The health and safety of everyone who attends the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is our top priority, as we continue to plan for a successful show in January 2021. We are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will provide regular updates to all stakeholders as the situation warrants.
On behalf of the three partner organizations that produce IPPE - the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) - we would like to thank our industries, our members and their team members for their hard work feeding the world when so much is unknown right now.
As we plan for the 2021 IPPE, we are focusing on ways we can be as much of a resource to you as possible. Following is an update on what IPPE is doing to support our participants.

Exhibitors: We've Changed Terms to Help You

IPPE is proactively changing contract terms to help our exhibitors. This includes delaying the posted booth rate increase until the 2022 IPPE, extending initial payment terms and working with our general service contractor to find ways to reduce exhibitor expense. The below details are what IPPE is doing for you while you focus on supporting your customers during this crisis.
  • Exhibit Space Rate Delay: IPPE will delay the posted booth increase of $1 per square foot until 2022. Therefore, the booth rates will be frozen at the 2019 level, representing three years with no exhibit fee increase.
  • Eased 2021 Booth Space Payment Terms: A $500 application fee/deposit is required. Booths of 300 sq. ft. or smaller should be paid in full by June 30, 2020. Booths larger than 300 sq. ft. will have 25% deposit due by June 30, 2020. Final payment is due October 2, 2020. IPPE will regularly monitor the impact of COVID-19 and could make additional adjustments as conditions warrant. Contact Anne Sculthorpe should you have questions regarding IPPE show terms and conditions at asculthorpe@ippexpo.org or via phone at 678.514.1976.
  • IPPE Vendors: GES, IPPE's general service contractor, is reducing its machinery rate by 12%. GES is also offering an optional base rate per square foot for material handling that could reduce exhibitor booth expenses.
  • Future Outlook: In the event that the pandemic impacts continue past the expected recovery period and government and health officials continue with orders that cause postponement or cancellation of the 2021 IPPE, we will credit any payments made toward the next IPPE. We will address any specific exhibitor's issue on a case-by-case basis.

Attendees: COVID-19 Resources and Information

IPPE's partners have created a library of COVID-19 resources to provide support as follows. The information is being updated regularly for the partner's membership and the industry.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY): https://www.uspoultry.org/COVID-19/
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA): https://www.afia.org/issues/feed-food-safety/covid-19/
North American Meat Institute (NAMI): https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/164447/pid/164447

IPPE remains ready and able to support your needs, and we will come through this - as people, companies and an industry. We look forward to the opportunity to once again bring everyone together to foster the next era of innovation, education and relationship building at the 2021 IPPE. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on other ways we can be of service to you and our industry, please let us know by emailing info@ippexpo.org or calling:
Sarah Novak, AFIA: +1.703.558.3574
Eric Zito, NAMI: +1.202.587.4223
Nath Morris, USPOULTRY: +1.770.635.9064