2012 IPE Conference On The Future Of The American Poultry Industry

October 11, 2011
October 11, 2011 – The International Poultry Expo will host a conference titled, “Charting the Course: An Executive Conference on the Future of the American Poultry Industry,” as a key component of its educational programs at the 2012 Expo.
The conference will be moderated by Mike Donohue, Vice President of Agri Stats, Inc., and will examine current economic conditions, global competitiveness, and provide a vision of the American poultry industry in the coming years. The conference is free of charge to all Expo attendees.
Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the 2012 edition of the IPE is set for January 24-26, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Charting the Course Executive Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, from 8 a.m. – Noon.
“Perhaps in no other time in the history of poultry processing and production have the challenges been greater for our industries,” said USPOULTRY chairman, Gary Cooper, Cooper Farms, Oakwood, OH. “Our industry currently faces high input costs, social concerns, government regulations, and international competition, while trying to keep abreast of the increasing global demand for food. The Charting the Course poultry conference was added to the 2012 IPE/IFE educational programs to help provide industry leaders with a view to the current and upcoming challenges and opportunities facing our industry,” Cooper said.
Several prominent guests will be on hand to give presentations. Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco, will conduct a presentation on Making Safe, Affordable and Abundant Food a Global Reality. Jim Paulsen, Chief Investment Strategist for Wells Capital Management, will discuss current and future economic conditions with an Economic Outlook presentation. Adriaan Weststrate and David Nelson, Rabobank International, will look at the drivers and issues for the future in their presentation, Global Competitiveness, during the poultry breakout session.
Other topics to be addressed as part of the Casting a Vision for the American Poultry Industry poultry breakout session are Technology vs. Labor, Management Development and Succession Planning, Social Issues, and University Research Panel – Current, Needed, What if?
The conference agenda can be viewed at www.ipeweek12.org.

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