American Meat Institute to co-locate with IPE/IFE in 2013
US Poultry & Egg Association (USPoultry) and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) have signed an agreement with the American Meat Institute (AMI) to co-locate the AMI tradeshow with the IPE/IFE in Atlanta, annually in January, starting in 2013.
The three shows will operate under one umbrella creating one of the largest 50 shows in the United States.
It is expected that the entire show will include more than 1,000 exhibitors and close to 1,000,000 square feet (almost 93,000 m2)of exhibit space.
The meat and poultry exhibits will be combined on one large show floor, and the IFE will be held in the adjacent hall. One badge will allow all attendees into any exhibit.
“We are very excited about this partnership with AMI, and the co-location is something our exhibitors have asked about for a long time. The consolidation of the tradeshows will allow our respective organizations to build on the synergies of the poultry, feed, and meat sectors, as well as provide a benefit to our exhibitors and members who produce or exhibit across multiple protein sectors,” commented John Starkey, President of USPoultry.
The 2012 International Poultry Expo / International Feed Expo is being held this week at the Georgia World Congress Center. The next show will be held January 28-31, 2013.