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The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) continues to monitor the evolving situation regarding coronavirus both domestically and internationally. Due to this public health emergency, it is impossible to move forward with NAMI's Meat Industry Summit as planned.  In close consultation with members, authorities in Texas, and the J.W. Marriott, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Meat Industry Summit in San Antonio, Texas.

While reported risk levels for COVID-19 infection may be low in the conference region, the unique challenges and responsibilities associated with staging large gatherings remain immensely complex.  The Meat Institute will continue to keep you up to date about future meetings and possibly rescheduling the Summit. We did not make this decision lightly, but think it is the right thing to do to protect the health and safety of attendees and staff.

HOTEL:

If you have a hotel reservation for the Summit please call and cancel your room as soon as possible. Please visit the Summit reservation page here, or call the hotel directly at (210) 276-2500. You must cancel your reservation at least 72-hours before your scheduled arrival to receive a full refund.

REGISTRATIONS:

For those who have registered for Summit, we will hold no one to the previous cancellation deadline and you will receive a full refund of your registration fees. Please be patient as we work to refund everyone through the appropriate payment method. If you have questions, please contact Robin Troy, rtroy@meatinstitute.org (p) 202-587-4242.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:

The NAMI Board of Directors Meeting will be held virtually by webinar/conference call in an abbreviated format on the morning of April 2, 2020. NAMI Directors will receive more detailed information about the virtual Board meeting from Christl McCarthy through the BoardEffect portal. Please contact Christl with Board questions - cmccarthy@meatinstitute.org  (p) 202-587-4232.

SPONSORSHIPS:

If you have secured a sponsorship at the Meat Industry Summit you will be contacted by the North American Meat Institute to discuss your sponsorship options. For additional information please contact Jim Goldberg at jgoldberg@meatinstitute.org (p) 202-587-4206.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

The Meat Institute will continue to send information to members regarding the coronavirus and its impact on employees and company operations. Updates can be found on the Meat Institute's website here.