Upcoming Industry Events

Meat Industry Food Safety Conference, September 4-5, 2019, Rosemont, IL

NAMI has relaunched the former Beef Safety conference as the Meat Industry Food Safety Conference. This conference has been expanded to cover beef, pork and further processing, providing valuable insights for the beef, pork and processed meat industries through a combination of general sessions and sector specific break-out sessions. The conference will bring together top experts from industry, academia and government to cover such topics as pathogen control, foreign material control, recall preparedness, interventions, use of laboratory data, auditing, industry innovation, and much more. With a focus on idea-sharing and peer to peer discussions, this conference will provide practical problem solving for the entire industry, large and small. In addition to the sessions, the conference provides outstanding networking opportunities, and a supplier showcase featuring the latest food safety solutions.

For more information visit https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/112577/pid/112577

Food Safety and Meat Microbiology School, September 17-19, 2019, Madison, Wisconsin

Topics include microbiology, sanitation programs, facility design, thermal processing, ingredients, new technologies, and more. Demonstrations and microbiology lab exercises will expand microbiological skills, sampling techniques, plant/equipment sanitary design, and product bacterial contamination prevention and control.

For more information visit https://meatscience.org/events-education/event/2019/09/17/default-calendar/food-safety-and-meat-microbiology-school

Animal Care & Handling Conference October 17-18, 2019, Kansas City, Missouri

The Animal Care and Handling Conference is designed to help 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. A pre-conference workshop focusing on stunning, determining sensibility, and proper euthanasia will be held prior to main conference in 2019.

For more information visit https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/101361/pid/101361

Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop, October 22-23, 2019, Kansas City, MO

 This workshop helps processors face the challenge of controlling Listeria monocytogenes in order to produce safe and nutritious products. In addition, this workshop provides critical information to help processors stay up to date on regulatory issues and changes. The Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education has worked with experts from across the industry to develop a tailored learning experience, including real-life examples from people with plant experience, hands on demonstrations, and case studies designed to give you first-hand knowledge to apply to your plant. Due to the interactive nature of the workshop, space is limited.

For more information visit https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/112368/pid/112368

Fall Forum and NAMI Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting, October 24-25, 2019, Arlington, VA

Join fellow Meat Institute members and industry colleagues at the Fall Forum, which will provide regulatory and legislative updates from industry experts and Washington insiders. Co-located with the North American Meat Institute, Canadian Meat Council and ComeCarne’s Board of Directors meetings, the Fall Forum will deliver excellent networking opportunities with meat processing members and suppliers from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

For more information visit https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/112868/pid/112868

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), January 28-30, 2020, Atlanta, GA

The International Production & Processing Expo attracts more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors for a 3 day trade show focusing on innovation for the meat and poultry industries. By bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology, products and services, IPPE helps make your processing business more successful. The expo also includes four days of educational sessions and workshops for your team to learn from academic and industry experts on a variety of industry specific topics. Globally known, this event attracts more than 8,000 International visitors from 129 countries. Don’t miss the networking offered by IPPE- meet new customers and suppliers while rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industry.

For more information visit https://www.ippexpo.org/

Annual Meat Conference, March 2-4, 2020, Nashville, TN

The Annual Meat Conference, co-sponsored by NAMI and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), is a complete education and networking experience for those involved in the meat retail industry. Comprehensive education sessions explore the latest developments in meat retailing and consumer trends, and help attendees gain tools, insights, and inspiration to increase sales and build customer loyalty. In addition, the Annual Meat Conference exhibit hall is the place to find and showcase innovative new meat products and solutions, with more than 115 exhibiting companies showcasing their products and services to 1700 targeted attendees in 2019.

For more information visit http://www.meatconference.com/

Meat Industry Summit, March 28 - April 2, 2020, San Antonio, TX

The Meat Industry Summit brings together NAMI members and industry colleagues for high-caliber educational programming, excellent networking opportunities, and association business. Programming for this event is designed to cover multiple interest areas including general business topics, labor and employment, regulatory and food safety, public affairs, international affairs, family business, and more. Sessions provide practical insight on how these matters affect the meat industry today. In addition, association business will be conducted at committee meetings as well as a meeting of the NAMI Board of Directors. The John Duyn Memorial Golf Tournament, evening social events and a Showcase Reception provide time for networking and learning about the services provided by NAMI supplier members.

For more information visit https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/40701/pid/40701

Future Events

Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control

April 2020

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 26 – January 28, 2021
January 25 – January 27, 2022
January 24 – January 26, 2023
January 30 – February 1, 2024
January 28 – January 30, 2025

Annual Meat Conference

March 21 – March 23, 2021

Meat Industry Summit

April, 2021
March 28 – 31, 2022

Meat Industry Food Safety Conference

September 9 - 10, 2020





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