Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president of marketing, says the seminar and showcase will include a cross-section of buyers from several of the region’s fastest-growing population centers – including Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Angola – providing an ideal setting for buyers and sellers to meet and discuss business opportunities. Among the topics that will be covered in the seminar are livestock production practices, slaughter plant processes, food safety and the importance of proper cold chain management. Although a majority of consumers in Sun-Saharan Africa rely on wet market settings to purchase food, Halstrom notes that there is a rapidly growing and surprisingly sophisticated retail segment in the region, which is an encouraging sign for future meat trade.