MEXICO, Cancun. Organised by the International Meat Secretariat (IMS), the 23rd World Meat Congress takes place in Cancun, Mexico on 11–12 June, 2020.
The leading figures in the international meat industry attend this event, offering unparalleled networking opportunities. The event is held every two years with an attendance close to 1,500 participants. Like the years before international leaders and representatives of the meat industry will discuss issues related to innovative production techniques, animal health, food safety, consumption trends that affect the international meat and livestock sector which are fundamental for the industry.
Topics set to be discussed at this year's event include challenges and opportunity for trading meat in the 21st Century. Producers and traders are facing unprecedented challenges in meeting the increasing global demand for meat, mainly in emerging markets and developing countries, while having to reduce carbon footprints, deal with protectionist and regulatory pressures, and respond to the risks of antimicrobial resistance and animal diseases. But these developments also offer investment and trading opportunities to those actors who can rise to the challenges.
Additional to these topics attendees will be able to get deep insights in topics like alternative proteins; addressing climate change, environment, and the UN sustainable development goals; Meat Business Women; nutrition and the consumer; and creating quality and sustainability through innovation.