Upcoming Industry Events

US Foods ~ Food Fanatics Live

Embrace your fanaticism for food and spark up your business acumen by joining like minded chefs and restaurateurs at our Food Fanatics LiveTM culinary expos.

This invitation is for AMSA students and faculty members to “explore the food business and all the potential career paths."


May 22, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Bellevue, Washington
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June 13, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
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July 31, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: St. Charles, Missouri
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  1. Please go to: https://www.foodfanatics.com/events
  2. Select register now next to the event you would like to attend.
  3. Please select the option to register as a Food Service Operator.
  4. Please complete the information page and in the box for Business Name please list AMSA and then your university name
    • Example "AMSA-XXX University


North American Meat Institute Upcoming Events

June 5-7, 2018,
Center of the Plate Training,
College Station, TX

Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education Center of the Plate Training® (COP) sessions bring together some of the top experts and species organizations to teach food industry professionals  the best and most profitable uses for  beef, pork, lamb, veal and poultry, as well as processed meats and seafood. This three day course is designed to teach the fundamentals of meat specifications by giving a first-hand look at how carcasses are converted to cuts commonly used in retail and foodservice. This event draws approximately 90 attendees.

September 5-6, 2018,
Beef Safety Conference
Rosemont Hilton,. Chicago, IL

This annual conference provides valuable insights for beef processors, outstanding networking opportunities, and access to the best information to help your business improve its food safety programs. This conference always brings together 150 top experts from industry, government, and academia to address the most critical issues that beef processors face today. Tabletop exhibits and sponsorships are available.

October 18-19, 2018
Animal Care and Handling Conference
Westin Crown Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

This workshop is designed to help you improve productivity, efficiency and product quality while learning the latest humane handling and stunning practices. This program is intended for key plant personnel, such as managers, production and pen supervisors, training managers, quality assurance and safety staff and others involved in training personnel in animal driving, handling and stunning. Exhibits and sponsorship opportunities are available.

October 23-24, 2018
Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control
Hilton Kansas City Airport

This workshop focuses on the challenge of controlling Listeria monocytogenes in order to produce a safe, nutritious product. The Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education has worked with experts across the industry to develop a learning experience tailored to meet those challenges. This year's workshop will include an off-site afternoon at a nearby associate member and other program updates will be implemented.  Discussion topics will continue to focus on sanitation, equipment design, corrective actions, sampling plans and data analysis.  Sponsorship and exhibits are available for this conference.


Can be found online at: https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/10422/pid/10422, AMSA members do receive the member rate if noted on the event registration website.

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