Aug. 31 Deadline to Register for USMEF African Buyers Seminar and Showcase


The deadline to register for USMEF’s first-of-its-kind meat buyers seminar and showcase in Sub-Saharan Africa is Monday, Aug. 31.

Organized as part of an ongoing effort to increase exports of U.S. red meat to the rapidly developing region, the event will be held Sept. 22 at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana. It will focus on U.S. beef and pork trade opportunities for U.S. exporters and African buyers.

An educational seminar will be followed by a “Meet the Buyers” session designed to encourage exporters and buyers to discuss current and future business opportunities. Buyers from across the region – including Nigeria, Angola, Benin, Gabon, Senegal and Ghana – will be on hand to discuss business and trade opportunities.

“This is part of an initiative at USMEF to explore the opportunities for U.S. beef and pork in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing. “Ghana has been chosen as the location because it is easily accessible for the whole of Africa, and will accommodate expected attendees from multiple countries.”

During the “Meet the Buyers” portion of the event, USMEF members will be able to meet one-on-one with industry contacts from the region about potential commercial opportunities and learn more about their product needs.

USMEF is accepting registrations for the seminar and showcase until the end of the business day on Aug. 31. For information or to register, please email Dan Halstrom or Monty Brown, or call 303-623-6328.