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More Than 16,000 Attend Joint Conventions and Expos in Dallas

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Washington D.C. -- The American Meat institute (AMI) today announced that more than 16,000 people travelled to Dallas to attend the joint conventions and expos of AMI, Food Marketing Institute (FMI), United Fresh Produce Association and National Associations of State Departments of Agriculture.   The shows took place from May 1-3, 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

“Feedback from the show overall was positive and both exhibitors and attendees appreciated the co-location of our show with others,” said Anne Halal, AMI vice president for convention and expositions.

Plans are fully under way for AMI’s 2013 International Meat Expo, which will take place in Atlanta.  AMI offered exhibit space sales onsite in Dallas, recruiting and upgrading more than 40 new companies to exhibit in 2013. 

“As of today, we are 80 percent sold for the 2013 Expo.  We have more than 450 companies with 250,000 square feet of space sold on the processing side alone,” Halal said.

AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle commented, “It is clear that the meat and poultry industries support AMI’s new colocation with the poultry show.  We are committed to providing a great opportunity to our suppliers to reach the most buyers at one place.”

In 2011, AMI announced that it would co-locate with the International Poultry Expo and the International Feed Expos, creating one of the largest protein management shows in the world, the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).  IPPE is scheduled for January 29-31, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta.  More information on IPPE 2013 and on future events can be found at http://www.ipe2013.org/ or http://www.ippe13.org/.

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