International Production and Processing Expo

The 2023 IPPE will be held Jan. 24 – 26 and is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees. IPPE is a collaboration of three trade shows—International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo—representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. More information about IPPE is available at

The International Production & Processing Expo is the world's largest annual poultry, meat and animal food industry event of its kind.

About IPPE
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 (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).

About AFIA
Founded in 1909, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), based in Arlington, Va., is the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. The organization's membership is comprised of more than 650 domestic and international companies that represent the total feed industry-manufacturers of commercial and integrated feed and pet food, ingredient suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, industry support and equipment manufacturers. AFIA members manufacture more than 75% of the feed and 70% of the non-grain ingredients used in the country. AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).

About NAMI
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is the leading voice for the meat and poultry industry. Formed from the 2015 merger of the American Meat Institute (AMI) and North American Meat Association (NAMA), the Institute has a rich,

century-long history and provides essential member services including legislative, regulatory, scientific, international and public affairs representation. NAMI's mission is to shape a public policy environment in which the meat and poultry industry can produce wholesome products safely, efficiently and profitably. Together, the Institute's members produce the vast majority of U.S. beef, pork, lamb and poultry and the equipment, ingredients and services needed for the highest quality products.

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the All-Feather Association progressively serving its poultry and egg members through research, education, communications and technical services. Founded in 1947, USPOULTRY is based in Tucker, Georgia

The expo is happening at an exciting time in the industry. As reported recently in the Wall Street Journal, international demand for animal protein products is on the rise. The demand for pork has created a 13% rise in U.S. retail prices over last year’s numbers. Livestock producers have had their overall prices lowered thanks to a record U.S. corn crop. Also, the current demand for broiler meat is at a very high level. Chicken exports from the U.S. reached a record $4.25 billion in. Emerging economies from around the globe are buying more meat and dairy products than ever before.

This increase in demand is causing farmers and others in the meat protein business worldwide to expand production of beef, pork, and poultry. As farmers continue to produce more, mergers and acquisitions are occurring at the highest levels of the industry. Projections by the U.S. Agriculture Department confirm this trend. Over the next decade, consumers in countries such as China, Mexico, and Central America will continue to experience rising income, which almost always results in meat becoming a bigger part of people’s diets. A world-wide increase in meat consumption of 1.9% per year is expected over the next decade as this trend continues.

This increase in the production and consumption of meat proteins is reflected in the projected numbers for the next IPPE expo. Over 28,000 attendees are anticipated to attend the Atlanta event in January. Some of the many topics to be addressed this year include nutrition, environmental management, physiology, processing, pathology, facility design, and numerous others. Howe Corporation will have a booth there as well, with information about our top-level flake ice equipment and how they can benefit customers throughout the meat and poultry industry. Come visit us @ Booth C10748 in Atlanta this January to learn how to take advantage of the growth in this industry and gain a wealth of new information and ideas. We will have a fully operational flake ice machine harvesting ice in our booth.

We look forward to being with you again in-person at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Mark your calendar to join us Jan. 24-26, 2023. You will not want to miss this "must attend" event for our industries!