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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


Annual Meat Conference

March 6 - 8, 2023
Dallas, TX

Regulatory Services Update

March 16, 2023 | 4:00 PM ET

From appealing noncompliance reports to product labeling to recent inspection issues and policy updates, NAMI's bi-monthly Regulatory Services Update provides members access to experts that understand how to navigate the regulatory environment. We offer a wealth of resources and support to meet and exceed compliance standards and provide guidance on FSIS policy, HACCP, enforcement actions, and recalls, among other regulatory topics. Keep up with ever-changing rules and regulations, join us for our next update on Thursday, March 16th, and stay fully informed on changes affecting your business.

CO2 Market Analysis & Outlook

March 29, 2023 | 2:00 PM ET

Join Maura Garvey, principal and director of market research at Intelligas Consulting, and Jim Mullin, executive director of carbon utilization at Navigator CO2 Ventures, as they explore opportunities in the CO2 market and the long-term outlook for CO2 users, given the Federal 45Q tax credit and other market pressures.


Environment, Labor and Safety Conference (ELS+)

April 17 - 20, 2023
Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, CA

Now in its second year, the Environment, Labor, and Safety Conference (ELS+) will bring together professionals at all levels of the organization committed to ensuring safe workplaces, supporting a healthy and diverse workforce, and optimizing environmental contributions. This year’s enhanced event, ELS+, will feature a variety of tracks programmed through the lens of environment, labor, and safety, emphasizing the workforce of the future and leadership development. This power-packed program will also explore ways technology and innovation have allowed businesses to be more profitable, efficient, safer, and environmentally friendly. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience more opportunities for networking, team building, professional growth, learning, and career-enhancing connections.


Animal Care and Handling Conference

May 25 - 26, 2023
Kansas City, MO

Wholesome, quality meat starts with raising healthy animals and providing the most humane care throughout their life cycle. Join us at the Animal Care & Handling Conference to gain valuable insights addressing issues affecting meat processing companies and key strategies for continuous improvement in animal care. This year's event will dive deeper into new technology and innovation in animal welfare. From advances in stunning methods and animal welfare research to gaining insights into species-specific animal welfare metrics and utilizing new technologies to drive continuous improvement, attendees will hear from leading academic and industry experts and walk away with best practices in producing and managing livestock and meat products.


Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

June 7 - 8, 2023
Kansas City, MO


Meat Industry Food Safety Conference

August 17-18, 2023
Grand Hyatt Denver, CO


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.