Planning for a Safe, In-Person 2022 IPPE
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is having an in-person trade show in Atlanta, January 25 - 27! IPPE is a critical part of the poultry, animal food and meat industry's continuing development, offering timely and important information and an efficient way for producers and processors to find solutions our businesses need to continue operations. It is the only annual exposition of its kind showcasing the latest solutions and technologies for the global animal food and protein industries. IPPE management realizes that there is a lot of uncertainty right now. However, everyone is anxious to get back to business, and IPPE is committed to having an event in 2022.
IPPE management is monitoring the changing conditions and will follow state guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will coordinate with our facility partners at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), hotels in our official block, vendors, transportation and service providers. We will continue to adjust the onsite operations as new guidance comes out and conditions inevitably change.
The GWCC is a state entity with extraordinary depth of knowledge on how to maintain a safe and secure trade show environment with direct access to the most up-to-date governmental guidance at all levels. The GWCC was the first convention center in the United States to achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the GWCC demonstrated compliance with the program’s 20 elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.
IPPE is committed to minimizing risk and will be working together with you, our exhibitors, partners and vendors to follow precautions governing safe business conduct. To aid in this effort, key IPPE staff have also achieved GBAC Star™ accreditation. IPPE staff will be planning the show floors, the exhibit halls and conference classrooms to produce a safe event.
The following are some safety initiatives that will be incorporated for the 2022 IPPE. Please note that the safety initiatives may change as public health authorities make new recommendations on protocols.
- Encourage the vaccination of participants
- Encourage masks for unvaccinated participants
- Disinfection and cleaning of all public spaces, restrooms and high-touch building areas
- Frequent disinfection of GWCC common areas and meeting rooms
- Hand sanitizer stations made available throughout the facility and event floor
- Encourage social distancing measures where appropriate
Please read this information carefully for the latest developments on coronavirus and COVID-19 policies and procedures that will be put in place across the 2022 IPPE experience-onsite and off. All information is based on current conditions. Included are links to various IPPE vendor, city and state government, and travel and hotel partner websites. Access these sites for vital information regarding your 2022 IPPE attendance.
Before the Show
During the Show
COVID-19 Testing Sites