Still Time to Register for USMEF Spring Conference, May 24-26 in Minneapolis
Register now to attend USMEF's 2023 Spring Conference, May 24-26 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis.
The USMEF Spring Conference is coming up soon, and the meeting agenda is full of timely and informative topics. Wednesday's opening general session will feature USMEF Vice President for the Asia Pacific Jihae Yang and departing Senior VP Joel Haggard, who will discuss emerging issues in key Asian markets, including how removal of many COVID restrictions could provide momentum for the region’s foodservice sector.
On Thursday, USMEF will examine the state of U.S.-Mexico trade relations with Kenneth Smith Ramos, who served as Mexico´s chief negotiator for the modernization of NAFTA, which led to the signing and ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). He is now a partner at AGON, a consulting firm specializing in competition, regulatory affairs and international trade.
At Friday’s closing session, former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson – who oversaw development of four farm bills during his 30 years in Congress – will discuss the challenges lawmakers face as they work to craft an effective, pro-trade farm bill over the coming year.
In addition to the general sessions, the Beef, Pork, Exporter and Feedgrain/Oilseed breakouts will provide in-depth discussions on topics relevant to each sector. Registrants are welcome and encouraged to participate in all breakouts regardless of membership sector.
The Minneapolis Marriott City Center is within easy reach of the city’s most celebrated attractions. Located in the heart of downtown, the hotel is just steps away Nicollet Mall, a mile-long, pedestrian oasis lined with restaurants, bars, sidewalk seating, art, bountiful greenery and many shopping options.
For questions, please contact Jackie Boubin, USMEF vice president, operations, or call 303-623-6328.