The North American Meat Institute and the Food Industry Association have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Annual Meat Conference out of respect for the health of their communities and because of the care and consideration of their respective members and operations.
“AMC’s goal is to bring together retailers and the meat and poultry industry,” said NAMI President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “Like the meat and poultry industry, many of our retail partners face significant operational and supply chain challenges. Currently, it is difficult to attend a conference in person, which decreases the value of the event for all attendees.
“Our community prioritizes the health of its employees and operations so that we can continue to serve the customer, but we are committed to sharing additional category information with our audience throughout the year,” said IMF President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin.
A full refund will be given to all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, and event coordinators will cancel hotel reservations on behalf of registered attendees.
While the in-person event is canceled, NAMI and FMI, in partnership with Sealed Air, will host a series of virtual discussions regarding “The Power of Meat” analysis. The kickoff of this three-part series will be staged from February 7. Registration information will be available through the conference website and in a follow-up communication to already registered participants. The analysis will also be available free of charge to members of their respective organizations and participants already registered.