The lights that burnt late into the night have been extinguished, workers have retired after completing a gruelling marathon of tasks and dawn has broken over Atlanta city in the USA: all is ready for the opening of the world’s largest feed, poultry and meat exposition, IPPE 2014. It opened today at 15:00 GMT/10am local time.
Over 25,000 visitors are expected to pass through the halls of the Georgia World Congress Centre, right at the heart of the Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, over the next three days and where a new rotating ‘eye’ overlooks the venue.
Meetings by various groups – including the International Feed Industry Federation’s ‘Feed Regulators Meeting’ – have already taken place and more are to come, co-ordinated to maximise their impact by aliening themselves with this major event.
For example, the holders of the Dutch VIV intensive livestock production exposition organisers, VNU, is hosting an ‘International Pork Production Summit 2014 USA is being hosted on January 29, 2014 right in the heart of this poultry event.
Many individual companies exhibiting at IPPE, such as AB Vista which held its reception in the Omni Hotel to welcome national and international customers to Atlanta, hosted events.
Atlanta in January is a major destination for the Latin poultry sector as well as its feed interests. With the addition of the American Meat Institutes (AMI), the venue has widened it’s appeal and is of even more interest to other farmed species including fish!
Individual companies, such as AB Vista‘s reception in the Omni Hotel to welcome national and international customers to Atlanta.
In 2013, more than 26,000 trade visitors from over 110 countries came to Atlanta, Georgia, to see the range of products and services offered by over 1180 exhibitors. There were 5448 international visitors represented at the expo, and the largest group from a single country outside the United States was Canada. The largest region represented was Latin America / Caribbean
If you are attending the event, why not come along to stand 1700 at IPPE and have a chat with the team.