Sponsors and Exhibitors

Attendees from five continents at the 5th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, Byproducts & Associated Risks (Lancaster, PA, 2015) told us that information on products & services for environmentally sound management of animal mortalities caused by disease or other catastrophes is a “high priority.”  Plan now to help fulfill this priority by showcasing your products and services at the 6th International Symposium June 3 – 7, 2018 at The Embassy Suites in Amarillo, Texas.

Benefits to participating exhibitors will include:

  • Developing contacts with emergency responders, state/federal policy makers, researchers, and educators from the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Australia, Great Britain, and other nations;
  • Increasing awareness of your products among animal health officials and others involved with management of routine and catastrophic livestock/ poultry mortalities;
  • Learning about new research, regulatory policies, and potential needs for new products & services;
  • Opening doors to future business contacts by adding your product/service/contact information to the searchable permanent sponsor directory made available worldwide on the symposium website (https://www.animalmortmgmt.org)

Please also consider supporting the symposium through corporate sponsorship. Base funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (APHIS) cannot be used for preconference mixers, refreshment breaks, etc. Corporate sponsors will be recognized throughout the conference and in the sponsor directory document posted on the symposium website. Please review the enclosed document for detailed information about your sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Since its inception in 2005, this international symposium has provided a venue for exchange of information on research, governmental policies, educational materials, and product/services addressing environmentally sound and bio-secure disposal of poultry, livestock, and marine life mortalities. Blizzard-related cattle losses in South Dakota, avian influenza in China and Korea, African Swine Fever in the U.K and E.U., and PED virus in the U.S. swine herd emphasize the continuing need for worldwide sharing of research, policy, and emergency response information.

We look forward to working with you at the 2018 International Symposium!

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities


Commitment Level Benefits Sponsorship Options
  • Program, directory and verbal recognition*
  • Three full registration passes
  • Sponsor-supplied banner (pull-up)
  • Pre-Conference Dinner
  • Program, directory and verbal recognition*
  • Two full registration passes
  • Sponsor-supplied banner (pull-up)
  • Pre-Conference Reception
  • Onsite-signage
  • Program, directory and verbal recognition*
  • Two full registration passes
  • Daily Luncheons
  • Onsite-signage
  • Program, directory and verbal recognition*
  • One full registration pass
  • Breaks
  • Poster Session
Sponsor Directory Only $450
  • Onsite-signage
  • Program, directory and verbal recognition*
Indoor Exhibitor
  • One full registration pass
  • One exhibitor space (8’ x 10’) with a table and one chair
  • Program, directory and verbal recognition*
Outdoor Demonstrator $600**
  • One full registration pass
  • Mutually agreed upon outdoor space
  • Program, directory and verbal recognition*
  • Requirements and additional fees will be determined as demonstrations are planned **See policies below

*We plan to submit the organization’s product/service/contact for inclusion in the permanent symposium sponsor directory which will be posted for worldwide access on the symposium website.

Please go to: https://events.anr.msu.edu/animalmort/ to become a sponsor, exhibitor or demonstrator today.

Symposium Topics Include

  • Food of animal origin containment, depopulation, disposal and decontamination (3-D) in response to disease and emergency events
  • Carcass management in response to routine mortalities, accidental deaths, natural disasters, intentional introduction, and disease outbreaks
  • New and emerging technologies for euthanasia, carcass treatment, and disinfection
  • Research to inform public policy on carcass disposal and the direction of future research and resource
  • Federal and state agency response and training experience
  • Carcass treatment (management) options; health and biosecurity risk
  • Final product use, disposition, and ultimate disposal
  • Agricultural Systems Management of multifaceted aspects of carcass transport, processing, disposition and resultant feedbacks
  • International Issues: religious and societal considerations, regulatory constraints, health education programs, cross-border movement controls, acceptability of depopulation methods
  • Health and environmental risks related to disposal
  • Food production systems and contaminated protein
  • Regulatory trends in disposal

** Outside Demonstration Policies

  • All outside exhibitor and demonstrators must cover any expenses associated with the setup, operation and tear down of their displays.
  • All displays must be in accordance with City of Amarillo and State of Texas Laws. If you require additional outdoor space please contact Mark Hutchinson and Megghan Honke Seidel for information on additional associated fees.
  • An expert from the company or educational institution must be onsite to set up, run and remove the equipment.
  • All demonstrations and outside displays must have a written plan for setup, operation (if planned) and removal submitted to Megghan Honke for approval by May 1, 2018. Please be sure to include your material and equipment needs and how you will procure the equipment.
  • Michigan State University and Texas A&M University will provide access to materials for composting including animals but expenses for materials must be paid for by demonstrator.
  • Michigan State University can provide a list of companies to rent equipment or Michigan State University can rent the needed equipment and then equitably divide the costs among exhibitors or demonstrators who use the equipment. This process will be determined based on exhibitor response.
  • Set up for demonstrations should take place no earlier than necessary for completion of demonstration. Include set up plan in registration for demonstration space.
  • Tear down and removal of all equipment and waste must be complete by 5 p.m. June 8, 2018 from the ARS Amarillo Texas Facility.
  • Set up for outside displays must not start before Monday, June 4, 2018.

Contact Information

If you have questions about displaying your products/services or being a Symposium sponsor please contact Mark Hutchinson

For technical issues associated with sponsor and exhibitor registration contact Megghan Honke.