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AMIF Animal Care & Handling Conference, March 29-30, 2007, to Feature Exhibits on Animal Handling Equipment and Services

Monday, January 29, 2007

Washington, D.C. – The 2007 Animal Care and Handling Conference, March 29-30, 2007 at the Sheraton Overland Park in Overland Park, Kan., will again feature a special reception with exhibits of equipment and services.

This popular event allows attendees an opportunity to visit with suppliers in a comfortable one-on-one setting. Exhibiting companies include those with the latest technologies available to improve the welfare of animals and the ease of animal handling. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Anne Nuttall at anuttall@meatinstitute.org or 202/587-4241.

Sponsored by the American Meat Institute, the Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry is the leading animal welfare educational opportunity for meat and poultry companies, their customers and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat products.

The conference is co-sponsored by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Animal Agriculture Alliance, Canadian Meat Council, Food Marketing Institute, National Cattleman’s Beef Association, National Grocers Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, National Council of Chain Restaurants and National Restaurant Association.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Overland Park in Overland Park, Kan., just outside of Kansas City, Mo. Room rates are $139 for a single or double. For the special conference rate, be sure to contact the hotel directly (913-243-2100) and mention the Animal Care and Handling Conference prior to March 7, 2007.

Registration can be completed online or by submitting a registration form. Early Bird Registration – prior to January 31, 2007 – is $325 per person ($295 for three or more registrations from the same company). After January 31, 2007, attendees pay the regular conference rate of $425 per person ($395 for three or more registrations from the same company). Non-AMI members pay the full rate of $450.

For more information, registration and ongoing updates, visit the Events/Education section of http://www.MeatAMI.com.

For more information contact:
Patrick Wilson
Manager, Public Affairs
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Aff

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