WASHINGTON, DC – The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and FMI - The Food Industry Association (FMI) have cancelled the 2022 Annual Meat Conference (AMC), which was to have been held Feb. 7-9 in Washington, D.C.

“The purpose of AMC is to bring together retailers and the meat and poultry industry,” said Julie Anna Potts, NAMI’s president and CEO. “Like the meat and poultry industry, many of our partners in retail are experiencing significant operational and supply chain challenges. At this time, attending an in-person conference is difficult which diminishes the value of the event for all participants."

“Our community is prioritizing the health of its people and operations so that we will be able to continue to serve the shopper, but we are committed to sharing additional category insights with our audiences throughout the year,” added FMI President and CEO Leslie Sarasin.

While the in-person event is canceled, NAMI and FMI, in partnership with Sealed Air, will host a virtual discussion series on The Power of Meat analysis. The kickoff to this three-part series will be Feb. 7. Registration information will be available via the conference website and in a follow-up communication to previously registered attendees. The analysis will also be available for free to members of the respective organizations and previously registered attendees.