- Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012: 12 – 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The entire week in which the Expos will be held, Jan. 23 through 27, has been officially designated as "IPE/IFE Week," with an emphasis on educational programs rounding out the events. With the Expos starting at noon on Tuesday, the shift will help allow an increase in the number of education programs available at the front and back ends of the Expos. According to U.S. Poultry and Egg Association President John Starkey and American Feed Industry Association President and CEO Joel G. Newman, events like the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit and USPOULTRY and AFIA Education Programs are an important part of the Expos, providing people with an additional purpose for attending. “We are working on a tentative schedule of conferences for 2012 to include several new programs designed to provide our attendees and exhibitors with the most up-to-date, relevant information concerning the poultry and feed industry,” said Starkey.