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2017 Press Releases and Announcements


September 21, 2017
FPSA FOUNDATION PRESENTS $100,000 CONTRIBUTION TO GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY AS PART OF ITS DEFEAT HUNGERSM CAMPAIGN

Campaign Provides Nearly 1 Million Meals Since Program Started in 2013

CHICAGO, IL, September 21, 2017 – The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) presented a donation of $100,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at a press conference this afternoon at PROCESS EXPO.  The donation, a result of its DEFEAT HUNGERSM Campaign, included food products donated by PROCESS EXPO exhibitors and money raised through virtual donations, which is the equivalent of 400,000 meals, and will be used to help fight hunger in the Greater Chicago Area. The presentation took place during PROCESS EXPO, the largest trade show dedicated to all segments of the food and beverage processing industry, taking place this week at the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, IL.

September 19, 2017
GLOBAL FORECAST 2022 REPORTS RELEASED AT PROCESS EXPO
FPSA Provides Insight into Meat, Poultry and Pet Food Processing Equipment

CHICAGO, IL, September 19, 2017 – During a press briefing today at PROCESS EXPO, David Seckman, President of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) provided insight into three important Global Forecast reports focused on Meat Processing Equipment, Poultry Processing Equipment and Pet Food Processing Equipment for the next five years. The luncheon was held at PROCESS EXPO, the largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage processing industry, taking place this week, September 19 – 22 at the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, IL.

September 18, 2017
FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN’S DINNER TO BE HELD AT GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY THE NIGHT BEFORE PROCESS EXPO OPENS

Donation to be presented to Chicago Community Kitchen Program

Chicago, IL September 18, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will be hosting their Chairman’s Dinner on Monday, September 18th, the day before the Association’s largest industry event, PROCESS EXPO, opens. The dinner, being held at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), is an opportunity for the FPSA Board to acknowledge the efforts by key contributors to the FPSA’s DEFEAT HUNGER® campaign. The event will include a presentation of several awards including a $3,000 donation to the Chicago Community Kitchen Program, an award to Kate Maehr Executive Director of the GCFD, and an award recognizing Messe Dusseldorf’s commitment to SAVE FOOD.

September 12, 2017
PROCESS EXPO ANNOUNCES INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE FINALISTS
Innovations Showcase Features 21 Finalists in Seven Categories

Chicago, IL September 12, 2017 – The Innovations Showcase at the 2017 PROCESS EXPO has announced their finalists for the Innovations Award presentations that will take place on Tuesday, September 19 beginning at 1:30 pm in Booth #4624 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. There are three finalists in each of the following seven categories: Bakery/Grains/Seeds/Snacks; Beverage; Dairy; Meat/Poultry/Seafood; Prepared Foods/Fruits and Vegetables; Confectionery/Candy/Sweets; and Pet Foods. The finalists were selected by members of the industry’s trade press.  For a full list of all of the products that have been entered and selected, click here.

August 29, 2017
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AT 2017 PROCESS EXPO
FPSA Young Professionals Group Invites Attendees to Career Roundtables

McLean, VA August 29, 2017 – The FPSA’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) will be hosting  informal roundtable sessions, a perfect opportunity to share experiences and network, for students and young professionals who will be attending the 2017 PROCESS EXPO. The show floor will also feature an area dedicated to these future industry leaders called the Quad. The YPG Career Roundtable session is on Friday, September 22nd from 9:30 – 10:30 am.

August 8, 2017
FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES WOMEN’S COUNCIL
Inaugural Women’s Breakfast to be held at PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA,  August 8, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is honored to announce the launch of the FPSA Women’s Council, a new initiative to facilitate positive transformation for women in the food and beverage industry and to empower its members to achieve both professional and personal growth.  The first event of this new Council will be The Women’s Leadership Breakfast to be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 7:30am – 9:00am at the McCormick Place Complex during PROCESS EXPO. All female professionals at PROCESS EXPO 2017 are invited to attend this free event.

August 1, 2017
PROCESS EXPO TO OFFER FEEDING THE HOPPER EDUCATION SESSIONS AT 2017 EVENT
American Association of Meat Processors to Present Three Sessions

McLean, VA,  August 1, 2017 – New to PROCESS EXPO this year, the Feeding the Hopper program is an educational concept taking place in the Refresh & Recharge lounge in booth #3816. Attendees will have a chance to participate in short informational sessions that provide an interactive discussion on critical topics in the food and beverage industry. The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) will be offering three sessions in this program during PROCESS EXPO: Controlling Allergens in Your Plant, Navigating the Labeling Mind Field, and Labor Laws and How They Affect the Small Processor.

July 18, 2017
VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWROOM HIGHLIGHTS ENHANCED SHOW FLOOR ACTIVITIES AT PROCESS EXPO 2017
Innovative Technology Provides Attendees with New Perspective on Equipment

McLean, VA,  July 18, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the creation of the Virtual Reality Showroom as one of the key enhanced show floor activities making their debut at this year’s PROCESS EXPO taking place September 19-22, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The VR Showroom will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to experience exhibitors’ equipment in a virtual reality environment. This exhibit is being created by official vendor to PROCESS EXPO, ANT (Applying New Technologies) Automation utilizing augmented reality and mixed reality to create the VR platform that attendees explore onsite at the show.

