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Popular Product Tasting Reception and Tech Fair Will Be Featured at 2009 Meat Conference March 8-10 in Denver

Monday, February 2, 2009

Washington, D.C.— The ever popular Product Tasting Reception and Tech Fair Luncheon showcasing meat and poultry products and technologies will be featured at the 2009 Annual Meat Conference March 8-10 at the Sheraton Denver Hotel in Denver, Colo.

The Tech Fair will be held Monday, March 9, from 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with dedicated time for exhibits only from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. A luncheon will follow. After the meal, attendees can visit booths displaying the latest products and services, including equipment, packaging, labeling and ingredient technology. More than 30 exhibits were featured at last year’s luncheon.

 The Product Tasting Reception is slated for Monday, March 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will showcase some of the most innovative and new meat and poultry products in the retail market. Exhibiting space for this event has reached capacity, with more than 40 companies signed up to serve their products to the retail community in this feast of food tastes.

 Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the Annual Meat Conference each year attracts 700 members of the retail food and meat industries. It is considered the leading educational event focusing on meat and poultry marketing developments, merchandising issues and consumer purchasing trends.

Associate sponsors for the conference include the American Lamb Board, Beef Checkoff, National Chicken Council and U.S Poultry & Egg Association, National Pork Board and National Turkey Federation.

 The advance registration fee for the conference is $595 per person or $545 for three or more members of the sponsoring associations. On-site registration is $695 per person, $645 for three or more members registering together or $515 when 10 or more retailers/wholesalers register together. The nonmember registration rate is $1,290 per person.

 Visit www.MeatConference.com to view the complete conference program and register online.



 AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the industry. Its affiliate, the AMI Foundation, is a separate 501(c)3 organization that conducts research, education and information projects for the industry.


Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its 1,500 member companies — food retailers and wholesalers — in the United States and around the world. FMI’s U.S. members operate approximately 26,000 retail food stores and 14,000 pharmacies. Their combined annual sales volume of $680 billion represents three-quarters of all retail food store sales in the United States. FMI’s retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms and independent supermarkets. Its international membership includes 200 companies from more than 50 countries. FMI’s associate members include the supplier partners of its retail and wholesale members.

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