NAMI is in the process of updating its current website and membership database to provide better resources and tools for our members. During this period, users will be unable to maintain their profile information or make online payments. We anticipate the new website and membership database will be live for members starting Tuesday, July 18. For questions or additional information please contact Megan McCullough at



Each year the North American Meat Institute in conjunction with the Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education, conducts a series of annual conferences and educational workshops to meet the needs of our membership, the meat industry and their retail and food service customers.

This includes annual education conferences, topical workshops, award programs, Board of Directors & committee meetings and an annual trade show. Every event is an opportunity for industry processors, suppliers and press to learn, network and take back valuable solutions for their company and professional development.

We are fully committed to the health and safety of everyone who attends our events. We are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local governments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will provide regular updates to all stakeholders as the situation warrants. If you have any questions regarding an upcoming event, please contact our meetings staff at

Upcoming Events


Food & Agriculture Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Defend Your Company

June 29, 2023 | 2:00 PM ET

The Food and Agriculture-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Food and Ag-ISAC) was launched in May of this year to help food and agriculture companies defend against a vast array of threats targeting the industry. This ISAC released a guide to help small and medium-sized food and agriculture companies to defend themselves against cyberattacks. Please join the North American Meat Institute and the Food and Ag-ISAC during this webinar to explore threats facing the food industry, detail how the Food and Ag-ISAC is helping companies defend against these threats, and show how organizations without non-technical resources can leverage the cybersecurity guide to better protect their business.


Regulatory Services Update

July 13, 2023 | 2:00 PM ET

From appealing non-compliance reports to product labeling to recent inspection issues and policy updates, NAMI's bi-monthly Regulatory Services Update provides members access to experts that understand how to navigate the regulatory environment. We offer a wealth of resources and support to meet and exceed compliance standards and provide guidance on FSIS policy, HACCP, enforcement actions, and recalls, among other regulatory topics. Keep up with ever-changing rules and regulations, join us for our next update on Thursday, July 13th, and stay fully informed on changes affecting your business.

Center of the Plate Training

July 25-27, 2023
College Station, TX

The Center of the Plate Training® is a 2.5-day course designed to teach you the fundamentals of meat specifications by giving you a first-hand look at how carcasses convert to cuts commonly used in retail and food service. A lively learning experience, detailed cutting demonstrations of all the major center of the plate protein items: beef, veal, lamb, and pork, as well as sections on poultry, processed meats, and nutrition. You'll come away with an increase knowledge of the center of the plate items and your personal copy of the Meat Buyer's Guide®; for over 40 years, the authoritative guide to meat and poultry identification.


Meat Industry Food Safety Conference

August 17-18, 2023
Grand Hyatt Denver, CO

Every year, food safety professionals gather to share best practices, research updates, and provide expert instruction on the most critical food-safety related topics in the meat industry. From salmonella virulence and prevalence to whole-genome sequencing, antimicrobial interventions, bio mapping, sanitation, and recall prevention, the Meat Industry Food Safety Conference is the opportunity to elevate your food safety program, grow your network, and contribute to advancing food safety best practices. Register before July 21 for big savings and join us August 17-18 in Denver, Colorado.


Protein Pact 2023 Summit

October 5 - 6, 2023
San Diego, CA



International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 30 – February 1, 2024
Atlanta, GA

Annual Meat Conference

March 18-20, 2024
Nashville, TN


International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE)

January 28 – January 30, 2025
Atlanta, GA


NAMI will schedule webinars at regular intervals that will focus on either 1) time-sensitive information, or  2) topics of interest to small and very small members who may not have the necessary resources to attend in-person events.


NAMI and Foundation for Meat & Poultry Research & Education will continue to provide annual conventions, conferences, and webinars for all segments of the membership and develop special workshops, seminars and other programs to meet needs as they arise.