News Release

For Immediate Release

Tucker, Ga. - September 7, 2023

Victoria Broehm, 703.558.3579,, (AFIA)
Sarah Little, 202.587.4263,, (NAMI)
Kris Early, 678.514.1979,, (USPOULTRY)

Theme for 2024 Latin American Poultry Summit Announced: “A Look at Avian Influenza to Prevent Its Spread and Recover from the Damages It Caused”

Avian influenza will be the featured topic at the 2024 Latin American Poultry Summit. The theme, “A Look at Avian Influenza to Prevent Its Spread and Recover from the Damages It Caused,” will be explored through a robust program line-up featuring technical experts, key business leaders and university researchers from the Latin American poultry industry. The Summit is presented by the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), and the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA).

“Avian influenza has spread throughout the Central and South American region, creating additional urgency to protect the respective national industries,” said Paul Hill, West Liberty Foods, and chair of USPOULTRY’s International Committee, which helps organize the Summit. “Technical topics focused on the surveillance, prevention, management and eradication of avian influenza and additional diseases will be addressed at this year’s Summit.”

Registration for IPPE and the Latin American Poultry Summit will open on Oct. 16. Mark your calendars to register and receive the early bird discount rate of $250 for the Summit.

The 2024 IPPE show dates are Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, and the event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. More information on the 2024 IPPE can be found at, and information about the Latin American Poultry Summit can be found at


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). 


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-whole 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).


The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is the nation’s oldest and largest trade association representing packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal, turkey, and processed meat and poultry products and their suppliers. NAMI member companies include more than 350 meat packing and processing companies, large and small, and account for more than 95 percent of the United States’ output of these products. The Meat Institute provides essential member services including regulatory, scientific, legislative, public relations and educational programming.


U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, whose mission is to progressively serve member companies through research, education, communication and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, USPOULTRY is based in Tucker, Ga.



The Latin American Poultry Association (ALA) is the organization of Latin American poultry, which has 27 member countries from Latin America and the Caribbean region. It contributes to the strengthening of efficient and responsible production, providing food security, representation in international forums and promoting businesses that generate employment and wealth in the region.

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