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Each year the North American Meat Institute in conjunction with the Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education, conducts a series of annual conferences and educational workshops to meet the needs of the our membership, the meat industry and their retail and food service customers.

This includes annual education conferences, topical workshops, award programs, Board of Directors & 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 for their company and professional development.

Upcoming Events


Fall Forum with NAMI Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting

held jointly with the Board of Directors of Canadian Meat Council & ComeCarne

October 4- 5, 2018
Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC

Join fellow Meat Institute members and industry colleagues at the Fall Forum, which will provide regulatory and legislative updates from industry experts and Washington insiders. Co-located with the North American Meat Institute, Canadian Meat Council and ComeCarne’s Board of Directors meetings, the Fall Forum will deliver excellent networking opportunities with meat processing members and suppliers from the United States, Canada and Mexico

Animal Care and Handling Conference

October 18-19, 2018
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. Exhibits and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control

October 23-24, 2018
Hilton KCI,
Kansas City, Missouri

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. 



February 12 – 14, 2019
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

Environmental Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry

Co-located at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

February 11-12, 2019
Atlanta, GA

Environmental issues are top of mind for meat and poultry processors, with increased information and innovation paving the way for improvements. Addressing regulatory requirements and consumer interest continues to impact decision making as well. This conference will cover critical topics including EPA enforcement, water use and conservation, energy management, biogas, chemical security, and more.

Worker Safety Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry

Co-located at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

February 11-12, 2019
Atlanta, GA

This conference will address the most critical issues in worker safety and provide practical information and insight to help meat and poultry companies reduce workplace injuries and provide a safe working environment for their employees. The conference will also address changes in regulatory requirements and provide information on compliance.

NAMI Meat Pavilion at the NGA Show

February 24-27, 2019
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA


Annual Meat Conference

March 3-5, 2019
Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX


Meat Industry Summit & Board of Directors Meeting

April 8-11, 2019
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Carlsbad, CA


Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing Conference

September 4-5, 2019
Rosemont Hilton
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.


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 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.