International Poultry Council to meet in Istanbul

April 2, 2014

IPC logo-2BRUSSELS, Belgium — The International Poultry Council has opened registration for its first-semester 2014 meeting, set for April 30 through May 2 at the InterContinental Istanbul Hotel.

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Alejandro Thiermann, president of the Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). 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 Corp. will give a talk on packaging innovations and their impact on food safety and branding.

Other program 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 organization for the Istanbul meeting, and will sponsor a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus for IPC members.

The IPC has been officially recognized by the OIE, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. and the Codex Alimentarius Commission as the single organization 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 the Registration is $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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