The American Meat Institute’s (AMI) 1998 Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase will take place in the “Birthplace of America,” Philadelphia, PA, September 17-19, 1998.
renowned event brings leaders of the meat and
poultry industry together to focus on
groundbreaking technology, innovative products
and intriguing new services. In addition, a
host of experts will lead discussions about the
issues most effecting the business of the meat
and poultry industry.
give the keynote addresses this year are two
well-known experts in their fields: Michael
Boskin, professor of economics at Stanford
University, and Richard Haass, director of
foreign policy studies at The Brookings
Boskin, chairman of
the Consumer Price Index Commission, is
recognized for his analyses of economic
policies and trends and his projections about
coming changes on the information superhighway.
He often advises top Republicans in the U.S.
Senate and House of Representatives and served
as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors
under President Bush. In Philadelphia, Boskin
will deliver his perspectives on world economic
growth, U.S. saving and consumption patterns,
changing technology and demographics and
national politics and policies.
Haass, one of the most widely quoted experts on
contemporary American foreign policy, often
serves as a consultant for NBC News and is a
frequent contributor to foreign affairs
journals. He will reflect upon his experiences
as Special Assistant to President Bush for Near
East and South Asian Affairs, during which time
he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal
for his contributions to the development and
articulation of U.S. policy during Operations
Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He will also
comment upon the international situation as it
is unfolding today.
Innovation Showcase, as always, will provide an
extensive forum for viewing new technology and
products for the meat and poultry industry.
Recognized as the place for innovative industry
suppliers to show their latest products to
decision-makers and buyers, the Showcase is
also a good place for informal business
discussions. Exhibit space for the Showcase is
already sold out.
offers an interesting and diverse venue for the
1998 AMI Annual Convention and Innovation
Showcase. Known for its role in the history of
our nation, its more famous attractions include
the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Recently, however, it was voted the “number
one restaurant city in America” and the
“friendliest city in America” by Conde Nast
Traveler Magazine. Its rich history is
complimented by world class cultural and
artistic attractions, making Philadelphia the
perfect city for this year’s convention.
For more information on the
1998 AMI Annual Convention, please call AMI
Convention Management at 703/645-9302.
AMI represents the interests of packers
and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and
turkey products and their suppliers throughout
North America. Headquartered in Washington,
DC, the Institute provides legislative,
regulatory and public relations services,
conducts scientific and economic research,
offers marketing and technical assistance and
sponsors education programs.
AMI'S 1998 Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase Will Be Held September 17-19 in Philadelphia, PAFriday, May 8, 1998
For more information contact:
Vice President, Public Affairs
Manager, Public Affairs