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AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition Social Events Celebrate History, Encourage Networking

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Social events at the 2005 American Meat Institute (AMI) International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, Oct. 26-29, 2005, at Chicago's McCormick Place, will celebrate history and offer networking opportunities.

The AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition is part of Worldwide Food Expo, which also includes the Food & Dairy Beverage Exposition.

International guests will receive the VIP treatment during a special welcome reception, Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-6 p.m. at McCormick Place. International visitors from around the globe are invited to relax and network with colleagues and suppliers.

The AMI Chairman's Gala Reception and Dinner will be held Oct. 28 from 6-10 p.m., at the historic Chicago Hilton and Towers. Celebrate AMI’s 100th Anniversary with previous AMI chairmen, who will reflect on Institute and industry history in a special video tribute.

During the Gala, the chairman's gavel will be passed. AMI’s Annual Awards -- the Industry Advancement Award, Supplier of the Year Award, Edward C. Jones Community Service Award and AMI Foundation Scientific Achievement Award -- also will also be presented.

The AMI Chairman's Gala Reception and Dinner is a ticketed event; see registration form for details. Full tables for the event are available for purchase. For information, contact AMI's Senior Manager of Convention and Member Services, Katie Brannan at kbrannan@meatinstitute.org Registration is open for the Convention and Exposition. Go to www.worldwidefood.com/register and remember to indicate which ticketed events you are interested in attending.

Worldwide Food Expo is a biennial event that attracts more than 30,000 industry leaders from 100 countries to see the largest North American display of food industry suppliers in one location. The Expo offers more than 1,200 exhibitors in 1.2 million square feet of floor space will showcase their innovations, and attend up to 60 educational workshops emphasizing new technologies in the food processing industry.

AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory and public relations services, conducts scientific and economic research, offers marketing and technical assistance and sponsors education programs. www.meatinstitute.org.

For more information contact:
David Ray
Vice President, Public Affairs
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs

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