The future of red meat exports will be the subject of the Global Outlook Symposium Oct. 29 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The symposium, presented by the U.S. Meat Export Federation, will examine USDA red meat global forecasts as well as factors shaping U.S. red meat exports in 2008 and beyond.

“This combination of USDA global forecasts and USMEF country-specific outlooks will provide a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges facing red meat exports in the years ahead,” says USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng.

USDA chief economist Keith Collins has been invited to present his export forecasts and projections. His views will represent a global perspective and how the United States fits into that outlook.

USMEF Manager, Research and Analysis Erin Daley will supply a competitor analysis and the advantages of U.S. beef and pork in international markets. This will provide participants with a better idea of where their competition is and how U.S. products can be positioned to gain competitive advantage.

USMEF international directors representing all major U.S. export markets will be on hand to discuss emerging trends in their markets and explain trade dynamics affecting U.S. red meat imports.

The symposium will be held in conjunction with the annual USMEF Strategic Planning Conference. The Global Outlook Symposium is included for those who sign up for the conference. However, others interested in attending the four-hour symposium only can pay a separate reduced registration.

Source: USMEF