The turnout for the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been great, approaching 32,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world. This year saw an 8% increase in the number of buyers. In addition, the show has more than 573,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and 1,376 exhibitors. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn., the American Feed Industry Assn. and the North American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world's largest annual poultry, meat and animal food industry event of its kind.
“We are excited about the energy displayed by this year’s attendees and exhibitors. The expanded trade show floor, including the new BC-Hall, and attendee and exhibitor numbers continue to complement IPPE’s unparalleled education sessions, invaluable networking opportunities and extensive exhibits showcasing the latest innovative technology, equipment and services for our industries,” the three organizations stated.
The large trade show floor remains the central attraction. Exhibitors are displaying the most current technology in equipment, supplies and services used by industry companies in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and animal food products. Numerous companies are showcasing their new products at IPPE, with all phases of the animal food, meat and poultry industries represented, from live production and processing to further processing and packaging. The new BC-Hall is part of more than 600,000 sq. ft. of space for networking and attendee activities, including the Fuel Market Food Court, Poultry Museum and activities at the Event Zone.
The comprehensive education program schedule complements the exhibits by informing industry management about the newest issues affecting the industries. The 2020 lineup includes more than 200 hours of educational sessions, ranging from meat and poultry quality to biosecurity as it pertains to foreign animal disease to processing for antibiotic-free production.
Other featured events include the International Poultry Scientific Forum, the Latin American Poultry Summit, Beef 101 and Pork 101 Workshops, Pet Food Conference, TECHTalks program and publisher-sponsored programs, all of which have made IPPE the place to be in 2020.