AAMP Convention

AAMP’s annual convention is geared toward U.S., Canadian, and Foreign operators of small and very small firms in the meat, poultry & food business: packers, processors, wholesalers, HRI, retailers, caterers, deli operators, home foodservice dealers, and catalog marketers. Both members and non-members of the association attend this event looking for a vast array of ideas, supplies, and services.


REGISTRATION & CONVENTION AGENDA


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa
435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
515-241-1456
[Room block rate sold out on Tuesday, July 28, Wednesday, July 29, and Saturday, August 1. Room still available under non-room block rate.]
  • Cost of room per night: $175. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15%) in effect at the time of check out.
  • Click the reservations link above or call 515-241-1456. Use group code ‘AAM’ or state ‘American Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention’
  • A credit card is needed to hold a room reservation.
  • Cancellation Policy: The hotel needs 48-hour notice prior to arrival or one night will be charged to the occupant.
  • Deadline for group rate ends Sunday, July 6, 2020. Reservation made after this date are based on availability.

OVERFLOW HOTEL:

Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center [Across the street from the Convention Center]
929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
877-424-6423
Reserve online here.
Room Block Rate: $150 per night, per room.

ADDITIONAL HOTELS IN AREA (NO ROOM BLOCK RATES)


PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOPS

AAMP’s first-ever butchering contest will feature teams of up to three individuals from their respective state or regional associations. Teams will have 30 minutes to break down and fabricate both a beef and pork primal (or subprimal), craft a retail display for their various cuts and products and give a brief summary on the work that they have done for the judges. Separate registration is required for this competition.

**Separate registration is required for the Butcher Contest. Learn more or register here.

Come listen to Bob Hanson from HansonTech, WI and Dr. Jeff Sindelar from the University of Wisconsin-Madison deliver an informative presentation on Appendix A & B. This workshop will review the science behind the current versions, the scientific hurdles identified as a result of the issuance of the 2017 versions, and proposed solutions that are being explored to help contribute to the final versions.

The cost of attending both workshops is $25. Separate registration is required to participate in the Butcher Competition.


EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS

Planned by a committee of meat industry participants, morning-long concurrent sessions offer a wide variety of practical information, manufacturing solutions and business enhancement ideas. The focus is on small and very small operations. View the current convention agenda here for a list of sessions.


EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Click the link above for 2020 exhibitor information. 


SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

Become an official sponsor of the 2020 convention and spotlight your company! Sponsorship are a great way to potentially increase your sales. If you are interested in sponsorship, contact Diana Dietz at diana@aamp.com.


CONVENTION MOBILE APP

AAMP uses ConfPlus for its convention app needs. Use it to access session information, build and sync your convention itinerary, get social on Twitter, see a list of exhibitors, and much more! The app can be used on smartphones and tablets.


THINGS TO DO IN DES MOINES

For information on planning on what you want to see or do while in Des Moines, Iowa. Visit Catch Des Moines for a list of local attractions.