65th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase

Plan now to attend the 65th Annual Convention & Suppliers’ Showcase on July 28-31, 2021 at the new Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas.  This is a ‘must attend’ event for food safety and meat industry professionals of all managerial levels.  The convention will feature two general sessions with speakers presenting on hot topics effecting the meat and poultry industry, networking sessions, Suppliers’ Showcase, and other events benefitting the SMA Scholarship Foundation.


Coming soon!

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, July 28
5:00pm     Board Meeting
Thursday, July 29
8:00am – 1:00pm     Bob Ondrusek Memorial Golf Tournament
8:30pm – 11:00pm    Networking Mixer featuring live music from Texas singer/songwriter
Friday, July 30
8:00am – 12:00pm   General Session 1
12:00pm – 1:30pm    Family Luncheon featuring “Best of the Wurst” sponsored by Handtmann
4:00pm – 7:00pm    Suppliers’ Showcase
7:00pm – 10:00pm   Dinner & Auction benefitting the SMA Scholarship Foundation
Saturday, July 31
8:00pm- 12:00pm    General Session 2
6:00pm – 7:00pm    Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – 10:00pm   Chairman’s Dinner & Dance

Speakers & Topics

To be announced soon.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made directly with the Kalahari Resort here or by calling 877-525-2427. Be sure to ask for the SMA room block to receive the special rate of $239 per night, plus taxes and fees. Please make your reservations early, as the room block fills quickly and availability is limited. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Directions to the resort and more information are available here.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Reach out to the SMA Office at (979) 846-9011 for more information.

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