TECHTalks presentations are designed to provide exhibiting companies with an additional opportunity for dialogue and discussion with their customers and IPPE attendees about specific, individual topics. Technical, non-sales session descriptions are submitted by exhibiting suppliers, reviewed by IPPE organizers and technical staff and presented by scientific and technical experts from the exhibiting companies. Presentations are selected on technical merit and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Show management reserves the right to schedule presentation times and assign location at its discretion. Applications will be available under the Exhibitor tab at www.ippexpo.org beginning August 29, 2022.
Presentations will be scheduled during IPPE show hours beginning Tuesday, January 24, and continuing through Thursday, January 26, 2023. Presentations including scientific data to support hypothesis or conclusions are given preference by the review committee. Animal Feed and Live and Egg Production Technology topics will be assigned to the two TECHTalks Theaters, one in both Feed and Production segments of B Hall. Topics will cover Feed Ingredients, Feed Equipment, Animal Health, Genetics, Incubation, Live Production, and Egg Production and Processing related technology. Meat and Poultry Processing, Robotics, and Packaging technology will be the topics highlighted in the C-Hall Theater.
Session descriptions will be accepted in the following categories:
- Poultry/Livestock Production Technology
Presentations should cover how new technology can be utilized in livestock and poultry production. Presentations can address the need for new system development in response to changing regulations or consumer preferences concerning animal production.
- Food Safety Interventions and Ingredients
Presentations should cover new technologies associated with food safety, including ingredients, intervention, and validation technologies.
- Recent Analytical Methods for Pathogens
Presentations should cover new analytical methods that increase the selectivity or sensitivity of diagnostic methods for biological, chemical, or physical hazards. Presentations may also cover the statistical confidence associated with the sampling and testing schemes and the use of statistical process control to evaluate trends in results
- Animal Feed Technology
Presentations should cover how new technology for animal food manufacturing and innovative nutritional programs can be utilized to improve feed efficiency for livestock and poultry.
- Application of Sanitary Design Principles for Meat & Poultry Processing Equipment and Facilities
Presentations should demonstrate how improved designs of equipment or facilities meet sanitary design principles.
- Packaging Technologies
Presentations should address innovation and improvement in packaging for meat and poultry products and animal food products, including packaging materials and/or processes.
- Information Technology Collection
Presentations should clearly demonstrate how specific technologies have been used to improve production efficiencies, traceability and collect and analyze data.
Presentations should clearly demonstrate how specific research or new technologies will address sustainability initiatives -- enhancing worker safety, reducing energy use (practices), improving natural resource conservation, utilizing renewable energy sources, and/or reusing or recycling resources.
Presentations should clearly demonstrate new robotic technologies which are integrated into the protein and feed industries to enhance worker safety, improve production efficiencies, reduce labor, and improve animal welfare. These technologies can range from semiautomatic to fully automatic robots.
Other topics outside of this scope will also be considered but should focus on the technical merit of new or improved technologies or services.
These guidelines are designed to help you prepare for and conduct a successful presentation. If you have questions or special needs, please contact Matt Spencer, email@example.com or (678) 514-1982.
- TECHTalks uses a rolling admission process, reviewing applications between September and November. It is possible that the program will become full before the November deadline, so you are encouraged to apply early.
- The session description should be 1-2 pages and include the title, objectives and a description of your presentation.
- Presentations are designed to provide exhibiting companies and their customers with an additional opportunity for education about specific technical or operations topics. These sessions are not designed for sales presentations. Take care that you limit your sales efforts to your booth on the exhibit floor.
- Each presentation is limited to 20 minutes. You will be given a specific time for your presentation and must keep your remarks to the time allotted. You will receive a two-minute warning and gentle reminder that your time is up.
- Your 20 minutes may include questions and answers, but we recommend that you invite people with further interest and questions to see you at your booth.
- All final presentations must be developed in PowerPoint only and submitted to show management by Monday, Jan. 2, 2023.
- The presentations will take place in one of the two TECHTalks Theaters on the exhibit floor in a space equipped with a podium, microphone, LCD projector and screen. A laptop computer with all the day's presentations will be available. However, please plan to bring your own laptop and a disk with your presentation as a backup.
- The TECHTalks schedule will be included in the pocket program, printed show guide, mobile app and IPPE online website. However, it is strongly encouraged that you promote your presentation as well. The listing will include the title of the presentation and the exhibiting company name.
- You may provide copies of your session description for the audience. We recommend that you bring 40 copies.
- Upon request, presenting companies will be provided contact information for those people who attend the presentation during their allotted time. The contact information includes name, title, company and address as collected through the badge registration process. Audience members will have theiAlthough we will not have an indication of the number of attendees, keep in mind that there are many choices for the attendees. Don't be disappointed if your audience has only a few participants. The people who come are very interested in your specific topic. You are encouraged to invite key current and potential customers to your presentation.
- Use your limited time wisely. Tell the audience what you did, give the results and then cover how this might be helpful to them. See people after the presentations and set up times to meet, answer questions or arrange for demonstrations, etc. in your booth.
Direct your questions to Matt Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 514-1982. Thank you in advance for your important contribution to the education program at the IPPE. See you in Atlanta!
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