Poultry and feed industry leaders throughout the United States and around the world are making plans to travel to Atlanta for the 2011 International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo, January 26-28. It is sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association.
In 2010, the annual event attracted 19,000 attendees from all over the United States and 100 other countries. The main attraction was the giant exhibit floor, featuring 800 exhibiting companies displaying the latest technology, equipment, supplies, and services for every segment of poultry and egg production and processing and feed manufacturing.
The 2011 show will feature even more exhibits and a comprehensive line-up of education programs that will keep industry management up to date on important issues. The International Poultry Scientific Forum is scheduled Monday and Tuesday.
Returning for 2011 after being so well received last year, the “Members to Atlanta” (M2A) program will waive the registration fee for member firms of USPOULTRY and AFIA engaged in the production of poultry, egg, and feed products. The program is supported through the sponsorship of elite exhibiting companies. They include Agranco Corp. USA, Alaso, Alltech, Aviagen, Cobb-Vantress, Diamond V Mills, ISI-Incubator Supply, Jamesway, Marel Stork Poultry Processing, Pfizer Poultry Health, and Val-Co. M2A is available only through on-line registration.
“We thank these elite exhibiting companies for supporting the M2A program,” said Steve Willardsen, Cargill Value Added Meats, Wichita, KS, and USPOULTRY chairman. “It played an important role increasing attendance and contributing to the success of the 2010 Expo. We expect M2A to be even better utilised this year and continue to add excitement through the involvement of these key sponsors.”
USPOULTRY and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau are teaming up again to promote FeatherFest. Participating local restaurants will compete for the “Best Of,” with menu categories featuring poultry and egg dishes. Many Atlanta restaurants will also be offering specials and discounts during IPE week.
International Poultry Expo 2011