Wednesday, October 4, 2023
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Santiago Courtyard
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Open to all NAMI members, join us for an open discussion on the content of NAMI's 2024 Environment, Labor & Safety Conference and a discussion of hot topics such as EPA's Effluent Limitation Guideline rulemaking. 

Bernardo West
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

NAMI's Marketing & Communications Committee meeting will feature an exclusive report from Rich Shank, Technomic, Inc.'s Vice President of Research & Insights. 

Bernardo East
Rich Shank

This committee meeting is open to NAMI members only and will include content on:

  • Opportunities to Advance Feeding America's Protein Infrastructure 
  • Committee Structure and Intent Discussion
  • Program Updates
  • Open Discussion


Santiago I
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Open to NAMI members only - if you plan on attending, you must register in advance here

Agenda topics include:

  • FSIS updates from Administrator Paul Kiecker and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Field Operations Paul Wolseley
  • Latest hot topics and research updates related to food safety
  • Review of the Netflix documentary on food safety called “Poisoned.”
Santiago II & III
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NAMI members, please join us for the Worker Safety Committee Meeting for a discussion of topics such as OSHA's new walkaround rule, OSHA's heat standard, best practices in legal documentation, predictive modeling as a leading indicator, and content for NAMI's 2024 Environment, Labor & Safety Conference. 

Bernardo West
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This meeting is open to NAMI Members.

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Announcements - DEI Award Changes & Applications for new DEI Co-chair
  • Cargill University Recruiting: Diversity Partnerships & Best Practices
  • 2023 Protein PACT Report - Deep Dive on DEI Metrics & Results
  • Q&A/Open Discussion 
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The NAMI International Affairs Committee (IAC) advocates for the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in meat and poultry products, supports government-led and industry-driven efforts to garner equal access for these products across all countries and markets, and advises NAMI members on trade policies that advance meat and poultry export and import trade.

The IAC is the premier resource for information on trade policies, practices, and structures relevant to the U.S. meat and poultry industry.  Through education and engagement with domestic and international stakeholders, the IAC identifies export opportunities to position the U.S. meat and poultry industry as the preeminent supplier of high-quality, safe, nutritious, and sustainable products to a global customer and consumer base.

During the IAC meeting, members will discuss the latest developments impacting U.S. meat and poultry trade, including efforts to address African Swine Fever, work to improve access to existing export markets, and opportunities to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers in new markets, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Priorities for the year ahead will also be identified.

This meeting is open to all NAMI members, so please join if you have interest in these topic areas!

Andalucia I
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NAMI's Labor & Employment Committee Meeting will focus on content and ideas for NAMI's 2024 Environment, Labor & Safety Conference and a legal update on topics such as the Pregnant Worker's Fairness Act, the PUMP Act, and updates on recent critical NLRB decisions. 

Bernardo West
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

This workshop will dig into hard hitting issues impacting the meat industry workforce such as immigration, child labor, and human trafficking. Experts with experience in border patrol, regulations, and documentation will share their stories and provide solutions for how to stay ahead of these important workforce issues.

Bernardo Ballroom
Hipolito Acosta Randall Coffey Jake Watts Jim Whitehead Santiago Alaniz A.J. Irwin Edward Raleigh
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Aragon Lawn
Thursday, October 5, 2023
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Let’s kick off Protein PACT Summit content by discussing labor retention in the animal protein industry! Hear from North American Meat Institute Ambassadors and Emerging Leaders as they discuss successes and failures related to maintaining a solid workforce in our industry and hear about the key drivers keeping top talent in our ever-changing workforce environment.

Brian Coelho David Miniat Amy Chichester Jason Castillo
Aragon III
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aragon Foyer
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Aragon I & II
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Join Food Tank President Danielle Nierenberg as she discusses Food Tank's work across the globe and digs into efforts within the animal protein industry on commitments for waste prevention, environmental impacts, and hunger relief. 

Danielle Nierenberg Ron Mardesen Sandra Vijn Chad Ellis
Aragon I & II
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Consumer trust in the meat industry and access to affordable meat products are two major areas that can be impacted by myths and policies related to the animal protein industry. Join Protein PACT Academic Advisory Council Researchers as they dive into these issues and highlight the importance of building consumer trust, understanding consumer demographics, protein availability, alleviating food insecurity, and provide a call to action for the animal protein industry on how to respond to myths and policy affecting our industry.

Alexa Lamm Craig Gundersen
Aragon I & II
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Aragon Foyer
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Kristi Block Melissa San Miguel
Aragon I & II
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

This engaging session will showcase how the CAPS network's Future of Foods class is working with students to bring awareness to opportunities for jobs and continued education in the food industry that helps find solutions for labor recruitment and retention in our industry. This session will highlight success stories working with Corbion and outline how you can get involved in your local CAPS network to recruit more talent into the animal protein industry! Find out more about the CAPS network here! 

Jennifer Lindsey Joe Whalen
Aragon I & II
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Aragon III
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join panelists from investment banking and venture capital funding as they provide insight on how they are working with the animal protein industry toward more sustainable initiatives. These experts will help NAMI members better understand how to partner with the investor community, how these companies align to and support ESG targets, and share opportunities for synergies for a more sustainable future for the animal protein industry.

Devon Bonney Tom Mastrobuoni
Aragon I & II
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join panelists from foodservice and industry organization partners to dig into how the animal protein industry can work together to meet sustainability goals. 

Tim Hardman Tom Chen Ian McConnel Ruaraidh Petre
Aragon I & II
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Aragon Foyer
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

This session will dive deep into the profound impacts of ESG considerations and diverse funding types and engage in thought-provoking discussions about the industry's trajectory influenced by investment companies. 

Ruth Ann Wisener
Aragon I & II
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Aragon I & II
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aragon Lawn
Friday, October 6, 2023
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bernardo Patio
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Bernardo Patio
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bernardo Ballroom