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AMI, IDFA Brief Trade Reps in Chicago

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

AMI and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) yesterday hosted an educational briefing and luncheon about 2009 Worldwide Food Expo for the Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association (CITCA) at the Mid America Club in Chicago, Illinois.

 During the meeting, representatives from AMI and IDFA shared information about their associations, the U.S. meat and dairy markets and potential opportunities for participation in the Worldwide Food Expo, to be held Oct. 28-31, 2009, at Chicago‚Äôs McCormick Place.

Thirty-two commerce representatives from more than 20 countries attended the briefing.  Countries represented included Pakistan, Croatia, France, Spain, Thailand, Egypt, Canada, Mexico, Egypt and Austria. 

CITCA is a volunteer organization comprising the senior trade representatives from foreign governments based in Chicago with jurisdiction for the Midwest. The commissioners play an essential role in informing and consulting the commercial constituents from their respective countries and in facilitating trade and business opportunities. 

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