The poultry industry awaits WPC 2008
All those involved in the poultry industry can really
start looking forward to the 2008 World's Poultry Congress, taking place in
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia, this
So far, 1,800 participants have registered for the congress, including
1,400 delegates and 400 exhibition staff. It is anticipated that over 2,000
participants will be present at the show where 220 booths will be
The scientific/technical programme highlights include plenary sessions each
day, where Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty plus other leading â€œlightsâ€ of the
poultry industry worldwide will be participating. A full list of the plenary
speakers, as well as the full programme, are on the WPC website
The scientific programme has been broadened by the inclusion of the 6th
Asian-Pacific Poultry Health Congress (6APPHC), the 4th International Ratite
Science Symposium (4IRSS) and the 2008 Australian Poultry Information Exchange
(PIX) as affiliated meetings. Additionally, the triennial Australian
Poultry Convention and the annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium have been
subsumed into the Congress. Further, there are separate workshops for turkey
producers and pure breed poultry fanciers within the overall programme. The
programme is thus truly comprehensive offers something for everyone.
Special, interesting guest
Another point of interest at the congress is Howard Helmer's appearance at
the AECL (Australian Egg Corporation Limited) breakfast on 2 July - the World's
Fastest Omelette Maker, as noted in the Guinness Book of Records. Helmer will be
giving a demonstration on stage of his skill with the skillet, and will ask some
members of the audience to come up on stage and try to make an omelette under
The poultry industry is excited for this event and World Poultry encourages
all those interested to attend.
This will be the last congress retiring World Poultry Editor Wiebe
van der Sluis will take part in. On Thursday 3 July at 17:00 he will give a
presentation on 25 Year Research, Media and Money.
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