In just a few days’ time, from 31 January until 2 February, visitors from all corners of the planet will gather in Atlanta Georgia. The IPPE is again preparing to welcome the global poultry industry to showcase the latest technological advancements.
At the 2016 IPPE, there were 1,301 exhibitors covering almost 465,000 net square feet of exhibit space, placing the show in the top 50 in the United States. The 2016 IPPE featured more than 7,280 international visitors from over 141 countries.
Latin American/Caribbean countries represent the largest region of international visitors, but there has been continued growth in numbers coming from Europe. Canada represents the largest single country outside the United States with regards to number of attendees. That is the mark the organisers are aiming for in the 2017 edition.
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IPPE attendees are encouraged to stop by Event Zone, C1305, for daily TECHTalks presentations. These short, educational presentations by exhibitors address operations and technical issues critical to all aspects of the feed, meat and poultry industries. However, for a real dive into the deep there are many symposiums to choose from. One, really novel one is the symposium on the food safety implications of whole genome sequencing. This programme will be held from 8 am to 10 am on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Dr John Besser, deputy chief, enteric diseases for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr Matthew Wise, outbreak response team lead for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Haley Oliver, associate professor of food science from Purdue University, will be presenting. Specific topics covered include: