13th Annual Mid-Year Conference

Mid-Year Conference: Succeeding in Challenging Times

February 9-10, 2021
Sheraton Arlington
Arlington, Texas

Join us in Arlington, Texas for SMA’s 13th Annual Mid-Year Conference, “Succeeding in Challenging Times.”  This is a unique educational opportunity for meat/food industry executives and managers at all levels, featuring leading experts on a wide range of topics.  The combination of excellent speakers and audience interaction will cover many issues that affect your business.  This conference has become a “must attend” for many industry leaders and one that you cannot afford to miss.  In addition to the excellent speaker program, the conference features a Suppliers’ Reception, offering a fun and relaxing opportunity to network with industry colleagues.


A registration link will be available soon.

Tentative Agenda

February 9 – Tuesday 

1:00pm to 5:00pm – General Session
5:00pm to 7:00pm – Suppliers’ Reception

February 10 – Wednesday

8:00am to 12:00pm – General Session

Speakers and topics to be announced soon.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made directly with the Sheraton Arlington online here or by calling 800-442-7275.  Ask for the Southwest Meat Association room block to receive the special room rate of $149 per night. Reserve your room early, as the deadline for reservations is 1/18/21. The hotel is located at 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington, TX 76011. Directions to the hotel and more information are available on the hotel website.

Air Travel & Transportation

The Sheraton Arlington is convenient to DFW airport and offers a complimentary shuttle for hotel guests, 6:30AM – 9:30 PM; 7 days a week, with advance notice.  Major car rental agencies, taxis, and Uber are also available for transportation to the hotel.


Attire is business casual.

On Site Registration

Tuesday, February 9 – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10 – 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
*On site registrations will incur a $50 late fee


Requests received by 1/15/21 will be fully refunded.  Requests received on 1/16/21 or later will be refunded 50% of registration fee. Refunds will not be issued
after 1/29/21.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$1000 Level Sponsor
Sponsor receives 50% discount on one conference registration; recognition in printed materials, program and signage at the conference; company logo on all conference promotions; complimentary table space in the meeting venue to display promotional materials; recognition and one complimentary halfpage ad in InfoMeat; 5% off 2021 Convention sponsorship; and 10 complimentary drink tickets for the Suppliers’ Reception.

$500 Level Sponsor
Sponsor receives 25% discount on one conference registration; recognition in printed materials, program and signage at the conference; recognition in InfoMeat; and 5 complimentary drink tickets for the Suppliers’ Reception.

Please call the SMA Office at (979) 846-9011 if your company is interested in being a sponsor.

Thank you to our sponsors!