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Poultry Market Intelligence Forum returns to IPPE tradeshow

The popular program will examine poultry and egg industry's economic conditions.

October 23, 2012   by Canadian Packaging Staff

ATLANTA—Back by popular demand, the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is returning to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo be held from January 29-31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NFPDA), the program will identify the challenges facing the industry and provide insight into how domestic and international poultry industries are positioned to move forward in 2013. The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum is free to all expo and NPFDA meeting attendees.

“The Poultry Market Intelligence Forum has been one of the most popular programs on the Expo schedule since its inception, and we are pleased to add it back for 2013,” says USPOULTRY president John Starkey. “Feed costs, global competition, and consumer demand present constant challenges for the poultry and egg industry, so it is important to stay informed about current conditions and projections for the future. This program helps keep industry leaders current on the various factors that could impact their financial performance.”

The program will feature two noted industry economists and a major food service provider: Mike Donohue of Agri Stats will review performance trends for the poultry and egg industry; Dr. Paul Aho of Poultry Perspective will discuss domestic and global drivers for 2013. Barry Barnett, vice-president of global supply and purchasing for Church’s Chicken, will provide insight into the customer’s view of the industry.

The 2013 IPPE, one of the world’s largest poultry, feed and meat industry events, will host the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum on January 30, 2013 from 9AM – 11:30AM. The conference agenda can be viewed at

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