The International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), and WATT Global Media recently announced their collaboration to develop the Latin American Poultry Summit. Both groups are pleased to announce that the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA) will also be participating in the program development for the Latin American Poultry Summit, which will debut at the 2019 IPPE.

ALA has had a presence at IPPE for many years, and IPPE has participated in their biennial Latin American Poultry Congress reciprocally. ALA is currently developing new services to benefit their members and the entire Latin American poultry community. “This collaboration is timely, as it falls in line with the new initiatives we are developing,” remarked Dr. Juana Galvan, executive director of ALA.

The initial program committee will consist of the following individuals: Dr. Jose Bruzual, Aviagen; Dr. Luis Gomez, Boehringer Ingelheim; Humberto Hernandez, Gainco; Dr. Daniel Valbuena, Hy-Line International; Dr. Juana Galvan, Latin American Poultry Association; Dr. Iván Alvarado, Merck; Dr. Pedro Villegas, University of Georgia; Dr. Maritza Tamayo, Vetanco; Juan DeVillena, Wayne Farms; and others pending confirmation.


The Latin American Poultry Summit will address leading technical topics covering live production and processing issues of greatest priority to Latin American poultry and egg producers and processors. The program will have simultaneous translation in Spanish, English and Portuguese for attendees.

Along with speakers discussing relevant topics affecting the Latin American poultry sector, lunch and a reception and dinner will be offered. Special recognition will also be provided for the Latin American Hall of Fame during the summit, founded and presented by WATT Global Media and Industria Avícola magazine, to recognize people who have dedicated their lives to the advancement of the poultry industry in Latin America. Additionally, students and advisors participating in the USPOULTRY Foundation International Student Program will be recognized during the event. This program, created four years ago, brings approximately two dozen Latin American students, with their advisors, to the IPPE annually.

The 2018 IPPE will be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 1. With the Super Bowl coming to Atlanta in 2019, the IPPE show dates have been moved to Feb. 12 – 14, 2019. Mark your calendar to note this change in the IPPE trade show schedule for 2019 only.