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March 1, 2007
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A preview of key domestic and international meetings, conventions, trade shows, and educational workshops for the meat, poultry, and prepared foods industries.

MARCH 2007
4-7: International Warehouse Logistics Association Annual Convention at the Marriott Hilton Head Beach & Golf Resort in Hilton Head, S.C. (800) 525-0165.
4-7: School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference 2007 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. (703) 739-3900.
6-8: Food Safety & Security Summit at the Washington DC Convention Center in Washington, DC. www.foodsafetysummit.com
6-8: Poultry 101 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. www.poultry101.com.
6-9: Better Process Control School at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. (706) 542-0993.
8-11: Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. www.expowest.com
11-13: International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. www.bostonseafood.com.
14-15: Midwest Poultry Federation Convention at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. (763) 682-2171.
19-22: Better Process Control School at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (614) 688-4961.
20-22: International Pizza Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. www.pizzaexpo.com.
21-25: Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association Convention at the Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. (224) 293-6500.
23-24: Ohio Association of Meat Processors Convention at the Marriott Columbus Airport in Columbus, Ohio. (740) 828-9900.
23-25: North American Meat Processors 50th Management Conference at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. (703) 758-1900 ext. 102.
27-30: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Spring Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. (202) 347-0228.
29-30: AMI 2007 Animal Care and Handling Conference at the Sheraton Overland Park in Overland, Kan. anuttall@meatami.com.
29-April 1: International Food Service Executives Association Annual International Conference and Seminar at the Kansas City Marriott-Downtown in Kansas City, Mo. www.ifsea.com.
31-April 1: National Country Ham Association Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tenn. registration@countryham.org

APRIL 2007
1-2: Northwest Foodservice Show at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. www.nwfoodserviceshow.com
2-4: AMI Conference on Worker Safety, Health & Human Resources at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. anuttall@meatami.com.
2-5: Better Process Control School at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. (951) 371-8995.
12-13: Food and Drug Law Institute 50th Annual Conference at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in North Bethesda, Md. (202) 371-1420.
13-15: Nebraska Association of Meat Processors State Convention at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb. (402) 839-4635.
13-15: Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors Convention at the Marriott Hotel in Middleton, Wis. (608) 994-3173.
16-19: American Spice Trade Association Annual Meeting and 100th Anniversary Gala at the Ritz Carlson, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif. (202) 367-1127.
16-19: Better Process Control School at Purdue University in West Layfayette, Ind. (765) 494-7220.
17-18: Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo at the Cox Business Services Convention Center in Oklahoma City. loric@okrestaurants.com
17-19: Pork 101 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. (217) 356-5368.
19-21: School Nutrition Association National Leadership Conference at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort in Williamsburg, Va. (703) 739-3900.
21-26: International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses/World Food Logistics Organization Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Ariz. www.iarw.org.
22-24: Food Marketing Institute Advertising and Marketing Executive Conference at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Fla. admarket@fmi.org
22-24: Food Processors of Canada Annual Conference at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Quebec, Canada. (613) 722-1000.
23-26: Better Process Control School at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. (814) 863-2956.
26-29: Association of Food Industries Annual Convention at The Longboat Key Club and Resort in Longboat Key, Fla. www.afius.org
27: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’07 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com.
27-29: Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention at the Hayes Livestock Center & Ramada Inn in State College, Pa. (717) 832-1030.
30-May 2: National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association 15th Annual Retail Executive Conference at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Ariz. (717) 657-8601.
30-May 2: SupplySide East International Trade Show and Conference at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J. www.supplysideshow.com/east.

MAY 2007
1-3: North American Meat Processors Center of the Plate Training at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. (703) 758-1900, ext. 102.
5-8: All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. www.organicexpo.com.
5-10: IFFA 2007 at Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Germany. www.iffa.com.
6-8: The Food Marketing Institute Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. www.fmi.org
6-8: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade 9th Spring Fancy Food Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. www.specialtyfood.com
8-11: Better Process Control School at Cornell University at the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront in Geneva, N.Y. (315) 787-2259.
15-17: Institute of Packaging Professionals Packaging Summit Expo and Conference at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. www.pkgsummit.com.
15-17: National Fisheries Institute Spring Conference at the Naples Grand Resort in Naples, Fla. tolsen@nfi.org
15-18: Better Process Control School at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. (505) 646-1179.
16-17: National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Large Company Human Resources Networking Conference at the O’Hare Hilton in Chicago. (202) 872-0885.
16-17: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Poultry Processor Workshop at the Marriott Atlanta Downtown Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. (770) 493-9401.
17-18: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Sales & Marketing Conference at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago. (312) 540-4400.
19-22: National Restaurant Association Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. (202) 331-5900.
21: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Gold & Silver Plate Celebration at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Chicago. (312) 540-4400.
22-23: Private Label Manufacturers Association “World of Private Label” International Trade Show at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. www.plmainternational.com.
22-24: GMA/FPA Spring Issues Conference at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Va. (202) 639-5904.
22-24: Pork 101 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. (217) 356-5368.
25-27: Canadian Food Institute of Science and Technology (CIFST) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Joint Conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. (905) 271-8338.

