LAHORE - The three-day International Poultry Expo 2013 will be held from Sept 26 to 28 under the auspices of Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) at Expo Centre, Lahore.

This was stated by the chief organizer of the IPEX 2013, Raza Mehmood Khursand, while chairing a meeting of the Expo Organizing Committee held here at Poultry House.

Raza Khursand informed that the IPEX would be attended by about 300 foreigners from different countries, while over 15,000 business entrepreneurs and policy making authorities of the government and around 10,000 general visitors are expected to visit the event.

Raza Khursand said that PPA is holding the international event regularly since 1998 with the objectives of creating awareness among the framers as well as the veterinarians, to share major developments and progress in different areas of poultry production in the world. The exhibition is also aimed at developing closer ties among all stakeholders of the poultry industry working in different sections of the sectors, he added.

Highlighting the important features of IPEX, he said that exhibition, souvenir disbursement, cooking competition, Umra tickets and lucky draws would be the major events of the poultry show. The events would hopefully educate and fascinate not only the farmers, students, poultry-related businessmen and veterinarians but also general public.

The three-day expo, which held annually in Sept, will be a show of vaccine suppliers, feed millers, consultants and breeder companies.

He informed that with a view to entertain the general public as well as the students, a collection of lovely and colourful birds would be arranged in a Bird Show along with the other recreational facilities.

“We are going to arrange a Cooking Competition amongst the ladies and girls college students having variety of chicken and eggs dishes displayed at one place on both the days. Chefs of five star hotels would be invited to evaluate first three positions and prizes would be given to the winners.”