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IPE to feature conference on American egg industry's future

The International Poultry Expo will feature a conference titled, “Charting the Course: An Executive Conference on the Future of the American Egg Industry,” as a key component of its educational programs at the 2012 Expo.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the Charting the Course: Future of the American Poultry Industry program and will analyze current economic conditions, address global competitiveness, and provide foresight into the American egg industry in the coming years.

Several prominent guests will be on hand to give presentations during the first portion of the conference. Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco, will conduct a presentation on Making Safe, Affordable and Abundant Food a Global Reality. Jim Paulsen, Chief Investment Strategist for Wells Capital Management, will address current and future economic conditions with an Economic Outlook presentation.

The second portion of the conference will include an egg breakout session which will comprise the following sessions: Global Competitiveness, with a view at lessons learned from the last ten years and drivers and issues for the future, Status of Current Production Systems Research, UEP/HSUS Agreement: What it means to the Industry?, and Enriched Colony Housing.

Dr. Darrin Karcher, Michigan State University, and Dr. Jeff Buhr, ARS, will give presentations on the production system research. Gene Gregory, president of United Egg Producers, will discuss the impact of the UEP/HSUS agreement on the industry; and Tom Silva, Vice President, J.S. West Milling Co., will provide initial results on enriched colony housing.

Sponsored by US Poultry & Egg Association, the 2012 edition of the world’s largest poultry industry event is set for January 24-26, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The Charting the Course Executive Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, from 8 a.m. – Noon. The conference agenda can be viewed at www.ipeweek12.org.

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