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CORRECTED VERSION: AMI Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention & Expo Social Events Encourage Networking

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Washington, D.C., July 24, 2007 – A number of social events offering outstanding networking opportunities will be featured as part of the AMI Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention & Exposition, Oct. 24-27, 2007 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

The special events will kick off on Wednesday evening with the AMI Environmental MAPS Program Reception, which will recognize the winners of the second annual Environmental Achievement Awards. Introduced last year as a way to honor continued achievement in environmental stewardship, the Achievement Awards celebrate plants that go beyond the program’s environmental compliance requirements.

International guests will receive the VIP treatment during a special welcome reception on Thursday, October 25. Visitors from around the world are invited to relax and network with colleagues and suppliers.

Friday morning, October 26 brings Washington to the Expo with the AMI Washington Insider Breakfast. This popular event offers industry members and insider’s look at what is happening in Washington and how it affects businesses across the country. This event allows for interactive dialogue between a special guest speaker and meeting participants.

Friday evening, October 26, will close with the AMI Chairman’s Gala. This annual celebration brings together friends and colleagues to celebrate a year of success and look forward to the year ahead. Richard L. Bond, president and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc., will be recognized for his year of service and will pass the gavel to a newly elected chairman. The gala will feature fine food, great wine and live entertainment.

The Washington Insider Breakfast and the AMI Chairman’s Gala are separately ticketed events. The show registration form includes all details. For additional information contact AMI’s Director of Convention and Member Services, Anne Nuttall, at anuttall@meatinstitute.org.

Worldwide Food Expo features the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition and the AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition and is sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Show registration is available now at http://www.worldwidefood.com/, along with updated agendas, hotel and housing information, and a new feature “MyExpo” – an interactive guide to helping attendees get the most out of their visit to the Expo.


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. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.

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