TUCKER, GA. – Show organizers of the annual International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), held every January in Atlanta, have made the decision not to hold an in-person event in 2021. The show was originally scheduled for Jan. 26-28, 2021, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

“The health and safety of all IPPE participants is paramount. After thoughtful and thorough consideration, show management for the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has made the difficult decision to not hold the in-person component of IPPE 2021 in Atlanta,” show organizers said. “The decision was based on numerous factors, including extensive surveys, direct feedback from our industries and other stakeholders, as well as the expected decrease in participation due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For many decades, our industries have engaged in an in-person event to serve and connect leaders in networking, learning opportunities and experiencing new technology. However, we concluded that due to the challenges of the pandemic and safety concerns, we could not offer the type of experience the industries have come to expect by bringing key decision-makers from across the globe to Atlanta,” IPPE show management added.

IPPE show management will offer virtual offerings during IPPE week, including educational programs for attendees and exhibitors as well as “exhibitor marketplace engagement.”

“We are replicating the elements that can deliver the most value in a digital environment. While we know we cannot simply transfer the live, in-person experience of IPPE to an online offering, we will provide buyer engagement through an exhibitor marketplace showcase with direct communication options with industry suppliers in addition to online educational opportunities,” IPPE show management said.

Details on the online event will be communicated to participants at a later date. The 2022 IPPE is scheduled for Jan 25-27, 2022, in Atlanta.