February 2, 2016
2016 IPPE: More than 30,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors
The 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world.
In addition, the show has 1,301 exhibitors, a new record, with more than 464,750 net square feet of exhibit space, based on unaudited numbers.
"This year's tremendous exhibitor and attendance numbers are a tribute to IPPE's unparalleled education sessions, abundant networking opportunities and distinctive exhibits," a joint statement by US Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute, said. "The enthusiasm and energy displayed by this year's attendees and exhibitors will only ensure the success and growth of future IPPEs."
The central attraction is the large exhibit floor. Exhibitors showcased the most current innovations in equipment, supplies and services used by industry firms in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products.
Numerous companies highlighted their new products at the trade show. All phases of the feed, meat and poultry industry are represented, from live production and processing to further processing and packaging.
The wide variety of educational programmes complemented the exhibits by keeping industry management apprised on the latest issues and events. This year's educational line-up featured 25 programmes, ranging from a conference on challenges and opportunities in meat product traceability, to a programme on the Veterinary Feed Directive, to a technical seminar on maximising the efficiency of the poultry industry conducted entirely in Spanish.
Other featured events included the International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Pork 101 Workshop, Tech XChangeprogramme, Meat Me in @LANTA activities and publisher-sponsored programmes, all of which have made the 2016 IPPE the leading annual protein and feed event in the world.