American Meat Institute, Food Marketing
Institute and United Fresh Produce Association to
Co-Locate 2012 Education and Trade Events in
Side by Side Shows Offer Added Value, Increased Opportunities for Attendees and Exhibitors
May 10, 2010 04:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The American Meat Institute (AMI), the Food Marketing
Institute (FMI), and the United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) today announced the co-location of their
premier trade shows – the FMI Exhibit and Education Event, the AMI International Meat Poultry and Seafood
Convention and Exposition, and United Fresh – beginning in 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
The AMI Expo will be held April 30-May 3, 2012, and the FMI Exhibit and Education Event and United Fresh will
be held May 1-3, 2012.
The three shows will offer their own exhibit halls, as well as unique education programming for their own attendees.
The partners will explore potential joint programming and networking events.
This marks a reunion between the FMI Show and United Fresh, but it is the first co-location of either group with the
AMI Expo. This co-location creates an event that connects the meat processing, fruit and vegetable, and retail
industries to create synergy for all exhibitors and attendees.
“We are thrilled to launch an event that will encompass all aspects of the industry in one location to provide a
continuation of our commitment to bring trading partners together, foster collaboration and build a strong industry
community,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and chief executive officer, FMI. “This co-location provides the
opportunity to foster leadership education opportunities that span across the industry and bring more depth and
increased value to retailers from the front-lines to company headquarters.”
AMI President and CEO Patrick Boyle welcomed the partnership opportunity. “Now, in addition to state-of-the art
technology and cutting-edge education, A