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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


Tactics and Solutions for Addressing Food Waste

September 27, 2022 | 12:00 PM ET

In the United States, over one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste. Meat and poultry manufacturers are taking steps to fight food waste throughout the supply chain by investing in technologies and forming partnerships that reduce the environmental burden of wasted food and help feed those in need. This webinar will cover existing opportunities for meat processing companies and explore how functional ingredients can be a part of the solution by extending shelf-like and improving value to retail and foodservice customers.

Food waste reduction plans, programs, and targets are a measurable indicator in the Protein PACT, which NAMI members have committed to reporting data. This webinar will help meat and poultry companies explore ways to incorporate further food waste initiatives for their plants, customers, and communities.

Know Your Salmonella Biomapping Data to Support Statistical Process Control

September 29, 2022 | 2:00 PM ET

Meat and poultry processors must utilize all available tools for continuous improvement in their food safety systems. Biomapping, the process of monitoring the efficacy of antimicrobial interventions by sampling at specific points where contamination levels can be assessed, helps processors meet performance standards and improve the microbiological quality of their products through better process control. This webinar will take a close look at how biomapping can be used in a poultry processing plant, as well as provide a discussion on how biomapping research in beef, pork, and poultry can provide lessons learned across species.


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.


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.



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.