US – The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is launching the fifth annual Young Leaders “30 under 30” programme targeting young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE.
The goal of the programme is to engage and invest in young professionals between the ages of 21 and 29, who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat, or in the production of animal or poultry feed. Applicants must be a member of at least one of the following IPPE sponsors: American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) or US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).
The programme is designed to recognise professional leadership qualities and to provide exposure to the world’s largest annual trade show involving the production and processing of meat and poultry products and the manufacture of feed and pet food products.
The programme provides education to further training in each person’s respective industry and will expose the recipients to the latest technology used in the industry.
Selected programme participants will receive complimentary hotel accommodations for two nights, registration to attend IPPE, and admittance to all complimentary education programmes and one paid programme.
The 2017 IPPE will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, from 31 January – 2 February, 2017.
To be considered for IPPE’s “30 under 30” programme, applicants must submit their application by 15 October. No more than two applicants from a single member organisation may be nominated. A panel of industry professionals will review the applications. Recipients will be notified of the panel’s decision by 1 November. The application and details about the programme can be found at www.ippexpo.org.
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