The International Production & Processing Expo is targeting young professionals who normally would not have the opportunity to attend the IPPE. The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) want to recognize professional leadership qualities and to provide exposure to the world's largest trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of feed and pet food products. The program not only exposes these young leaders to the latest technology, but also allows them to attend valuable educational programs to assist in their leadership development.
Goal:
To invest in and engage young professionals who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or the production of animal or poultry feed.
Details for applicants:
  • Must work for companies directly involved in the production and/or processing of poultry and meat or the production of animal or poultry feed and are members of any of the following IPPE sponsoring organizations: AFIA, NAMI or USPOULTRY.
  • Age between 21-29 years old at the time the application is received.
  • Have support of senior staff at their company.
  • Executives may nominate no more than two (2) individuals per company.
  • Nomination must be received by Sept. 30, 2017 with a signature from a member of your management team.
  • A panel of industry professionals will review applications.
  • Winners will be notified by Oct. 16, 2017.
Selected Individuals will receive the following:
  • Accommodations for two nights (Tuesday and Wednesday nights) at a hotel contracted through IPPE. The participant's hotel room reservation must be made via the program coordinator. (Please note. hotel reservations made by participants or their company cannot be exchanged for a complimentary hotel room.)
  • Breakfast with a keynote speaker on Wednesday.
  • Registration for the trade show and all complimentary educational programs offered the IPPE.
  • Registration for one paid workshop at the IPPE.
  • A plaque recognizing their selection as a "Young Leader."
  • Complimentary tickets to attend the Meat Industry Hall of Fame ceremony and reception/dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Omni Hotel.
Selected individuals will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the IPPE, as well as any incidental expenses incurred, including any additional in-room costs.
*The deadline to apply for the IPPE 30 Under 30 Program has passed.