Our coverage of the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) wraps up today and a special thank you goes out to our sponsor Novus International for making it possible. Nearly all the photos have been uploaded and you can see audio posted throughout the coming week on here and AgWired.com. Here are a few stats from this year’s event courtesy of our friends at U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.
IPPE is the largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,288 exhibitors with more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event of its kind.
The central attraction was the large exhibit floor. Exhibitors demonstrated the latest innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by industry firms in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products. Numerous companies use the annual event to highlight their new products. All phases of the poultry, feed and meat industry were represented, from live production and processing to further processing and packaging.
The “largest-ever” education slate complemented the exhibits by keeping industry management informed on the latest issues and events. This year’s educational line-up featured 25 programs, ranging from a conference on antibiotic use in the meat and poultry industry, to a program on how to export feed and feed ingredients to the United States, to a technical seminar on maximizing the efficiency of the poultry industry conducted entirely in Spanish.
Photos from the event can be found here:
2015 International Production and Processing Expo Photos