2008 Annual Meat Conference

Sunday, March 9 (12am) - Tuesday, March 11, 2008 (1am US/Eastern)
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive [map]
Nashville, TN 37214-1200

Conventional Thinking will only get you so far.
Fast growing retailers and suppliers have put in place some bold ideas that have taken market share away from their competitors. This is a chance to tap their brains.

The 2008 Annual Meat Conference will deliver some bold thinking about selling strategies, operational efficiencies, packaging, marketing, technology and workface issues. Discover how to apply these practical ideas to your operations.

Discover new product and services that consumers are buying
Share an industry wide perspective on customer and consumer needs
Learn innovative ways to improve operations, marketing and profitability.

Make plans for Nashville!
It could be your Boldest Move Yet.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Annual Meat Conference Website
Gaylord Opryland Resort Website
Nashville Convention and Visitor's Bureau
FMI Travel Discounts

Registration Includes:

All meeting materials, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, and receptions. Every participant, to qualify for member rates must be an employee of an AMI, FMI, ABP, NCC, NLB, NPD, or NTF member company. All others are non-members.

Who Should Attend:

The Annual Meat Conference features a program developed by retail meat executive for retail meat executives:

  • <B>Education Sessions</B> - Tackle the volatile issues facing the meat and poultry industry
  • <B>Tech Fair</B> - See technology innovations that increase your efficiencies and move products
  • <B>Product Tasting Reception</B> - Sample some of the best and newest offerings for your meat case
  • <B>Meat2Meet</B> - Discuss key operational issues and mutually beneficial business opportunities at pre-arranged meetings with food distribution companies and suppliers

Cancellation and Other Policies:

To cancel your registration, notify the registrar in writing or by e-mail at hcain@fmi.org or fax to 202/220-0878 by Friday, February 22, 2008. Cancellations are subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds after February 22, 2008. All refunds will be processed after Monday, March 24, 2008. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

To make reservations, please call The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center directly at 1.866.972.6779 by Thursday, February 14, 2008. After this date, rooms will be on a space and available basis. Please mention 2008 Annual Meat Conference to receive the special group 0f $175.00 single/double occupancy. Hotels reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to day of arrival to receive a full refund.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

American Meat Institute, Food Marketing Institute, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Chicken Council, National Pork Board, National Turkey Federation and American Lamb Board

<B>For more information e-mail:</B> Meat Conference