AMI Spring Expo Attendees Will Benefit from Full Slate of Networking EventsFriday, February 25, 2011
Washington, D.C., February 25, 2011 — Attendees of the 2011 Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, April 13-16, 2011, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., will have the opportunity to share ideas and solutions during a number of networking events scheduled throughout the show.
Scheduled networking events
- AMI Expo Networking Receptions Hosted
Daily, Wednesday, April 13 , Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15
Hyatt McCormick Place, Main Ballroom
All packers and processors are welcome to stop by booth #2007 to pick up complimentary tickets for these nightly networking receptions sponsored by Lenexa, Kansas-based Marel Townsend Further Processing, maker of equipment for further processing needs, including portioning and forming, marinating, coating, frying, cooking and sausage-making for poultry, red meat and fish. Attendees will enjoy food, beverages and live music with the Ice Blues Band and the I-pad band, which recently played for First Lady Michelle Obama. Complimentary tickets for processors will also be available at the door.
- AMI Awards and Board of Directors’
Breakfast (sponsored by ADT Security
Services and Arrowsight, Inc.)
Thursday, April 14
7 a.m.- 8 a.m.
The best of the industry will be recognized with the following annual awards — the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award, the Supplier of the Year Award, the Scientific Achievement Award and the Industry Advancement Award.
The Edward C. Jones Community Service Award honors a company that has shown that same strong commitment to the communities in which it operates. The Supplier of the Year Award honors a supplier who has shown a spirit of partnership and has made an outstanding contribution to the success of the meat and poultry industry.
The Scientific Achievement Award is presented to an individual from industry, academia or government whose professional achievements have had a significant contribution to the scientific knowledge of the meat and poultry industry.
The Industry Advancement Award honors an individual, group or company whose work has contributed to the success of the meat and poultry industry. The AMI Awards Breakfast is a ticketed event.
Washington Insider Breakfast
Friday, April 15
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
William Kristol, editor of the Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard, will be the keynote speaker during this interactive dialogue that offers an “insider’s” perspective on what changes to expect and how you can influence those decisions.
The Washington Insider Breakfast is a ticketed event.
AMI-Chicago Midwest Meat Association (CMMA)Cocktail Party
Friday, April 15 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Club at 151, Hyatt Regency Chicago on Wacker Dr.
AMI Expo attendees can mix and mingle with industry friends at a lively reception at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. Tickets include food and beverage.
The CMMA/AMI reception is a ticketed event.
Those wishing to attend the Awards Breakfast, Washington Insider Breakfast or the AMI-CMMA Cocktail Party may select the event on their registration form. Those wishing to add these events to already completed registrations may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to register for the 2011 AMI Expo, go to http://www.amiexpo.com/.
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