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 27-29, 2016
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
January 31-February 2, 2017
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 19-21, 2017
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
February 12 – 15, 2017
Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Showcase your products and services on The NGA Show EXPO floor in the Meat Pavilion. NAMI offers a special opportunity to secure space at a discount not even available to NGA members due to the nature of NAMI member’s valuable products. The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. NAMI is partnering with NGA to host a Meat Pavilion at the NGA show to provide you with an opportunity to showcase your animal protein products to hundreds of independent retail and wholesale grocers. This is a unique opportunity for NAMI members to secure exhibit space for less than what NGA is charging their members and promote your products to a segment of the food distribution industry that generates more than $130 billion in annual sales.
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.
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 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