News Release

For Immediate Release

International Production & Processing Expo

Atlanta, Ga. - January 18, 2023

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

International Rendering Symposium to Examine Rendering in the Global Community and Sustainable Food Chain at 2023 IPPE

The International Rendering Symposium, held in conjunction with the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, will examine rendering in the global community and sustainable food chain and will discuss rendering’s impact, market value and future. Hosted by the North American Renderers Association (NARA) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), the symposium will begin at 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, and continue through Friday morning, Jan. 27, in room B-314. The cost of registration is $250.

Topics to be covered include The Invisible Industry: Animal Ag’s Sustainability Secret Revealed; Innovation in the Rendering Industry; International Market Outlook; More Than a Production Facility: Rendering in the Community; A Magnet Is Not Just a Magnet: How to Keep Your Magnetic Separation Equipment Working at Peak Performance; Critical Impact of Biosecurity Program Participation on Market Success; Rendered Ingredients in Petfood: Maintaining the Core Through Industry Collaboration; Global Freight Market & Supply Chain Challenges for Ag Commodities; and Nutritional Considerations for Rendered Products in Aquaculture Diets. A networking reception will be held on Thursday at the conclusion of the afternoon’s presentations.

The 2023 IPPE will be held Jan. 24-26 in Atlanta, Ga., and is a collaboration of three trade shows – the International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and International Poultry Expo – representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by USPOULTRY, AFIA and NAMI. For more information about the International Rendering Symposium and to register to attend IPPE, visit


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-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 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.

The North American Renderers Association (NARA) represents the interests of the North American rendering industry to regulatory and other governmental agencies, promotes the greater use of animal byproducts, and fosters the opening and expansion of trade between foreign buyers and North American exporters. In addition to its U.S.-based headquarters, the association maintains offices in Mexico and Hong Kong, and has market consultants in strategic locations around the world. NARA publishes a bi-monthly trade magazine, Render. For more information, visit

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