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World Meat Congress to meet in U.S. this summer

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

For the first time in over 20 years, the world’s premier gathering of red meat industry leaders will be held in the United States.

The World Meat Congress is a biennial event, with the 2018 theme being “Trusting in Trade.” USMEF CEO Emeritus Philip Seng says the conference presents an opportunity to highlight the essential role international trade plays in the growth and viability of the global red meat industry.

“The IMS is composed of representatives of about 30 countries, sharing information about how the industry can work together to be more trade-progressive,” Seng said.

While World Meat Congress participants compete intensely for global market share, Seng explains that there are many areas in which they share common interests.

“This is an opportunity to draw from the world’s foremost experts on topics such as health and nutrition, production technologies, animal care and sustainability – issues that demand our full attention if the red meat industry is going to continue to expand and thrive,” Seng said.

The 22nd World Meat Congress will be held in Dallas, Texas, May 30-June 1, 2018. The event is hosted by the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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