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Annual Meat Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

Thursday, February 5, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

Registration for the 2009 Annual Meat Conference, March 8-10, at the Sheraton Denver Hotel in Denver, Colo., at the Early Bird Rate of $595 ends on Feb.8. Three or more registrations from the same member company at the Early Bird Rate are $545 each. After Feb.8, registration rates will increase to $695 for an individual or $645 for three or more registrations from the same member company.

 Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the conference each year attracts 800 members of the retail food and meat industries. It is considered the leading educational event focusing on meat and poultry marketing innovations, merchandising issues and consumer purchasing trends.

 Associate sponsors for the conference include the American Lamb Board, Beef Checkoff, National Chicken Council, National Pork Board and National Turkey Federation.

 This year’s conference will serve up bold thinking about selling strategies, operational efficiencies, packaging, marketing, technology and workforce issues. General session topics include the future of meat in retail, the current economic landscape and its impact on business, new consumer shopping trends and strategies to increase sales. Workshops will focus on important topics such as consumer loyalty, animal welfare and activism, regulatory compliance, environmental sustainability, recruiting and retaining service-oriented associates and how to promote health and wellness.

For more information or to register, go to http://www.meatconference.com/.


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