October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA    Pure Processing. Proven Results.


About the Show

Produced by FPSA, PROCESS EXPO is the nation’s largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage industry.

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.

PROCESS EXPO 2017 was a great success — with nearly 14,000 professionals in attendance! Join our mailing list to receive industry articles, resources and information on the 2019 show in Chicago, October 8–11.

Who Comes to the Show

Food and beverage processors from small to large companies across the globe attend PROCESS EXPO in Chicago, USA. 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 PROCESS EXPO. The vertical markets include:

  • Bakery, Grains, Nuts, Seeds, and Snacks
  • Beverage, Coffee Blends, Craft Brews, Juices, and Wine
  • Cheese, Dairy, Milk, and Yogurt
  • Confectionery, Candy, Sweets
  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
  • Pet Foods
  • Prepared Foods, Fruits, Vegetables

Watch a short video on what attendees say about at PROCESS EXPO.

What You Will See and Do at PROCESS EXPO 2019

Trade Show Floor

More than 500 food processing and packaging exhibitors will display machines, products and services specific to your needs as a food and beverage processor. See new technology in action, visit with current suppliers, find new partners to work with, and get recharged for the year ahead.

There are also many activities and programs to enhance your experience including full working production lines, a Virtual Reality Showroom, an Innovations Showcase, and more!

Training and Education

The PROCESS EXPO 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 you will find at other events. Executives can also take part in a CEO forum.  Also, Feeding the Hopper features 20-minute presentations and discussions on industry news and trends in a casual setting.


At PROCESS EXPO, 15,000 attendees 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.

Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA)

FPSA produces PROCESS EXPO and offers members many benefits including discounts, education and training, and early opportunities to reserve booths at the members-only discounted rate. Visit our website at fpsa.org to see how exhibitors can benefit by becoming a member.

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