The Southeastern Meat Associaton

sema-logoThe Southeastern Meat Association (SEMA) is an organization of persons, firms or corporations who are meat and/or poultry packers, processors or distributors, and firms furnishing services or supplies to the packers, processors and distributors. Member companies represent the top meat producers and suppliers in the Southeast.

SEMA strives to provide networking, partnership and educational opportunities to its members to ensure the success of all its 300 member companies. The annual convention provides an excellent opportunity to learn and network with others in the meat industry.

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Upcoming Events

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June 2021 Convention Cancelled

On Thursday, March 4, 2021 the SEMA Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2021 SEMA Annual Convention. We understand the disappointment our members may feel about this decision, however, the Board believed this is the best course of action. Although the U.S.  may be turning a corner with COVID-19, and the number of individuals receiving the vaccine is increasing, there is still concern and uncertainty about attending meetings.

For example, in response to the surveys sent to our processors and associate members, a majority of respondents said they would not attend or were not sure if they would attend the convention if it were held in person. Based on these responses, concern about attendance, and most importantly, the health and well-being of our members and their families, the Board decided to cancel the June 3-5 event. The hotel has agreed to postpone our event until June 2023.

SEMA is working to develop and provide other educational and networking opportunities for 2021. We are also exploring ways to facilitate interaction and engagement between our processor members and our associate members. Stay tuned for more information!

Future Events

  • 2022 Convention: The 2022 Convention is scheduled for June 2-5, 2022 at the Sheraton Bay Point Golf Resort and Spa in Panama City Beach, Florida.
  • 2023 Convention: The 2023 Convention will be held June 8-11, 2023 at the One Ocean Resort and Spa in Atlantic Beach, Florida.


Thank you for your understanding and support. Please stay healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing everyone as soon as possible.

SEMA Members

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