During the International Poultry Council (IPC) annual meeting held recently in Sydney, Australia, Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council was reelected as president of the organization.

Joining Sumner on the executive committee are Tage Lysgaard of a.v.e.c., the European Poultry Association, as first vice president; Ricardo Santin of ABEF, the Brazilian Association of Poultry Producers and Exporters, as second vice president; Cesar de Anda of UNA, the Mexican Poultry Producers Association, as treasurer; and at-large members, Dr. Mohammed el-Shafei of Egypt and Dr. Wang Xiulin of the China Poultry Association.

IPC members approved Dr. Vivien Kite, deputy executive director of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation, as an additional at-large member of the executive committee.

Headquartered in Paris, the IPC was organized in 2005 as a cooperative forum for the world’s poultry-producing countries. The organization is comprised of 23 countries representing approximately 85% of the world’s poultry production, and nearly 96% of global trade in poultry meat.