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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


Making the Most of Your data: Understanding ERP and MES for the Protein Industry

December 6, 2022 | 1 PM ET

Businesses today must embrace and use the data they collect to drive decision-making, and the meat industry is no exception. Join us for this forward-thinking discussion on how the meat industry is evolving into data-driven businesses. Our expert speakers will discuss the differences between Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and the key factors for knowing what will work for you. As the world continues to move toward Industry 4.0, learn how data and technology can be applied to your plant and along your supply chain for better decision-making and increased efficiency and how it can help expand your business.

2023 Economic Outlook for the Meat and Poultry Industry

December 13, 2022 | 1 PM ET

With cattle supplies declining sharply over the next 2-3 years following this year's drought-led beef herd liquidation and continued reluctance by hog producers to expand herds, fears over meeting consumer demand have become a concern. John Nalivka of Sterling Marketing will use his 30-plus years of experience to provide pointed economic analysis and forecasts for the meat and livestock industries and study the effects of changes in industry structure, supply chain issues, and more during NAMI's December 13 webinar: 2023 Economic Outlook for the Meat and Poultry Industry. Make plans to join us and discover how these micro and macroeconomic events are affecting businesses.



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


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 30 – February 1, 2024
Atlanta, GA

Annual Meat Conference

March 18-20, 2024
Nashville, TN


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 28 – January 30, 2025
Atlanta, GA


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 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.