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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


Adopting Automated Technologies in the Meat Industry

March 10, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
Virtual Event

Innovation in the meat industry in nothing new, but the pace of technology development has accelerated and meat processors are finding out how advanced processing techniques can improve their business and their bottom line. This webinar will take a look at where automation in the industry currently stands, and where the best opportunities for future innovation lie. Attendees will learn about both the challenges and benefits of investing in new technology, and the pit falls to avoid as you analyze your own unique processes and products.

Salmonella: Where Do We Go From Here?

March 16, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
Virtual Event

The control of Salmonella has been a priority of the meat industry for many years, and we know more than ever about its prevalence and control. This webinar will take a look back and a look forward as we consider what the future holds for both the control of and the regulatory status of this organism. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from former Under Secretary for Food Safety, Mindy Brashears, and former Administrator and Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Carmen Rottenberg, as they discuss the history of pathogens as regulated entities, the unique properties of Salmonella and advances in control, and how these subjects intertwine as special interest groups push for more oversight.

A Special Demonstration of the New Era of Hot Dog Processing

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 1:00 PM EST
Virtual Event

Join us to see how the smart technologies from Inotec and Weiler improve quality and speed product preparation; then, how Handtmann linking and hanging advancements with gram accurate weights work with integrated monitoring to deliver stronger, more effective line management and a demonstrably stronger ROI. After the demo, there will be an opportunity for interactive Q&A with the technology specialist.

Annual Meat Conference

March 22 – March 25, 2021
Virtual Event

Comprehensive education sessions include a variety of ways to explore the latest developments in meat retailing today. Gain tools, insights, inspiration and new ideas to differentiate your unique products and services, fortify your marketing ROI, increase sales and build customer loyalty.


Meat Industry Summit

April, 12 – 16, 2021
Virtual Event

Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

April 21-22 2021
Virtual Event


Center of the Plate

June 2021
College Station, TX


Meat Industry Food Safety Conference

August 24 – 26, 2021
Chicago, IL


NAMI Meat Pavilion at NGA Show

September 19-21, 2021


Animal Care and Handling Conference

October 14-15, 2021
Kansas City, MO

Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

October 19-20, 2021
Kansas city, MO



International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 25 – January 27, 2022
Atlanta, GA

NAMI Meat Pavilion at NGA Show

February 27-March 2, 2022

Annual Meat Conference

March 14-16, 2022
National Harbor, MD

Meat Industry Summit

March 28 – 31, 2022
San Antonio, TX


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 24 – January 26, 2023
Atlanta, GA

NAMI Meat Pavilion at NGA Show

February 26-March 1, 2023

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.