Our history

What began as a one-magazine start-up, has grown into a formidable multi-media company poised for growth.

In 1993 editorial director and publisher, Mark Lefens, sought to fill a void in the meat industry for more targeted editorial that served the information needs of North American meat and poultry processors. Enlisting the prowess of publishing veteran and start-up strategist, Jim Franklin, and other editorial and sales professionals from his former company, they formed Marketing & Technology Group, known today as MTG Media Group.

  • 1993

    Meat Marketing & Technology (MMT) magazine is launched

    Founder Mark Lefens launches Meat Marketing & Technology magazine for the meat processing industry. Marketing & Technology Group is formed.

  • 1994

    CarneTec magazine is launched

    Latin American meat and poultry processors were introduced to the magazine containing news and technical information written in Spanish.

  • 1996

    Meatingplace.com, the website for meat and poultry processors is launched

    Meat processors are introduced to the online news and technical information source. Ahead of its time, the registration-required website was greeted with an overwhelmingly positive reception from the industry.

  • 1999

    Newsmakers, the daily e-Newsletter is launched

    In response to meat processors' demand for up-to-date, daily news, Meatingplace launches its daily e-Newsletter.

  • 2000

    CarneTec.com, the website for Latin American meat and poultry processors is launched

  • 2002

    Plate magazine for professional chefs is launched

    The newest addition to the MTG Media Group portfolio bucks the recession and experiences unprecedented industry acceptance.

  • 2006

    Meat Marketing & Technology is rebranded as Meatingplace

  • 2010

    HOTELS and HOTELS’ Investment Outlook are added to MTG Media Group's portfolio

    The leading brands in the hospitality industry HOTELS and HOTELS' Investment Outlook provide insights and perspectives to global hoteliers.

  • 2011

    CarneTec.com.br, the website for meat and poultry processors in Brasil is launched in Portuguese

  • 2013

    CarneTec magazine's Portuguese edition is launched for meat and poultry processors in Brasil

  • 2016

    PlateOnline.com is reimagined

  • MTG Media Group is focused on growth

    It continues to look for new business opportunities and ways to expand its portfolio.