The IMS, International Meat Secretariat, confirmed the date and venue for the World Meat Congress to be held in Uruguay in 2016.
The Congress will take place on November 8-9, 2016, in Punta del Este.
In the notification, IMS authorities state: “Uruguay is a rising star in the future meat production and we hope to plan together with you this important Congress in Uruguay”. IMS is made up of 92 members, among which there is the National Meat Institute.
The application of this country was presented in 2010, when the Congress took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the latest World Meat Congress held in Paris last year, the IMS Assembly approved Uruguay as the venue for 2016; for 2014 the schedule points out China as the next destination.
The celebration of this Congress in Uruguay will imply the presence of 1,500 world leading figures related to the meat sector.
Uruguay has generated two activities prior to the World Meat Congress: a Regional Meat Congress in 2003 and the II Economics IMS Workshop in 2010, with the attendance of 50 economic experts specialized in meat from Brazil, Argentina, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, China, France, Belgium, Ireland, Denmark, Russia, and Uruguay.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Carnes