Media Registration Open for USMEF Spring Conference, May 25-27

Media registration is now open for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Spring Conference, May 25-27 in San Antonio.

The registration fee is waived for working media. Obtain the passcode by emailing Joe Schuele or calling 303-547-0030. Then use the following link to register.


Wednesday’s opening general session will feature Peter Zeihan — geopolitical analyst, author and speaker — who will combine his expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology and security to help you prepare for an uncertain future.

Thursday’s general session will focus on the current state of agricultural trade relations between the U.S. and China. Longtime Iowa governor Terry Branstad, who recently served as U.S. ambassador to China, will join Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, to examine the significant gains achieved in Phase One of the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement and discuss ongoing efforts to secure opportunities for further growth in the world’s largest meat import market. Thursday’s beef, pork, exporter and feedgrain/oilseed breakouts will also provide in-depth discussion on topics relevant to each sector.

Friday’s closing session will focus on creative programs USMEF has designed in emerging markets to not only increase the exports of U.S. red meat, but also expand the range of U.S. red meat cuts available in wet markets and butcher shops.

All sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, with lodging information available from the registration page. For questions, contact USMEF Vice President of Communications Joe Schuele or Communications Director John Herath.