In the attached audio report, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Philip Seng previews the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference, which is being held this week in Arlington, Virginia. He notes that one of the reasons the conference draws such a strong turnout of producers and exporters is the opportunity to interact with USMEF’s international directors and staff, who provide direct insights from the overseas markets.

At its Nov. 7 business session, a panel discussion will be held in which trade experts discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiations, as well as other critical trade issues. USMEF’s new slate of officers will also be elected Nov. 7.