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OAKLAND, CA – NMA is pleased to announce it will be returning to the Rio Suite & Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for its MEATXPO’03, Suppliers’ Exposition and 57th Annual Convention on March 2-5, 2003. 


“A survey of previous attendees and exhibitors determined Las Vegas was a good choice to hold the biennial exposition,” said Associate Director Etta Reyes.  “Expect top notch exhibits from exhibitors with innovative equipment and supplies to once again gather to show their wares and educate buyers about their products.”


Those who attended the seminars and specialty meetings during NMA’s 56th Annual Convention in Monterey, CA last month once again enjoyed comprehensive and interactive dialogue with some of the brightest and influential people in the industry.  The upcoming 57th Annual Convention in Las Vegas will be no different. 


National Meat Association is a non-profit trade association representing meat packers and processors, as well as equipment  manufacturers and suppliers who provide services to the meat industry. The association, with over 600 members throughout the United States, includes membership in Canada, Australia and Mexico.