For the second year running, the International Poultry Expo (IPE) and the International Feed Exposition (IFE) will be held together at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, from Jan. 23-25. The joint expositions include new products and services, educational programs, and social activities. IFE's audience reflects every facet of the feed industry.

Both expos attract business owners, executives, managers, and growers from around the world. Every industry segment will be represented, including: feed manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, feed milling, live production, hatchery, processing, further processing, packaging, commercial egg, marketing, and all support activities.

Egg producers will find products in packaging, equipment, and services, as well as the latest technology solutions to egg production throughout the 16 acres of exhibits.


The InfoMart Theater returns for the 2008 IPE and IFE, at the GWCC. The theater, which debuted at the 2005 expo, features free educational presentations by exhibitors on the latest technologies and innovations for the poultry, egg and feed sectors of the industry. Theaters will be located in Section C1 of Building C and Aisle 5400 of Building B. The programs will run from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 23-24.

Feed, Environment, Egg Processing, Health, Poultry Production, Incubation/Hatchery, Cooling/Refrigeration, Processing, Sanitation, and Service are the topics to be covered in the InfoMart Theaters. Participating exhibitors include: Admix; BluePrint Automation; CDC Software; Commodity & Ingredient Hedging; Computerway Food Systems; CyberAgra; Danisco Animal Nutrition; Dosatron International; Dow Biocides; Egg Chick Automated Technologies (ECAT); Feed Management Systems; Fullscope; GTC Nutrition; Habasit Belting; Heat and Control; IDEXX Laboratories; The Industrial Fumigant; Innovative Equipment Solutions; Inverness Medical, Point of Care Diagnostics; Kemin; Kunafi n The Insectary'; Leeson Electric; PraxAir Food Technologies; Lubrication Engineers; Meyn America; OCS Checkweighers; Peripheral Mowers; Quality Technology International; Schering-Plough Animal Health; Stork Food Systems; The Pelleting Answer; Trash Typhoon; Wm. Goodyear; and Xenobiotic Detection Systems.

Matching Buyers with Suppliers

The 2008 IPE and IFE initiates a new program designed to facilitate matching buyers with suppliers. The Buyer Connection Program will allow buyers to use a neutral area to meet with IPE/IFE exhibiting suppliers.

Meeting rooms will be set up as an enclosed office complex in C-Hall of the GWCC. There will be no charge, and the room reservations are available on a first-come/first-served basis. The Buyer Connection area will have phone, fax and wireless capabilities and a receptionist. The room availability is restricted to members of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association who are actively involved in the production and processing of poultry meat and eggs and members of the American Feed Industry Association who make compounded feed and who are meeting with representatives of IPE /IFE exhibiting companies.


"We have developed the Buyer Connection as a means for the attendees who are members of our organizations to have a place to meet in a neutral, professional setting conveniently located on the floor of the show with suppliers who are exhibiting," says Charlie Olentine, executive vice president of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

For more information on the Buyer Connection Program, e-mail or phone (770) 493-9401.


With much of today's economic focus on using resources wisely and improving utility efficiency, the expositions include two special pavilions highlighting the latest in resource innovation. The new program, ECO-Innovation, will spotlight issues such as using poultry litter for fertilizer or fuel, using poultry fat as bio-fuel, fluorescent lighting, wastewater recycling, and high efficiency motors and equipment.

Both B and C-Halls of the GWCC will showcase exhibitors who specialize in products to improve efficiency and utilization of natural resources. In addition to commercial exhibits, educational displays will provide information on current and future conservation technologies.

"People come to our show looking for answers and solutions to the issues that confront them in their daily operations. This program will enable our attendees to understand new eco-friendly technology that will ultimately save them money and make them good environmental stewards," says Olentine.

Free wireless Internet access will be available in Halls B and C to make it easier for attendees to stay in touch with the office and conduct business. The Wi-Fi service will be available Monday through Friday, Jan. 21-25.

UEP Events

In addition to the IPE and the IFE, the United Egg Producers has several planned events to be held in conjunction with the Expos. UEP committee and board meetings will be held Jan. 22 and 23 at the Omni Hotel. These events will be followed by the popular annual breakfast briefing on Jan. 24.