Despite the short-lived tornado that struck the Georgia World Convention Centre around midday on day two, it was already evident that the addition this year of the American Meat Institute (AMI) to form a triumvirate of processing organisations with the AFIA and the US Poultry and Egg Association to form the new International Production and Processing Exposition (IPPE), was already on the way to a great success.
The show sees the filling of both Halls A and B to capacity at the Georgia World Congress Centre and the visitors had much to see and do despite the odd bucket that had been strategically placed to catch drips from leaks in the roof.
After an initially quiet first morning for IPPE, the end of day one and the morning of day two proved very popular. Exhibitors enjoyed a steady flow of guests with the crowds being more diverse than last year in our view, and with a healthy stream of Latin American and African visitors to the stand.
While meat and poultry exhibitors were presented in either the live production and processing, live production or live poultry production areas; feed-related exhibitors maintained their own section of Hall A and drew together ingredient, equipment and other suppliers. We hear the numbers in Hall A was a great reflection of the diversity of feed, milling and equipment technology!
The purpose of the show for us is to showcase the current International Milling Directory and other publications yielded a great deal. Perendale has been fortunate enough to have a team of three staff from the Headquarters in Atlanta solely for the event. The International Milling Directory was well received as was the Spanish-language editions of both Grain & Feed Milling Technology and International Aquafeed.
The final trilogy of the event is today, day three of three is here: the final trilogy of the event is today. At stand 1700 in Hall A2 will be your final opportunity to see and discuss our products, services and publications can do for you and your organisation.
The International Milling Directory congratulates the organisers on a great event and looks forward to next year’s offering. We look forward to the feedback, reviews and new emphasis for our responsibilities with the International Milling Directory in 2013. I expect the drive and commitment to be focussing more on our users, members and advertisers in producing and publishing the International Milling Directory for the next 6 months.
I hope you enjoyed this blog’s daily updates this week for IPPE!