The quality of the traffic in the Expo halls, enthusiasm from attendees and exhibitors in reconnecting with their colleagues, and participation in the educational offerings made for a highly productive 2022 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). A total of 1,121 exhibitors showcased their latest technology and solutions, occupying more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space. IPPE is the world's largest annual poultry, meat and animal food industry event of its kind and is one of the 30 largest trade shows in the United States.

“The level of energy at the 2022 IPPE was extremely exciting, especially considering these past two challenging years. As we heard from many attendees and exhibitors, IPPE exceeded their expectations,” commented IPPE show organizers. IPPE is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute. “While we recognize that not all of our industry colleagues could be with us this year, the optimism felt from attendees proved there is a strong need for fostering personal relationships and professional development. So, we hope to see them again at next year’s IPPE.”

The 2022 IPPE had almost 22,000 registered attendees from the poultry, meat and animal food industry. Despite the challenges of travel, approximately 21% of registered attendees were international, representing 110 countries. As in previous years, Latin America had the strongest international presence, representing 51% of international registrants.

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In addition to complementing the exhibit floor, a week-long schedule of education programs helped drive attendance and provided information to industry professionals on the latest issues. This year’s educational line-up featured 120-plus hours of sessions, ranging from regulatory issues pertaining to the animal food industry, animal agriculture sustainability, market trends and a multilingual program focused on broiler and layer production and processing issues affecting Latin America.

Next year’s International Production & Processing Expo will be held Jan. 24–26, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Show updates and attendee and exhibitor information are available at ippexpo.org.