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Events

Each year the North American Meat Institute in conjunction with the Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education, conducts a series of annual conferences and educational workshops to meet the needs of our membership, the meat industry and their retail and food service customers.

This includes annual education conferences, topical workshops, award programs, Board of Directors & committee meetings and an annual trade show. Every event is an opportunity for industry processors, suppliers and press to learn, network and take back valuable solutions for their company and professional development.

We are fully committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our events. We are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will provide regular updates to all stakeholders as the situation warrants. If you have any questions regarding an upcoming event, please contact our meetings staff at registration@meatinstitute.org.


Upcoming Events


OCTOBER


Sustainability 101: An Overview For Protein Businesses

October 6, 2022 | 2:00 PM EST

As businesses continue to define what sustainability means to their company and customers, more and more employees are taking an active role in developing and managing sustainability programs. This webinar will provide information on the importance of sustainability for businesses today, including how sustainability strategies can generate financial and operational value, as well as specific initiatives within the animal protein industry. Attendee take-aways will include an understanding of key organizations and frameworks that affect protein processors. This webinar will help explain the biggest challenges faced by the industry and provide resources to help advance sustainability strategies.


Protein Pact 2022 Summit

October 12-14, 2022
Orlando, FL

Join us for the second annual Protein PACT Summit, the premiere event for meat industry leaders to gather for education, discussion, and networking as we work toward the bold goals of the Protein PACT. As the first-ever joint effort to accelerate the entire animal protein sector's progress toward global sustainable development goals for healthy people, animals, communities, and a healthy environment, the Protein PACT will build consumer trust and move the industry forward in its commitments to a sustainable future. The Summit will provide essential updates on the work being completed as part of the Protein PACT, information on partnerships across the supply chain, and thought leadership and environmental goals, health & wellness, and international cooperation.


Food Safety Update: Foodborne Illness Surveillance and Salmonella in Pork

October 18, 2022 | 1:00 PM ET

Join us for this webinar with Dr. Jennifer Wishnie of the University of Arizona, who will provide an overview of the latest data on foodborne illness. As a public health professional with more than 15 years of global experience in veterinary public health, food production and food safety, this presentation will provide meat processors with insights into the products and organisms that are of most concern. Additionally, Dr. Steve Larsen will share insights from a recent study of swine lymph nodes, which helped establish a better understanding of incoming Salmonella loads via lymph nodes. This information will guide the development of targeted approaches for reducing Salmonella in ground pork.


CRYOVAC® Brand 2022 National Meat Case Study

October 19, 2022 | 1:00 PM ET

Join us to learn more about the data collected as part of the CRYOVAC® Brand 2022 National Meat Case Study. This study provides the meat industry with a comprehensive overview of the fresh meat retail case, and an opportunity to learn more about the latest trends in fresh meat from data gathered from top U.S. supermarkets. Case-ready has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years as labor issues have risen, with more stores relying heavily on case-ready packaging to keep their shelves fully stocked. Case-ready products have also grown to be widely accepted by consumers, and this acceptance has grown the demand for vacuum packaging as well. This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the results of the study, presented by Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal of 210 Analytics and author of the annual Power of Meat report.


NOVEMBER


Fall 2022 Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

November 2-3, 2022
Kansas City, MO

Every day, RTE manufacturers face the challenge of controlling Listeria monocytogenes to produce safe, nutritious products. This workshop will cover the latest developments in Listeria control, taught by industry experts using real-life examples from their own plant experience. Workshop topics include process control, sanitation, sanitary design, environmental monitoring, investigations and corrective actions, and much more. The workshop also provides critical information to help processors stay up to date on regulatory issues and changes. This learning experience is designed to give attendees first-hand knowledge that applies directly to their plants with take-home action items for continuous improvement.


FUTURE CONFIRMED DATES


2023

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 24 – January 26, 2023
Atlanta, GA


Annual Meat Conference

March 6-8, 2023
Dallas, TX


Environment, Labor and Safety Conference (ELS+)

April 18 – 20, 2023


Protein Pact 2023 Summit

October 5-6, 2023
San Diego, CA


2024

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 30 – February 1, 2024
Atlanta, GA


Annual Meat Conference

March 18-20, 2024
Nashville, TN


2025

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 28 – January 30, 2025
Atlanta, GA


ONGOING


NAMI will schedule webinars at regular intervals that will focus on either 1) time-sensitive information, or  2) topics of interest to small and very small members who may not have the necessary resources to attend in-person events.



NAMI and FOUNDATION FOR MEAT & POULTRY RESEARCH & EDUCATION

NAMI and Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education will continue to provide annual conventions, conferences, and webinars for all segments of the membership and develop special workshops, seminars and other programs to meet needs as they arise.