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March 1, 2008
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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.
2-5: School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference 2008 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. (703) 739-3900.
4-6: Poultry 101 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. www.poultry101.com.
9-11: International Warehouse Logistics Association Annual Convention at Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, Calif. (847) 813-4699.
11-14: Better Process Control School at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. (706) 542-0993.
13-16: Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. www.expowest.com
17-19: Food Safety & Security Summit at the Washington DC Convention Center in Washington, D.C. www.foodsafetysummit.com
17-20: Better Process Control School at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. (951) 479-1367.
17-20: Better Process Control School at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (614) 688-4961.
19-20: Midwest Poultry Federation Convention at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. (763) 682-2171.
25-28: Better Process Control School (Spanish) at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. (505) 646-1179.
26-27: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Feed Mill Management Seminar at the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. (770) 493-9401.
26-27: Food and Drug Law Institute 51st Annual Conference at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. (202) 371-1420.
26-30: Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association Convention at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. (224) 293-6500.
27-30: Association of Food Industries Annual Convention at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. www.afius.org
28-29: Ohio Association of Meat Processors Convention at the Marriott Columbus Airport in Columbus, Ohio. (740) 828-9900.
28-30: North American Meat Processors 51st Management Conference at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. (703) 758-1900 ext. 102.
31-Apr. 4: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Spring Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. (202) 347-0228.
APRIL 2008
1-3: International Pizza Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. www.pizzaexpo.com.
1-4: Better Process Control School at University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. (608) 265-4801.
3-6: International Food Service Executives Association Annual Conference at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Denver, Colo. www.ifsea.com.
4-6: National Country Ham Association Annual Meeting at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.registration@countryham.org.
4-6: Nebraska Association of Meat Processors State Convention in Grand Island, Neb. (402) 839-4635.
6-9: American Spice Trade Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla. (202) 367-1127.
8-10: Food Processors of Canada Annual Conference at the Fairmont Le Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (613) 722-1000.
11-13: Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors Convention and Product Show at the Marriott West Hotel in Middleton, Wis. (608) 994-3173.
13-15: AMI Conference on Worker Safety, Health & Human Resources at the Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center in New Orleans, La. anuttall@meatami.com
13-15: Food Marketing Institute Advertising and Marketing Executive Conference at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel in Palm Springs, Calif. (202) 220-0808.
14-16: National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association 16th Annual Retail Executive Conference at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Ariz. (717) 657-8601.
15-16: National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Billion Dollar Company CFO Roundtable at the O’Hare Hilton in Chicago. (202) 872-0885.
15-16: Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo at the Cox Business Services Convention Center in Oklahoma City. linda@okrestaurants.com
15-17: Pork 101 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. (217) 356-5368.
18: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’08 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com
19-24: International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses/World Food Logistics Organization Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Fla. www.iarw.org .
21-24: Better Process Control School at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. (814) 863-2956.
24-26: School Nutrition Association National Leadership Conference at the BROADMOOR in Colorado Springs, Colo. (703) 739-3900.
25-27: Pennsylvania Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention at the Hayes Livestock Center & Ramada Inn in State College, Pa. (717) 832-1030.
26-27: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Human Resources Seminar at the Grand Hotel Marriott in Point Clear, Ala. (770) 493-9401.
26-29: All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. www.organicexpo.com
27-28: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s Global Food & Style Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. www.specialtyfood.com
27-28: Northwest Foodservice Show at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. www.nwfoodserviceshow.com
28-30: SupplySide East International Trade Show and Conference at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J. www.supplysideshow.com
29-May 1: North American Meat Processors Center of the Plate Training at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. (703) 758-1900, ext. 102.
MAY 2008
4-7: The Food Marketing Institute Show at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. www.fmi.org
5-8: Better Process Control School at Purdue University in West Layfayette, Ind. (765) 494-7220.
6-9: Better Process Control School at Cornell University at the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront in Geneva, N.Y. (315) 787-2259.
8-9: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association National Breeders Roundtable at the Airport Marriott Hotel in St. Louis. (770) 493-9401.
13-15: Institute of Packaging Professionals Packaging Summit Expo and Conference at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. www.pkgsummit.com
13-15: National Fisheries Institute Spring Fly-In at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. (703) 752-8880.
13-16: Better Process Control School (English) at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. (505) 646-1179.
15-16: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Sales & Marketing Conference at the Chicago Mart Plaza in Chicago. (312) 540-4400.
17-20: National Restaurant Association Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. (202) 331-5900.
19: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Gold & Silver Plate Celebration at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago. (312) 540-4400.
19-21: Pork 101 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. (217) 356-5368.
20-22: Poultry 101 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. www.poultry101.com .
20-25: International Natural Sausage Casing Association’s 43rd Annual Meeting at the Arion Resort & Spa in Athens, Greece. insca@insca.org .
21-22: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Poultry Processor Workshop at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. (770) 493-9401.
25-27: Canadian Food Institute of Science and Technology (CIFST) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Joint Conference at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. (905) 271-8338.
27-28: PLMA’s “World of Private Label” International Trade Show at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. www.plmainternational.com
JUNE 2008
1-3: Dairy-Deli-Bake 2008 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. (608) 238-7908.
1-5: National Grocers Association Executive Leadership Development Program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. (703) 516-8832.
4-6: National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla. Kristi Spivey at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, (404) 894-3412, kristi.spivey@gtri.gatech.edu .
5-7: 20th Annual World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.www.worldpork.org
6: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’08 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com.
6-7: Southeastern Meat Association Convention in Palm Coast, Fla. (407) 365-5661.
6-9: GMA/FPA Executive Conference at The Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, W.Va. (202) 337-9400.
