On October 7, 2005, a group of national associations of poultry meat producing countries realized their vision by giving life to the International Poultry Council and thanks to their foresight, today our Association turns 15 years old.
We would like to congratulate with every single Member of IPC and IPC Staff, former or present, for the achievement of the Association, particularly with Mr. Tage Lysgaard and Mr. Jim Sumner, who first believed in the idea of a global poultry association.
Such an important birthday should deserve an appropriate celebration, bringing our Members all together and celebrating our industry, but unfortunately, as you well know, destiny has chosen a different path for us, preventing IPC from holding both Semester meetings in 2020 and making us live one of the most difficult and challenging experiences in the history of mankind that will leave an indelible mark on us all.
In a moment of such difficulty, the poultry sector has shown its resilience, absorbing the blow of the pandemic, the lockdown and the resulting consequences, continuing its business and adapting to the "new normal" that has come before us.
In this difficult period, IPC has also continued to carry out its activity behind the scenes, representing the interests of the sector with international stakeholders and working to make the Association even more effective and even more at the service of the Members, the true core of IPC.
The crisis that is following the first phase of the pandemic is making its weight felt both on citizens and on Companies and the natural reaction in these situations is to isolate and compete. However, let us remind you that in times of crisis it is more important than ever to stand united and present a common front.
The strength of the IPC has always been and will always be in its Members and Members.
Happy birthday to all of us - but above all to all of you. IPC’s goals and success are due to your support.
Robin Horel Nicolò Cinotti
IPC President IPC Secretary General