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Events

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


AUGUST


Family Business Focus: Steadfast Leadership in Constant Change

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Summer Series Webinar

This webinar, designed especially for family businesses, will discuss several disciplines of leadership, including decision-making, communication, and values/culture. In times of crisis, long-term planning may not the priority, but it is important to maintain focus on the behaviors and values of the family business in order to stay the course. A strength of family businesses is the ability to be resilient and companies should not lose sight of that strength during times of crisis. Don’t miss this webinar to help your family business navigate these changing times, and learn the action items that every family business can implement today.


Understanding OSHA Inspections During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Recording Requirements for the Illness

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT
Summer Series Webinar

Mark Lies, a Partner and Adam Young an Associate with Seyfarth Shaw LLP who specialize in Occupational Safety and Health Law will discuss OSHA activity and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An in-depth review of the OSHA enforcement guidelines for COVID-19 including recommended steps to take to prevent Covid-19 spread, the focus on record keeping and what to expect over the coming year.


SEPTEMBER


Meat Industry Food Safety Conference

September 9-11, 2020
Virtual Event

Based on the impact of COVID-19, the safety of the attendees and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings the Meat industry Food Safety Conference has transitioned to a virtual event this year.

This virtual event will provide valuable insights for meat processors and access to the best information to help your business improve its food safety programs. This conference always brings together top experts from industry, government, and academia to address the most critical issues that meat processors face today.


Fall Forum with NAMI Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting

September 24, 2020
Virtual Event

Based on the impact of COVID-19, the safety of the attendees and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings the Fall Forum has transitioned to a virtual event this year.

Join fellow Meat Institute members and industry colleagues during the Fall Forum virtual sessions, which will provide regulatory and legislative updates from industry experts and Washington insiders as well as the Annual Meeting and Fall Board of Directors meetings.


OCTOBER


Animal Care and Handling Conference


October 13-16, 2020
Virtual Event

Based on the impact of COVID-19, the safety of the attendees and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings the Animal Care and Handling Conference has transitioned to a virtual event this year.

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.


Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop


October 19-21, 2020
Virtual Event

Based on the impact of COVID-19, the safety of the attendees and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings the Listeria monocytogenes workshop has transitioned to a virtual event this year.

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. The workshop includes time at a nearby associate member equipment company to demonstrate lessons learned at the workshop. Discussion topics will continue to focus on sanitation, equipment design, corrective actions, sampling plans and data analysis.


FUTURE CONFIRMED DATES


2021

Environmental Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry

January 25-26, 2020
Atlanta, GA - Co-located with IPPE


Worker Safety Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry

January 26-27, 2020
Atlanta, GA - Co-located with IPPE


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 26 - 28, 2021
Atlanta, GA


NAMI Meat Pavilion at NGA Show

March 7 – 10, 2021
Las Vegas, NV


Annual Meat Conference

March 21 – March 23, 2021
Dallas, TX


Meat Industry Summit

April, 13 – 16, 2021
San Diego, CA


Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

April 21-22 2021
Kansas City, MO


Advanced Listeria monocytogenes Intervention and Control Workshop

October 19-20, 2021
San Diego, CA


2022

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 25 – January 27, 2022
Atlanta, GA


NAMI Meat Pavilion at NGA Show

February 27-March 2, 2022


Meat Industry Summit

March 28 – 31, 2022
San Antonio, TX


2023

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 24 – January 26, 2023
Atlanta, GA


NAMI Meat Pavilion at NGA Show

February 26-March 1, 2023


Meat Industry Summit

April 17-20, 2023
Carlsbad, CA


2024

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 30 – February 1, 2024
Atlanta, GA


2025

International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 28 – January 30, 2025
Atlanta, GA


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

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.