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Member Benefits

Events

Each year the Education & Workforce Development Department, in conjunction with other NAMI departments, conducts a series of annual conferences and educational workshops to meet the needs of the NAMI membership, others in the industry and their retail and food service customers.

Annual education conferences, topical workshops, award programs, committee meetings and an annual trade show. Every event is an opportunity for industry processors, suppliers and press to learn, network and take back valuable solutions.

SEPTEMBER


Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing Conference

September 7-8, 2016
Rosemont, IL

This annual conference provides valuable insights for beef processors, outstanding networking opportunities, and access to the best information to help your business improve its food safety programs. This conference always brings together 150 top experts from industry, government, and academia to address the most critical issues that beef processors face today. Tabletop exhibits and sponsorships are available.



Annual Meeting & Outlook Conference

September 27-29, 2016
Fairmont Hotel Washington DC

The Meat Institute Annual Meeting and Outlook Conference is an outstanding networking and educational opportunity for the entire industry. This broadly attended event includes a variety of education sessions on key industry matters, regulatory and legislative issues, business and economics topics, as well as a look ahead at the top concerns for 2017 and the member to member education provided by Issues Answers Action. Evening networking events compliment the program, and business meetings include the Annual Meeting, committee meetings, and a Board of Directors meeting. Tabletop exhibits and sponsorship opportunities are available.



OCTOBER


Animal Care and Handling Conference


October 13-14, 2016
Kansas City, MO

This workshop is designed to help you improve productivity, efficiency and product quality while learning the latest humane handling and stunning practices.   This program is intended for key plant personnel, such as managers, production and pen supervisors, training managers, quality assurance and safety staff and others involved in training personnel in animal driving, handling and stunning.  Table top exhibits and sponsorship opportunities are available. 


Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control


October 18-19, 2016
Kansas City, MO

This workshop focuses on the challenge of controlling Listeria monocytogenes in order to produce a safe, nutritious product. The Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education has worked with experts across the industry to develop a learning experience tailored to meet those challenges. This year's workshop will include an off-site afternoon at a nearby associate member and other program updates will be implemented.  Discussion topics will continue to focus on sanitation, equipment design, corrective actions, sampling plans and data analysis.  Sponsorships and exhibits are available for this conference. 



SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


JANUARY


Environmental Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry

January 30-31, 2017
Co-located with IPPE

The meat and poultry industry faces unique challenges regarding environmental issues. Even as the industry adapts new technologies and provides continuous improvement, environmental issues garner increased attention from government and consumers alike. Learn from industry leaders about key issues through the sharing of best practices, and gain practical information to help improve your environmental programs and compliance.


Worker Safety Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry

January 30-31, 2017
Co-located with IPPE

With nearly half a million people working in the meat and poultry industry, worker safety is imperative to the success of our businesses. This conference will address the top safety challenges experienced on a daily basis and will provide advice and guidance from industry leaders on how to maintain and develop the necessary programs required for continuous improvement in worker safety. In addition, the conference will address regulatory and legal issues that safety professionals need to know and understand. For the first time, the Meat Institute’s annual Worker Safety Conference will be co-located with IPPE, allowing attendees even greater opportunities with access to all IPPE has to offer.


IPPE Education

January 31-February 2, 2017
Atlanta, GA

NAMI will offer numerous workshop sessions at the show for attendees interested in business growth, operations management, food safety, and product development. Registration will open September 1, 2016. Please visit www.ippexpo.org for exhibit, housing and registration details.


FEBRUARY


Annual Meat Conference

February 19-21, 2017
Dallas, TX

The Annual Meat Conference, co-sponsored by NAMI and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), will be held in Dallas, TX on February 19-21, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole. The AMC offers comprehensive education sessions that include a variety of ways to explore the latest developments in meat retailing. In addition, the annual Product Tasting Reception continues to be a premier event, and the conference provides outstanding networking opportunities. Registration for AMC will open in the Fall.



APRIL


Meat Industry Management Conference

April 4 – 6, 2017
Rancho Bernardo inn
San Diego, CA

This annual meeting and conference is a great networking and educational opportunity for the entire industry.  Education topics will be broad and cover multiple interest areas including food safety, government regulations, workforce issues, economics, and general business topics.   The always popular Issues Answers Actions session will be featured, which provides structured member interaction on a variety of issues and topics. Education on new technologies will also be featured, and there will be tabletop exhibit opportunities.


ONGOING


NAMI will schedule webinars at regular intervals that will focus on either 1) time-sensitive information, or  2) topics of interest to small and very small members who may not have the necessary resources to attend in-person events.



NAMI and FOUNDATION FOR MEAT & POULTRY RESEARCH & EDUCATION POSITION

NAMI and Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education will continue to provide annual conventions, conferences, and webinars for all segments of the membership and develop special workshops, seminars and other programs to meet needs as they arise.

FOUNDATION FOR MEAT & POULTRY RESEARCH & EDUCATION POSITION CONTACT:  ANNE HALAL, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT