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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 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.

We are fully committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our events. We are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will provide regular updates to all stakeholders as the situation warrants. If you have any questions regarding an upcoming event, please contact our meetings staff at registration@meatinstitute.org.

Upcoming Events


Animal Care and Handling in Small Plants Series


This on-demand series is open to all meat industry professionals and stakeholders. Sessions will include regulatory updates, maintain a robust animal welfare program, handling high risk animals, types of stunning, humane handling audits and more. As part of the series, NAMI will offered a Q&A session with world-renowned animal welfare expert Temple Grandin for her ABCs of Animal Handling. Grandin took an in-depth look at best practices in livestock handling and stunning. Grandin’s session covers a variety of important topics related to animal movement, facility design, stunning principles, and equipment options.

Proposition 12 and Question 3

November 30, 2021 | 1-2 PM ET

California’s Proposition 12 and Massachusetts’ Question 3 have provided a new set of challenges for the livestock industry. With a looming implementation date and lack of clarifying regulations, learn the current state of play and implications for the industry.

Note: This event is an exclusive event for NAMI members. Membership will be verified prior to the event.


Detection And Identification Solutions For Foreign Material Events

December 1, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET

Foreign material control and prevention is crucial to the success of any operation. Informed by their own risk assessment, establishments will determine the best control methods for the risks identified which can be broadly categorized into prevention, detection and response. This webinar will focus on advances made in detection technology, including when specific technologies can be used as a supplement service for foreign material QA hold resolution, as a routine scheduled HACCP detection verification / audit, or as the only FM detection system. NAMI members looking to increase their knowledge of evaluating product risks and the technologies used to improve foreign material detection should not miss this event.

2022 Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

December 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET

With 2021 quickly drawing to an end, don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the most top of mind regulatory and legislative issues for the meat industry as we head into 2022. From FSIS to OSHA to the Senate and House, this webinar will cover the highlights on a complex range of issues including the latest on COVID-19 protocols, Salmonella, industry structure, and more.



International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 25 – January 27, 2022
Atlanta, GA

Annual Meat Conference

February 7-9, 2022
National Harbor, MD

Workers Safety, Labor & Employment, and Environmental Conferences

March 29 – 30, 2022
San Antonio, TX

Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

April 27-28, 2022
Kansas City, MO


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 24 – January 26, 2023
Atlanta, GA

Annual Meat Conference

March 6-8, 2023
Dallas, TX

Meat Industry Summit

April 17-20, 2023
Carlsbad, CA


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 30 – February 1, 2024
Atlanta, GA

Annual Meat Conference

March 18-20, 2024
Nashville, TN


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 28 – January 30, 2025
Atlanta, GA


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.