World Meat Congress Promises International Exposure to Canada's Meat Sector

by 5m Editor
21 May 2004, at 12:00am

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Canada Pork International says exposure from the 2004 'World Meat Congress' will show the world what the Canadian meat sector is all about.

The World Meat Congress draws together representatives of the meat and livestock industries from around the globe every two years.

The 2004 congress, entitled 'The World Meat Industry at a Crossroads,' is being organized by Canada Pork International and the Canada Beef Export Federation and takes place from June 14th to 17th in Winnipeg.

Canada Pork International President and Congress Co-Chair Bill Vaags says the event covers all sectors of the meat industry so the exposure it provides will be a great benefit the Canadian and Manitoba meat industries.

"All the meat trade people from around the world gather in one central point, some them for cooperation between each other and other ones in competition with each other but never the less it's an event that a lot of people would like to be at.

We're hoping to get probably close to 500 delegates showing up from around the globe. In the Canadian side of it, we've got people from the banking institution, we've got people from the veterinary association, people from the feed mill side, primary producers.

Then, from around the globe people that are involved with their own organizations in their own countries.

We have ministers of agriculture from different parts like Brazil, Argentina and, I don't have them all at my finger tips...the ones that are coming, but we've got quite a number of them".

Vaags says, with people coming in from China, Brazil, Chile, Russia, the world is going to know, from here on in, what the meat sector in Canada is all about through the exposure of this convention in Winnipeg.

For Farmscape.Ca, I'm Bruce Cochrane.

5m Editor