Join an exclusive gathering of industry-changing innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology experts, investors and leading poultry producers at the Virtual Poultry Tech Summit on October 20-22, 2020. The online Summit will be webcast from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT each day followed by networking sessions.

The Poultry Tech Summit is the only event of its kind, facilitating the transition of innovative technologies from researchers and entrepreneurs into commercial applications for the benefit of the poultry industry. This year, the event will transition to a digital experience due to ongoing health and safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The agenda for the 2020 Virtual Poultry Tech includes:

In-depth presentations

During in-depth presentations, attendees will learn about innovative technologies that correlate videos of bird moment with production data and processing outcomes, use wearable sensors to improve performance and reduce turnover in processing line employees and leverage artificial intelligence to create biochemical profiles that help measure bird welfare and profitability of poultry production.


The 2020 Virtual Poultry Tech Summit will feature innovations for:


  • Improving broiler management with automated analysis of bird sounds
  • Using video imaging to estimate broiler weights
  • Automated chick handling, sexing and vaccination
  • Probiotics which prevent necrotic enteritis
  • In vivo testing of cellular and tissue immune response in feathers
  • Model for testing impact of feed interventions on broiler growth
  • Enhanced immersive chilling system for poultry carcasses
  • Blockchain’s role in traceability and how it can be enhanced

Expert panels

The online Summit will feature four panel sessions where industry experts will discuss the latest technologies that can help poultry integrators face challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, identify the transformation technologies of the future, highlight the consumer, technology and macroeconomic trends that will shape the competitive landscape for the protein market in the next 10 years and give perspectives on opportunities and challenges on areas of the poultry supply chain where technology could improve efficiency, cost and operations.

Panelists include Gordon Butland, director, G&S Agriconsultants; Osler Desouzart, CEO, OD Consulting; Philip Wilkinson, former Executive Director for 2 Sisters Food Group and Ingham’s; Gary McMurray, associate director, Georgia Tech Research institute; Dr. Scott Carter, VP, Microbials Business at Phibro Animal Health; David Speller, founder, OPTifarm; Paul Aho, economist, Poultry Perspective; Paul Cuatrecasas, founder, Aquaa Partners; Richard Kottmeyer, global food, agriculture and beverage leader, FTI Consulting and more.

Registration for the Virtual Poultry Tech Summit will open in mid-July. Make plans to attend and take a look at the future of the industry!

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