USA, Chicago, IL. This year's Process Expo, the global food equipment and technology show, opens its doors from 19–22 September, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
The show represents the pinnacle of food technology bringing together the world’s most successful food and beverage processors, equipment manufacturers and leaders in the field of academia.
It is owned and organized by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The association offers members many benefits including discounts, education and training, and early opportunities to reserve booths at the members-only discounted rate.
Processors gain a competitive advantage with the innovative technology on the show floor, where food processing and packaging experts demonstrate their machines and products. Both veterans and those new to food and beverage processing get training on food safety, trends, leadership, and more.
Food and beverage processors from small to large companies across the globe attend the show. Attendees cover a range of food production and manufacturing responsibilities including CEO, owner, corporate management, sales and marketing, production, operations, sanitation, maintenance, research and development, quality assurance, engineering, chefs, contract manufacturers, and more. The attendees also represent a cross section of vertical markets in addition to manufacturers outside the food industry that can benefit from the machines, products, and safety issues covered at the show.
More than 600 food processing and packaging exhibitors will display machines, products and services specific to the needs as a food and beverage processor. There are also new activities and programs to enhance the attendee’s experience including full working production lines, a Virtual Reality Showroom, an Innovations Showcase, and more!
University sessions will keep abreast of the latest trends, data, and regulations. A special Food Safety program will be led by experts from the Food Safety Summit. In addition, HACCP Certification training is available at a much lower cost than offered at other events. Executives can also take part in a CEO forum.
At this year’s show, around 15,000 attendees will exchange insights and get to know colleagues from all the food and beverage sectors during events throughout the show. These include receptions, private meetings, one-on-one time with suppliers, exchanges in the education sessions, and mingling with colleagues during contests and demonstrations on the show floor.