SEP 2018

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 ²ConventionSouth ² w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 27 FEATURE: TRADE SHOWS & EXPO HALLS MEET IN THE CENTER OF IT ALL. Greensboro offers the perfect combination of small town charm and big city appeal. See what's new in Greensboro! You will be surprised by all it has to offer. Home Depot Backyard for outdoor events. The FROOHFWLYHFDPSXVJLYHVSODQQHUVÀH[LELOLW\ZLWK meeting spaces to host events in one convenient location." For the past 70 years, the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has been held in Atlanta. Dolan says it's an event that draws an extensive crowd that keeps growing, presenting engaging elements throughout. "The show takes place the last week of January and 2018 saw record-breaking attendance of more than 30,000 poultry, meat and feed experts from across the world," he said. "The three-day expo includes exhibits, educational sessions and programs aimed at improving and growing the meat and feed industry." Nath Morris, CEM, expo executive vice president for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, discussed the highlights of the event: "During the show, we engage visitors through world- class educational programs, a welcome reception at Georgia Aquarium DQGRQÀRRU activities that include cooking demonstrations, local restaurants participating in cooking contests using proteins produced by our industries and attendees participating in omelet-cooking contests, among other activities. IPPE partners with Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau's (ACVB) restaurant members to highlight specials and protein as center-of-the-plate features. The relationship between the venue, facility, ACVB and show organizers is key to providing engagement opportunities to all visitors." Q BBQ Chili Contest at GWCC IPPE

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