JUNE 2007
3-5: Dairy-Deli-Bake 2007 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. (608) 238-7908.
3-7: National Grocers Association Leadership Development Program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. mwallace@NationalGrocers.org.
4-7: Better Process Control School (in Spanish) at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. (951) 371-8995.
6: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’07 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com.
6-8: National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Savannah, Ga. Kristi Spivey at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, (404) 894-3412, kristi.spivey@gtri.gatech.edu.
7-9: World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. www.worldpork.org
8-9: Southeastern Meat Association Convention at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. (407) 365-5661.
8-11: GMA/FPA Executive Conference at The Greenbrier at White Sulfur Springs, W.Va. (202) 337-9400.
10-12: Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council 2007 Convention at the Sheraton at the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (613) 724- 6605.
11-13: National Grocers Association, Food Marketing Institute, and Food Industry Association Executives host the Washington Public Policy Conference at the Renaissance M Street Hotel in Washington, D.C. (703) 516-0700.
13-18: International Natural Sausage Casing Association’s 42nd Annual Meeting at the Hotel Las Arenas Balineario Resort in Valencia, Spain. insca@insca.org.
17-20: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. (269) 428-6333.
22-23: Delmarva Chicken Festival in Federalsburg, Md. (302) 856-9037.
23-27: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Calif. (800) 527-4723.
24-26: AFFI’s 2007 Annual Distribution and Logistics Conference at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. (703) 821-0770.
24-26: Texas Restaurant Association’s Southwest Foodservice Expo at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. www.swfoodexpo.com.

JULY 2007
8-10: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade 53rd Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. www.specialtyfood.org
8-11: International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. www.foodprotection.org.
9-11: National Turkey Federation Leadership Conference at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Brie Wilson, bwilson@turkeyfed.org.
9-12: Better Process Control School at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. (225) 578-5207.
12-14: 68th American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers Exhibition at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wis. (717) 367-1168.
12-15: North Carolina Meat Processors Association’s Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel in Atlantic Beach, N.C. (828) 465-4900 or ccansler@ncmpa.biz.
15-18: School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago. (703) 739-3900.
17-19: Joint Industry Unsaleables Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Las Vegas, Nev. (202) 452-8444.
17-20: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 2007 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo. (303) 694-0305.
28-Aug. 1: Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (312) 782-8424.
29-31: International Foodservice Distributors Association Sales & Marketing Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. (703) 532-9400.

AUGUST 2007
1-3: International Microwave Power Institute 41st Annual Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (804) 559-6667.
5-10: International Congress of Meat Science & Technology at the Beijing International Continental Center in Beijing, China. icomst@meatscience.org.cn; www.icomstchina53.org.cn.
10: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’07 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com.
18-20: Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. www.westernfoodexpola.com.
22-25: National Meat Association Summer Conference at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, N.M. (510) 763-1533.

SEPTEMBER 2007
6-9: Frozen & Refrigerated Association of the NorthEast Conference & Convention at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vt. (781) 641-4669
7-9: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. www.fraexpo.com.
18-20: New York State Association for Food Protection Annual Conference in Syracuse, N.Y. (607) 255-2892.
18-20: Pork 101 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. (217) 356-5368.
20-21: California Poultry Federation Annual Meeting and Conference at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif. (209) 576-6355.

OCTOBER 2007
2-4: Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society EXPO 2007 at Reliant Center in Houston. (919) 549-8411.
6-8: SupplySide West International Trade Show and Conference at the Venetian and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. www.supplysideshow.com/west
7-9: International Foodservice Distributors Association’s The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. (703) 532-9400.
8-10: Delmarva Poultry Industry’s National Meeting on Poultry Health and Processing in Ocean City, Md. (302) 856-9037.
11-14: North American Meat Processors’ 65th Annual Convention at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tuscon, Ariz. (703) 758-1900 ext. 102.
12: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’07 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com.
12-19: National Safety Council’s 2007 Congress and Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (800) 621-7619.
13-16: National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention at the San Antonio Rivercenter Marriott in San Antonio, Texas. (717) 657-8601.
15-17: FPSA’s Process Expo 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (703) 761-2600.
15-17: Pack Expo 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. (703) 761-2600.
23-26: International Sanitary Supply Association/INTERCLEAN North America at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (847) 982-0800.
23-27: The National Renderers 74th Annual Convention in Miami, Fla. (703) 683-0155.
24-27: Worldwide Food Expo/AMI Meat, Poultry & Seafood Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. (703) 934-4700.

NOVEMBER 2007
6-9: National Association of Convenience Stores Show 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. (703) 684-3600.
11-12: Kosherfest 2007 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. www.kosherfest.com.
11-13: Private Label Manufacturers Association Private Label Trade Show at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. (212) 972-3131.
27-29: Food Products Association Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Washington in Washington D.C. (202) 639-5900.
28-30: Label Summit Asia 2007 at the Shanghai New International Center in Shanghai, China. www.labelexpo-asia.com.

DECEMBER 2007
7: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’07 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com.

JANUARY 2008
13-15: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s 33rd Winter Fancy Food Show at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. www.specialtyfood.org.
13-15: School Nutrition Association Child Nutrition Industry Conference at the Portola Plaza Hotel in Monterey, Calif. (703) 739-3900.
23-25: International Poultry Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. (770) 493- 9401.

FEBRUARY 2008
5-8: National Grocers Association 2008 Annual Convention and Supermarket Synergy Showcase at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. mwallace@NationalGrocers.org.
6-9: Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Reno, Nev. (303) 694-0305.
9-12: National Turkey Federation Annual Convention at Loews Coronado Bay in San Diego, Calif. Brie Wilson, bwilson@turkeyfed.org.
20-23: National Meat Association 62nd Annual Convention at the Portola Plaza Hotel in Monterey, Calif. (510) 763-1533.

MARCH 2008
2-5: School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference 2007 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. (703) 739-3900.
9-11: Food Marketing Institute’s Annual Meat Conference in Nashville, Tenn. (202) 452-8444.
18-20: Food Safety & Security Summit at the Washington DC Convention Center in Washington, DC. www.foodsafetysummit.com
18-20: Midwest Poultry Federation Conference at the St. Paul River Centre in St. Paul, Minn. (763) 682-2171.­­
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