The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is a collaboration of three shows - International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and the International Poultry Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association, North American Meat Institute and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The show brings together more than 30,000 attendees from over 120 countries.
IPPE is the annual flagship event for the meat, poultry and feed industries. This single event offers the largest variety of education and interactive exhibits for everyone from feed to fork, in the egg, poultry and meat industries. Attendees include representatives from all over the world including operation and plant managers, purchasing agents, engineers, and researchers from the world's top feed, meat processing and packing and poultry companies.
IPPE is the only trade show that gives back 100 percent of its revenues to the industry. Sponsoring organizations use the revenues to provide critical research, education, crisis management assistance, public relations and regulatory assistance for your business.
Atlanta is home to the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), which makes it easy to get to IPPE from almost any corner of the world. Check the IPPE website for Delta discounts to Atlanta. For those looking to drive, Atlanta is also accessible by a number of interstates including I-75, I-85 and I-20.
Some hotels are within walking distance of the GWCC. Hotels that are more than a walk away in the IPPE block are serviced by IPPE shuttles. The MARTA rail system is a quick option for getting to the show if you are located in the Midtown, Buckhead and Perimeter areas of Atlanta or from the airport. Ride-share companies, like Uber and Lyft, are readily accessible at hotels, restaurants and the Georgia World Congress Center. A transportation guide with hotel specific information is also available on the IPPE website.
Parking is available for $16.95 a day in the red lot (near B-building) and the gold lot (near C-building). Discounted advanced parking tickets can be purchased from the Georgia World Congress Center website.
A free shuttle service is offered from the GWCC to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the last day of the Expo. The shuttle will begin after 3 p.m. on Thursday and will run until 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Look for the shuttle signage outside of the C-Building on the Northside Drive entrance.
Registration for the 2018 IPPE will open in August. For the 2018 show, online registration prior to Dec. 31 is $50. Starting Jan. 1, the cost of registration increases to $100. Companies who are members of the American Feed Industry Association, the North American Meat Institute or U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, who process meat, poultry and eggs or manufacture animal feed or pet food, may qualify for the "Members to Atlanta (M2A)" program that provides free registration. Select your company when registering to see if you qualify.
Be on the lookout for information regarding registration for the 2019 show.
More than 140 hours of educational programing are offered during IPPE. Some non-fee based education programs are included with your registration. Fee-based programs can be added during the registration process or onsite.
No. Everyone who is of walking age is required to wear a badge and parents are responsible for their children. We do offer complimentary youth registration and complimentary student registration with a valid student ID.
For those who register online you can bring your registration confirmation or have it available on your smart phone upon arriving at IPPE. Proceed to the scan and go (red) area to scan and print your badge. M2A registrants will have their badges mailed to them. Exhibitors with registrations of 10 or more can select to have their badges mailed, and the badges are mailed as a group to the contact person. If you do not receive your badge by mail, you will be emailed your confirmation and can use it to pick your badge up at the GWCC when registration is open Sunday-Thursday.
Letters of invitation are available online during the registration process. Once your registration is completed and processed, you will receive your letter of invitation and registration confirmation by email. IPPE does not send letters to embassies or other individuals on your behalf.
The International Business Center is located in the A/B Connector at the GWCC. Staff is on hand to help facilitate purchasing. Meeting rooms, translators and a directory of exporters is also available in the International Business Center.
Translators will be located at the Information Center in the B-Building and C-Building lobbies, as well as at the International Business Center, located in the connector between Halls A and B. IPPE Ambassadors will also be available. They are multi-lingual personnel located in the lobbies of the IPPE. They are typically wearing vests and carry hand-held signs that say, "ASK ME." They provide help in locating meeting rooms and services for attendees.
You can search for IPPE exhibitors through Map Your Show. The Watt International Directory Guide and the IPPE Pocket Planner also have exhibitor listings, and this information will be offered at the show. The IPPE mobile makes it very easy to search and find exhibitors and map your course to the booth of your choice. The IPPE mobile app will be available in November through iTunes and Google Play.
Coat and baggage storage is available all three days of the show inside of the registration hall in the B-Building and in the lobby (next to the gift shop) in the C-Building. Items can be held for $3 per item.
If you lose your badge, return to the registration area in the B or C lobbies where you will find the lost badge desk. There will be a charge of $10 to reprint your badge. Badges are required for show floor access.
Conveniently located in the B-Building and C-Building entrance lobbies, FedEx business center offer copies, computer rentals, document finishing and shipping. Wheelchair and scooter rentals are available at the FedEx in the B-Building lobby.
Tickets to the Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium are free, but must be picked up in B-Building and C-Building lobbies at the Welcome Reception ticket booth. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting on Monday at noon and Tuesday at 10 a.m.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce Program
The International Production & Processing Expo is part of the International Buyer Program of the U.S. Commercial Service.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
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