a number of cage and equipment exhibitors who withdrew from the IPE in 2008 is welcome and attests to the importance of this event as a world-class exhibition with impact beyond North America.

U.S. Poultry is commended for its continuing efforts to improve the IPE and affiliated programs and to apply the excess funds to support research and promote the industry.