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Meat Business Women signs major global partnership

Meat Business Women announces a global partnership with The International Meat Secretariat.

IMS is a non-profit organisation that represents the global meat and livestock sector as a vital motor of growth for the sustainable supply of safe, healthy, high-quality and nutritious animal protein. IMS is also the powerhouse behind the biennial event, World Meat Congress. Meat Business Women is a global, professional networking group for women working in the meat industry.

This new partnership will see both organisations share resources, insight and assist networking across continents to help further develop the reach of both organisations. Secretary-General of IMS, Hsin Huang said, “Our Executive Council unanimously voted to join forces with Meat Business Women. We recognise there is a huge opportunity to develop the image, culture and landscape of the meat industry making it more attractive to female talent. Working alongside Meat Business Women will help us to achieve this together and showcase the sector as a positive career choice. Many of the challenges and opportunities within our industry are global and having the very best people to come together and address them is fundamental to our future”.

Following its UK launch in 2015 Meat Business Women gone from strength to strength, and earlier this year announced it was to launch a group in New Zealand, led by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (Inc). This has been followed by an Australian alliance which is now at an advanced stage.

Chair of Meat Business Women, Laura Ryan, said, “I am absolutely delighted that we are not only starting to roll out the concept internationally but also now partnering with The International Meat Secretariat. Having attended the World Meat Congress myself I’ve seen first-hand the impact, connectivity and reach IMS has. This new partnership will help delegates in partnering countries to easily converse with colleagues around the world whilst sharing that all-important global best practice. This is already starting to have an impact with one of our UK committee meetings with the New Zealand group in February to share learnings”.

Over the coming months, Meat Business Women will look to build more country alliances whilst working alongside IMS.

Ms Ryan said, “Having recently launched our own podcast we now have another great platform in addition to our social media channels to share our global insight and knowledge and I look forward further expansion of the group”.

For more information about Meat Business Women see here.