2006 International Poultry Exposition
By Canadian Poultry
AI uncertainty won’t stop this show
By Canadian Poultry
AI uncertainty won’t stop this show. The International Poultry Exposition (IPE) highlights every aspect of
the poultry and egg industry, including: live production, hatchery,
commercial egg, processing, feed milling, marketing and all support.
The world’s largest tradeshow for products and services for the poultry industry will be held January 25-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The International Poultry Exposition (IPE) highlights every aspect of the poultry and egg industry, including: live production, hatchery, commercial egg, processing, feed milling, marketing and all support activities.
The event draws so many people and exhibitors that it was named to the International Association for Exhibition Management’s IAEM 250 in 2005– indicating that it is one of 250 largest exhibitions in the world. Last year, the IPE attracted 18,763 visitors to Atlanta and over 800 international exhibitors displayed their goods and services.
What’s new in 2006
The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, sponsor of the IPE, has made enhancements to the educational program and is offering expanded networking opportunities for attendees.
To combine business with pleasure, USPOULTRY has partnered with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, two professional sports teams (the Thrashers and the Hawks) and several area restaurants and attractions to line up International Poultry Expo Nights. The promotional campaign includes discount tickets to sports games, and incentives for local restaurants. “Many business deals are consummated after show hours. This program gives attendees and exhibitors a way to interact, lower their costs and experience more of the city in the process,” says Don Dalton, USPOULTRY President.
Discounted tickets are available for the Atlanta Thrashers vs. Carolina Hurricanes game, the Atlanta Hawks vs. Cavaliers match-up, and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. For more information, visit www.IPE06.org.
Also new for 2006 is a free Export Seminar, held prior to the IPE on Tuesday, January 24th. The seminar will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the GWCC. The two-part program is designed to assist companies that want to increase their bottom line through global expansion.
The first session, Strategies and Resources for Going International, will cover export assistance programs, market entry strategies and free trade agreements. The session speaker is Tom Strauss, who oversees U.S. Commercial Service operations in Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Puerto Rico.
The second session will feature two representatives from the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council, speaking on U.S. Poultry and Egg Exports: Exportation Without Subsidization.
Registration for the export seminar is free, however attendees must register separately in advance. Online registration is available at www.ipe06.org/registration/export/ex_reg.cfm.
Once again, The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association will sponsor a Grower Day at the 2006 International Poultry Expo. It will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. Growers who present a special coupon or ad at the GWCC will be admitted for only $5 (USD), a savings of $45. Pre-registration for Grower Day is not available. Coupons or ads must be presented to a cashier on Friday. The purpose of the grower day is so that “growers can learn more about the processing side of the business and interact with attendees from around the world who share similar interests and concerns,” says Don Dalton.
Bring your spouse/companion
For an exciting and informative look at Atlanta, the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association is planning a spouse/companion program on Thursday, January 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center. For $49 U.S., attendees and their spouses/companions can tour two Atlanta landmarks, Swan House and Tullie Smith Farm, and signature exhibitions at the Atlanta History Center. Lunch and transportation is included. For more information, visit www.ipe06.org/registration/spouse/s_reg.cfm.
Education is a high priority for the IPE. One of the most informative components of the expo is the educational program. The educational program will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, in Room C204 of the GWCC. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. (see box). Admission is free for anyone who is registered for the IPE.
Travel and accommodation
Reservations for accommodation during the IPE can be made several ways. Hotel reservations are available by phone, fax, mail, and online at www.ipe06.org. To reserve by phone, call 1-800-480-4364 (U.S. and Canada) and 972-349-7645 (International).