News Release

For Immediate Release

International Production & Processing Expo

Atlanta, Ga. - December 1, 2022

Gwen Venable, 678.514.1971,, (USPOULTRY)
Victoria Broehm, 703.558.3579,, (AFIA)
Sarah Little, 202.587.4263,, (NAMI)

Industry Experts to Present Topics on Market Management During the Opening Session of 2023 Latin American Poultry Summit

The 2023 Latin American Poultry Summit will kick off with a session on market management, presented by two renowned poultry industry experts and followed by a panel discussion. Sponsored by the International Poultry Expo (IPE), part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), and the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA), the Latin American Poultry Summit is organized into four tracks to provide in-depth information in each area.

Paulo de León, director of Central American Business Intelligence (CABI), will open the Summit with his presentation, “Chicken as the Leading Protein in the Market.” León is an industrial engineer who graduated from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. He holds a Master’s in Applied Macroeconomics and Financial Economics degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He will be followed by Dr. David Gastelum, an independent director and previously commercial director of sales and marketing for Bachoco SA de CV. Gastelum is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He will share insights into “Marketing Trends and Their Role in the Egg Sector.”

The Latin American Poultry Summit will be held Jan. 23, and the 2023 IPPE will held Jan. 24-26, both at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration is open for the Latin American Poultry Summit and the 2023 IPPE. Register today to receive the early bird discount rate of $250 for the Latin American Poultry Summit.

More information on the 2023 IPPE can be found at, and information about the Latin American Poultry Summit can be found at

WATT Global Media is a supporting partner of the Latin American Poultry Summit.


About IPPE
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).

About AFIA
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-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).

About NAMI
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is the leading voice for the meat and poultry industry. Formed from the 2015 merger of the American Meat Institute (AMI) and North American Meat Association (NAMA), the Institute has a rich, century-long history and provides essential member services including legislative, regulatory, scientific, international and public affairs representation. NAMI's mission is to shape a public policy environment in which the meat and poultry industry can produce wholesome products safely, efficiently and profitably. Together, the Institute's members produce the vast majority of U.S. beef, pork, lamb and poultry and the equipment, ingredients and services needed for the highest quality products.

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the All Feather Association progressively serving its poultry and egg members through research, education, communications and technical services. Founded in 1947, USPOULTRY is based in Tucker, Georgia.

From left: Paulo de León and Dr. Gastelum

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