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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.

Upcoming Events


APRIL


Meat Industry Summit

April 17-19, 2018
San Antonio, TX

Educational programming for this event is designed to cover multiple interest areas including general business topics, labor and employment issues, regulatory issues, public affairs, and will provide practical insight on how these matters affect the meat industry today. In addition, association business will be conducted at committee meetings as well as a meeting of the NAMI Board of Directors.


Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control

April 25 – 26, 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.


JUNE


Center of the Plate Training

June 5 – 7, 2018
College Station, Texas

Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education Center of the Plate Training® (COP) sessions bring together some of the top experts and species organizations to teach food industry professionals  the best and most profitable uses for  beef, pork, lamb, veal and poultry, as well as processed meats and seafood. This three day course is designed to teach the fundamentals of meat specifications by giving a first-hand look at how carcasses are converted to cuts commonly used in retail and foodservice. This event draws approximately 90 attendees.



SEPTEMBER


Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing Conference

September 5-6, 2018
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.



OCTOBER


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. 



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