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2023 U.S. CattleTrace Symposium 

November 14th & 15th, 2023
American Royal Center, Kansas City, MO

The 2023 U.S. CattleTrace Symposium is going to be a unique event for attendees. Although the discussion around animal disease traceability has been around for 30 years, the U.S. does not have a nationally significant traceability system in place. The topic of the potential impact that a foreign animal disease could have on the beef cattle industry has been on many agendas in recent years. This year U.S. CattleTrace is bringing an immersion experience to attendees through a tabletop simulation. Through the exercise, attendees will get to participate in and see the U.S.’s current response plans for a potential foreign animal disease outbreak. Then a demonstration showcasing how an enhanced animal disease traceability system, such as U.S. CattleTrace, will assist the current response plans for the future. Attendees range from producers, animal health officials, meat processors, retailers and allied industry members. This event will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to allow participants to experience the potential impacts a foreign animal disease could have and how we can better prepare ourselves as an industry to make traceability a reality.  

Hotel & Symposium Address

Host Hotel Instructions

KC Marriott Downtown-  200 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Auditorium Parking Garage-  1220 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64105


Directions to American Royal and Parking

The American Royal Center is a short 5 minute drive just 2 miles away from the host hotel. If you are using Uber or Lyft, please utilize- American Royal Center for the location. Indicate to your driver that you would like to be dropped off at the north entrance by the Hy-Vee Arena. For those driving, I have included a map below to showcase the same verbiage. The parking lot on the east side of the Hy-Vee Arena is the parking lot we will utilize for the event. 

American Royal Center - Address: 1701 American Royal Ct, Kansas City, MO 64102

To enter the American Royal Center, come to the north set of doors and enter. There will be signage to help direct you to the location of the event once you enter. 

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