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 food service 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.
AAMP has two exciting pre-convention activities planned before our 2019 show in Mobile, Alabama.
- German Butchers Demonstration
Representatives from the German Butchers’ Association in Frankfurt will be traveling to Mobile to host a series of demonstrations for convention attendees. There will be three sessions to attend in the morning, as well as three sessions in the afternoon on Wednesday, July 24. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from German master craft butchers!
- Excursion: Day trip to Pensacola’s Casino Beach
Not interested in attending the pre-convention demonstrations? AAMP has a beach day excursion to Pensacola Beach, Florida on Wednesday, July 24. Pensacola is known for it’s pristine white beaches and family activities. Round-trip transportation on an air-conditioned coach bus will be provided for attendees and their families. Learn more about Pensacola Beach here. Beach Map (PDF Download)
Registration for these activities will be forthcoming.
AAMP’s host hotel for the convention is the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. The hotel rate is $169.00 USD per room, per night. The hotel is connected to the convention center via a walkway bridge. Book your hotel by June 30, 2019 to be guaranteed the group rate.
The 80th American Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Tradeshow will be held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, Mobile, Alabama, July 25 – 27, 2019. Click the link above for more 2019 exhibitor information.
Become an official sponsor of the 2019 convention and spotlight your company! Sponsorship are a great way to potentially increase your sales. If you are interested in sponsorship, contact Marcia Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Keynote Speaker: AAMP Welcomes Paul Kiecker (Thursday, July 25, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Paul Kiecker was named Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in May 2018. From August 2017 through January 2019, Kiecker was the Agency’s Acting Administrator.
Throughout his 30 year career with FSIS, Kiecker has fostered his commitment to ensuring the Agency meets its food safety public health goals, including the current FSIS Strategic Goals: Prevent Foodborne Illness and Protect Public Health; Modernize Inspection Systems, Policies, and the Use of Scientific Approaches; and Achieve Operational Excellence.
In his current and past roles, Kiecker will continue his dedication to a robust public health vision that has guided him to overcome obstacles, identify opportunities for improvement, efficiently manage resources, and achieve food safety objectives to prevent foodborne illness.
In 1988, Kiecker joined FSIS as a food inspector and served as Deputy District Manager in Madison, Wisconsin; and District Manager in Madison, Wisconsin, and in Springdale, Arkansas. He also served as Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations and Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Field Operations in Washington, D.C. Kiecker’s FSIS experience also crossed program areas where he worked as a Compliance Investigator and a Supervisory Compliance Investigator with the Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit.
In his various positions with FSIS, Kiecker has played a critical role in leading external coordination with other federal, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, international entities and law enforcement agencies. He has also had oversight responsibility for strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation, budget development and execution, human resource management, and day-to-day inspection operations.
How to Register
Registration for the 2019 convention will be forthcoming. Registration fees include: educational sessions, exhibit hall, solutions, information, ideas, and prize drawings for operator attendees!
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 Mobile, Alabama
For information on planning on what you want to see or do while in Mobile, Alabama. Visit www.mobile.org for a list of local attractions.
Future AAMP Convention Locations
July 30 – August 1
Des Moines, Iowa