The International Poultry Expo (IPE) – part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), and WATT Global Media have announced the dates for the new 2019 Latin American Poultry Summit, to be held Monday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Set to debut at the 2019 IPPE in Atlanta, Ga., USA, the summit will exclusively feature leading industry experts who will address technical topics covering live production and processing issues of greatest priority to Latin American poultry and egg professionals.

A program committee met at the 2018 IPPE to conduct planning for the Latin American Poultry Summit. Sponsored by IPE, WATT Global Media and ALA, the Latin American Poultry Summit planning committee consisted of the following individuals: Dr. Iván Alvarado, Merck; Dr. Jose Bruzual, Aviagen; Juanfra DeVillena, Wayne Farms; Juana Galvan, ALA; Edgar Oviedo, North Carolina State University; Benjamin Ruiz, WATT Global Media; Federico Sanchez, Chick Master; Herbert Trenchi, ALA; Dr. Daniel Valbuena, Hy-Line International; Dr. Pedro Villegas, University of Georgia; Rafael Rivera, USPOULTRY; and other WATT and USPOULTRY staff members.

The summit education sessions will cover broilers and layers, addressing topics such as welfare in poultry production, data management in a poultry farm, advancements in vaccination and health, biosecurity, gut health/microbiome, robotics in poultry production, new technology in feed manufacturing and storage, water as a nutrient source, and more. Simultaneous translation in Spanish, English and Portuguese will be offered for attendees.


Along with speakers discussing relevant topics affecting the Latin American poultry sector, lunch and a reception and dinner will be offered on Monday. Special recognition during the summit will also be provided for the Latin American Hall of Fame, founded in 1987 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 2019 IPPE show dates are Feb. 12 – 14, 2019, and the event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center. More information on the 2019 IPPE can be found at