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International Poultry Council Announces Conference Speakers

25 February 2014

TURKEY - The International Poultry Council has opened registration for its first-semester 2014 meeting, set for 30 April to 2 May at the InterContinental Istanbul hotel, which will attract leaders from poultry organisations from all over the world.

Confirmed speakers include Dr Alejandro Thiermann, president of the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Dr Thiermann will give an update on OIE standards and their impact on international poultry trade.

Also, Adriaan Weststrate of Rabobank International will discuss the global poultry and feed outlook, and Christophe Gottar of Sealed Air Corporation will give a talk on packaging innovations and their impact on food safety and branding.

Other programme highlights include a panel discussion on reducing Campylobacter in poultry, a presentation on halal food standards by a representative of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries, and an overview of the Turkish poultry industry.

The Poultry Meat Producers and Breeders Association of Turkey (BESD-BIR) will be the host organisation for the Istanbul meeting, and will sponsor a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus for IPC members.

The IPC has been officially recognised by the OIE, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, and the Codex Alimentarius Commission as the single organisation representing the global poultry production industry.

Members of the IPC will provide regulatory updates on issues pending before OIE, FAO and the Codex, and will give presentations on the status of the poultry industries in their individual countries.

Online registration for the meeting is available at Registration is US$570 per person, and the InterContinental has granted a special IPC hotel room rate for attendees.

For additional information, contact IPC Secretary, General George Watts, at

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