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Popular Product Tasting Reception and Technology Solutions Exhibit Will Be Featured at 2011 Meat Conference in Dallas

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
 

Washington, D.C. -- The Annual Meat Conference, to be held February 20-22, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, will again play host to two ever-popular events: the Product Tasting Reception and Innovative Technology Solutions Exhibit.

This year’s re-invented and expanded Innovative Technology Solutions Exhibit, slated for Monday, February 21, is larger than ever before, with an additional focus on retailer needs. For the first time, exhibitors will be able to showcase their products and services to key retailers with exhibit time during breakfast and lunch in addition to the one hour dedicated networking session from 11 a.m. until noon.

The Product Tasting Reception is also slated for Monday, February 21, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and will showcase some of the newest meat and poultry products in the retail market. Exhibit space for this event is filling up fast as companies sign up to serve their products to the retail community in this feast of food tastes.

Co-sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the conference each year attracts 800 members of the retail food and meat industries. It is considered the leading educational event focusing on meat and poultry marketing innovations, merchandising issues and consumer purchasing trends.

Associate sponsors include the American Lamb Board, Beef Checkoff, National Chicken Council, National Pork Board and National Turkey Federation.

To exhibit and to register for AMC, go to www.MeatConference.com.

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 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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