8-10: Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council 2008 Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (613) 724- 6605.
9-12: Better Process Control School (Spanish) at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (614) 688-4961.
16-19: Better Process Control School (Spanish) at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. (951) 371-8995.
20-21: The 59th Delmarva Chicken Festival at The Centre at Salisbury in Salisbury, Md. (302) 856-9037.
21-25: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. (800) 527-4723.
22-24: Texas Restaurant Association’s Southwest Foodservice Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.www.swfoodexpo.com
23-25: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Financial Management Seminar at the Hilton Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (770) 493-9401.
26-28: International Microwave Power Institute 42nd Annual Symposium at the Chateau Sonesta in New Orleans, La. (804) 559-6667.
28-July 1: Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. (312) 782-8424.
29-July 1: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade 54th Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. www.specialtyfood.org
29-July 2: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. (269) 428-6333.
JULY 2008
10-13: North Carolina Meat Processors Association’s Annual Meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (828) 465-4900.
13-15: International Foodservice Distributors Association Sales & Marketing Conference at the Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Fla. (703) 532-9400.
14-17: Better Process Control School at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. (225) 578-5207.
15-16: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Hatchery-Breeder Clinic at The Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. (770) 493-9401.
15-19: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 2008 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, Colo. (303) 694-0305.
20-22: National Chicken Council Chicken Marketing Seminar 2008 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island, S.C. MErnst@ChickenUSA.org
20-23: School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. (703) 739-3900.
24-26: 69th American Convention of Meat Processors & Suppliers Exhibition at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. (717) 367-1168.
28-30: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Information Systems Seminar at Hilton Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (770) 493-9401.
AUGUST 2008
3-6: International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio.www.foodprotection.org.
10-15: International Congress of Meat Science & Technology at the Southern Sun, Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. www.icomst2008.co.za/
12: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’08 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill.www.ifmaworld.com
20-23: National Meat Association Summer Conference at Peaks Resort in Telluride, Colo. (510) 763-1533.
23-25: Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. www.westernfoodexpo.com.
SEPTEMBER 2008
5-7: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. www.fraexpo.com.
8-11: International Sanitary Supply Association/INTERCLEAN North America in Las Vegas, Nev. (847) 982-0800.
9-11: Labelexpo Americas 2008 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. www.labelexpo-americas.com.
16-18: New York State Association for Food Protection Annual Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in East Syracuse, N.Y. (607) 255-2892.
16-18: Pork 101 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. (217) 356-5368.
17-18: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Poultry Production & Health Seminar at the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. (770) 493-9401.
18-19: California Poultry Federation Annual Meeting and Conference at the Lake Tahoe Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, Calif. (209) 576-6355.
21-23: Joint Industry Unsaleables Conference/Merchandising, Sales and Marketing Conference at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Fla. (202) 452-8444.
OCTOBER 2008
1-2: National Chicken Council 54th Annual Conference at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C. MErnst@ChickenUSA.org
2-5: Frozen & Refrigerated Association of the North East Convention at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Chatham, Mass. (781) 641-4669
4-7: National Association of Convenience Stores Show 2008 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (703) 684-3600.
9-10: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar at the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. (770) 493-9401.
9-13: FPSA’s Process Expo 2008 at McCormick Place, West Hall in Chicago. (703) 761-2600.
9-13: Pack Expo 2008 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (703) 761-2600.
11-14: National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention at the San Diego Marriott Marina in San Diego, Calif. (717) 657-8601.
12-14: International Foodservice Distributors Association’s The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. (703) 532-9400.
14-16: Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society EXPO 2008 at Reliant Center in Houston. (919) 549-8411.
16-19: North American Meat Processors’ 66th Annual Convention at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev. (703) 758-1900 ext. 101.
19-26: National Safety Council’s 2008 Congress and Expo in Anaheim, Calif. (800) 621-7619.
21-24: The National Renderers 75th Annual Convention in Palm Springs, Calif. (703) 683-0155.
22-24: SupplySide West International Trade Show and Conference at the Venetian and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. www.supplysideshow.com/west
23-24: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Women’s Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront in Jacksonville, Fla. (770) 493-9401.
24: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’08 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com
NOVEMBER 2008
11-12: Kosherfest 2008 at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, N.J. www.kosherfest.com.
12: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Grain Forecast and Economic Outlook Conference at the Atlanta Airport Hilton Hotel in Atlanta. (770) 493-9401.
12-14: GMA Fall Conference at the Renaissance Washington in Washington, D.C. (202) 639-5900.
16-18: Private Label Manufacturers Association Private Label Trade Show at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. (212) 972-3131.
DECEMBER 2008
5: International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Foodservice Fundamentals ’08 at the Doubletree Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. www.ifmaworld.com
JANUARY 2009
18-20: The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s 34th Winter Fancy Food Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. www.specialtyfood.org.
18-20: School Nutrition Association Child Nutrition Industry Conference at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La. (703) 739-3900.
28-30: International Poultry Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. (770) 493- 9401.
28-31: Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz. (303) 694-0305.
FEBRUARY 2009
4-7: National Turkey Federation Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. (202) 898-0100.
10-13: National Grocers Association Annual Convention & Supermarket Synergy Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev. (703) 516-0700.
21-25: American Frozen Food Institute Convention in Monterey, Calif. (703) 821-0770.
22-25: National Meat Association MEATXPO’09 at the Rio All-Suite & Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. (510) 763-1533.
MARCH 2009
1-4: School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference 2009 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. (703) 739-3900.
7-10: Food Marketing Institute Annual Business Conference in Dallas, Texas. (202) 452-8444.
17-19: Midwest Poultry Federation Conference at the St. Paul River Centre in St. Paul, Minn. (763) 682-2171.
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