ATLANTA, Ga. – Co-located with the International Feed Expo, the 2012 International Poultry Expo is moving to a Tuesday-to-Thursday format with the following show hours: Tuesday, Jan. 24: 12 – 5 pm; Wednesday, Jan. 25: 9 am – 5 pm; and Thursday, Jan. 26: 9 am – 3 pm.

The week the International Poultry Expo will be held has been officially designated as "IPE Week." Educational programs will round out the week-long event. With the Expo starting at noon on Tuesday, the shift will help allow an increase in the amount of education programs available at the front and back end of the Expo.

"Our long-standing International Poultry Scientific Forum, Pet Food Conference, Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit and USPOULTRY Education Programs are an important part of IPE and provide people with an additional purpose for attending the Expo," said John Starkey, president of the US Poultry & Egg Association. "We are working on a tentative schedule of conferences for 2012 to include several new programs designed to provide our attendees and exhibitors with the most up-to-date, relevant information concerning the poultry and feed industry. IPE Week gives us an opportunity to provide additional education programs, something we have not been able to do in the past."

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