KANSAS CITY, MO. — Organizers for the Annual Meat Conference (AMC) recently decided against holding an in-person event during 2021. Instead, the group will hold an online event between March 22-25, 2021. 

The event, which is sponsored by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and FMI: The Food Industry Association, will feature a variety of interactive collaboration, educational programming and exhibits.

“Challenging times have drastically impacted meat retail,” AMC organizers said in the announcement. “Reflecting unprecedented growth, the meat department sold an additional $7.9 billion and 1.4 billion lbs during the pandemic alone but not withstanding challenges along the way. Now more than ever, it is imperative to gather peers and trading partners from all facets of the meat industry to prepare for what’s ahead.”

Programming will cover topics including keeping retail consumers and reviewing purchasing patterns in 2021. Speakers will also look at meat channel choices and meat perceptions in the supply chain. 

Plus, Anne-Marie Roerink from San Antonio-based 210 Analytics will present “The Power of Meat 2021” for the 16th year. 

Details on education and networking opportunities are still being finalized, but interested attendees can check out the program here

Registration for the online event begins on Dec. 1.