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AMI'S 1998 Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase Will Be Held September 17-19 in Philadelphia, PA

Friday, May 8, 1998

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.

This 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.

Slated to 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 Institute.

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.

The 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.

Philadelphia 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.

For more information contact:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
James Ratchford
Manager, Public Affairs

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