General Show Questions

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 held annually in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A., at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), which is located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.
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.
  • 2019: Feb. 12 - 14
  • 2020: Jan. 28 - 30
  • 2021: Jan. 26 - 28
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.

Logistics

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.
Experient is the official hotel provider for IPPE. Attendees receive special discounts at convention hotels throughout the city. Hotel blocks for the 2019 IPPE will be open for reservations on Sept. 17.
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.
Parking is available for a discounted rate the red deck (near B-building), the yellow lot (convenient to C-building) and the gold deck (near C-building). Discounted advanced parking tickets can be purchased from the Georgia World Congress Center website, a discount code will be provided in early 2019 for the 2019 show.

Addresses for the parking lots are:
• Red Deck: 8 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
• Yellow Lot: 465 Ivan Allen Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30303
• Gold Deck: 127 Northside Drive NW, GA 30314

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.

Dart Transportation offers shuttle and executive car service to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Travelers can choose to ride in a shared-ride shuttle with fellow passengers or reserve a private, non-stop shuttle. Black car service is also available through our Executive Car line, including luxury sedans and SUVs. A link and discount code will be available in January 2019 for the 2019 show.

Shuttles to most IPPE block hotels will load and drop off outside of C-Building on Northside Drive.
February is characterized by daily temperatures ranging around 54°F to 61°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 72°F or dropping below 41°F.

Registration

Registration for the 2019 IPPE will open on Sept. 17. For the 2019 show, online registration prior to Jan. 15, 2019, is $50. Starting Jan. 15, 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 200+ 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. View the entire lineup of educational programs being offered at the 2019 IPPE here.
IPPE does not offer refunds, name or company changes.
Media can request access to attend IPPE through the following link. Scroll down to "Exhibitor Services" and click on the "gvenable@uspoultry.org" email address.
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.
Upon completion of registration process, attendees will have the opportunity to save and print their confirmation and will also receive a confirmation email. Bring the confirmation to with you to the registration area in the C-Lobby or the International Lobby at the main entrance to the A/B halls of the Georgia World Congress Center. Proceed to Scan & Go Badge Pick-Up to have your badge printed. Photo ID may be required. Badge pick-up and registration opens Sunday, Feb. 10, from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and opens daily at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. A badge pick-up kiosk will also be available in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Avenue) and Westin Peachtree Plaza (210 Peachtree Street) on Monday, Feb. 11, from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

International

To obtain a visa to visit IPPE, you need to contact the embassy in your country.
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.
Stop by a GWCC information booth in the B-Lobby or C-Lobby, where attendants will have listings of nearby places to exchange money based on the currency you have.
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.

During the Show

  • Tue., Feb. 12: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wed., Feb. 13: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thur., Feb. 14: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hall A will have feed equipment and animal feed ingredients. Hall B will have meat and poultry processing and packaging. Hall C will have genetics, incubation, live production, and egg production and processing.
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 app 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.
Food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the GWCC. Food courts are offered in all three halls. Food trucks will also be located outside the GWCC during IPPE.
A detailed schedule for the 2019 IPPE will be coming soon. For a schedule of educational programs, click here. While attending the show, the schedule can be found in the show pocket guide, WATT directory and on the IPPE mobile app.
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 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 and must be worn at all times.
Conveniently located in the B-Building and C-Building entrance lobbies, FedEx business center offer copies, computer rentals, document finishing and shipping.
Charging stations will be located randomly throughout the main lobbies of B-Building and C-Building as well as in the networking lounge areas on the show floor.
Wi-Fi accessibility is available at no charge on the exhibit floors. In the lobbies and general meeting areas of GWCC, Wi-Fi is accessible through the WATTMedia19 network..
Tickets to the Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium are free, but must be picked up in A-Building, 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.
Wheelchair and scooter rentals are available at the FedEx in the B-Building lobby.