July 13, 2017
EXPERT SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL TOPICS IN PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY
Educational Sessions Expanded and HACCP Certification Course

McLean, VA,  July 13, 2017 – There will be 45 seminars covering a variety of topics ranging from food safety to technological developments in the industry and an Executive Forum that will all be a part of PROCESS EXPO University, taking place from September 19-22, 2017, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. There will be five hour-long sessions in each theater per day, starting at 9:30 am on Tuesday and running through Thursday of the event.

July 11, 2017
INDUSTRY JOB BOARD MAKES ITS DEBUT AT PROCESS EXPO 2017
FPSA Works with Member Companies to Fill Key Jobs

McLean, VA,  July 11, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the launch of the FPSA Job Board which will make its debut at this year’s PROCESS EXPO taking place September 19-22, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. FPSA members will have the opportunity to post vacant positions within their company at the Job Board exhibit and make contact with the 15,000+ food industry professionals who will be in attendance at PROCESS EXPO.

June 27, 2017
PROCESS EXPO TO FEATURE WORKING BAKERY PRODUCTION LINE PRESENTED BY LEADING INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS
Live Bakery Production Line, Multiple Demonstrations Daily at PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA,  June 27, 2017 – The 2017 PROCESS EXPO will feature several working production lines, including a bakery line which will simulate a frozen cookie line process. Attendees will have the opportunity to see each step of the production process from beginning to end at this year’s event.  Demonstrations of the cookie production line will run three times daily during the course of the expo. This is a perfect chance for attendees to witness all of the components in action, giving them the opportunity to ask any questions about their observations.

May 31, 2017
PROCESS EXPO SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE’S INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM SELECT
Buyers of Food Processing Equipment from Mexico, Columbia, Egypt, Russia and the Southern Cone Invited to Attend

McLean, VA,  May 31, 2017 – The US Department of Commerce has begun to recruit international buyers from five regions, including Mexico, Colombia, Egypt, Russia and the Southern Cone (Argentina and Chile) for the 2017 PROCESS EXPO.  The International Buyer Program Select (IBP) pre-screens foreign buyer delegations through the Department of Commerce network of offices in US Embassies and Consulates and brings them to the event, provides export counseling, matchmaking services, market analysis and more.

May 30, 2017
PROCESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES TO MAKE ITS DEBUT AT PROCESS EXPO 2017
Key Food Processors Discuss Innovations in their Business

McLean, VA,  May 30, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the creation of the Processor Spotlight Series as an integral part of the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2017.  The Processor Spotlight Series will feature a wide variety of speakers from successful food processing companies who will cover topics of critical concern from the food processor’s perspective.

May 25, 2017
2017 PROCESS EXPO TO OFFER HACCP CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE

Food Safety a Focus of Education Program

McLean, VA,  May 25, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is pleased to offer the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification Training course at PROCESS EXPO, taking place September 19-22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. FPSA will subsidize a portion of the costs of this course to assist processing companies in their efforts to train employees.

May 18, 2017
2017 DEFEAT HUNGER CAMPAIGN MAKING STEADY PROGRESS WITH SEVERAL NEW DONORS JOINING EFFORT

McLean, VA,  May 18, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association announced steady progress in the 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign as a part of PROCESS EXPO.  Several donors have joined the effort in April and May to address food insecurity in Cook County through FPSA’s collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

May 16, 2017
PROCESS EXPO TO FEATURE WORKING PRODUCTION LINES AT 2017 SHOW
Live Deli Line and Sausage Stuffing Line Highlight Enhanced Show Floor Activities

McLean, VA,  May 16, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will feature working production lines and demonstrations at this fall’s PROCESS EXPO.  This unique exhibit will include a deli line and a sausage link/hang line, and will give processors the chance to interact with equipment manufacturers in a new and exciting way.

April 19, 2017
2017 PROCESS EXPO TO FEATURE INTERACTIVE INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE AND AWARDS PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE NEW SOLUTIONS IN FOOD PROCESSING
McLean, VA,  April 19, 2017 – For the first time, PROCESS EXPO, taking place September 19-22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, will offer an interactive Innovations Showcase and Awards Program.  More than a poster display, this program offers exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their new products and cutting-edge solutions.

April 3, 2017
FPSA DAIRY COUNCIL COMMITS SUPPORT TO 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER
McLean, VA,  April 3, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that the FPSA Dairy Council Board of Directors has pledged its support to the 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign with a major contribution on the part of its members.

FPSA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 2017 DEFEAT HUNGERsm CAMPAIGN
McLean, VA, April 3, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the launch of the 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign which is scheduled to run from the spring of 2017 through the last day of PROCESS EXPO, September 21st, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

February 2, 2017
2017 PROCESS EXPO TO FOCUS ON DAIRY AND MILK PROCESSING; KEY TRENDS TO BE FOCUS OF EDUCATION PROGRAM INCLUDING HPP, LABELING LAWS, AND MORE
FPSA Dairy Council Working Closely with the Industry to Bring Together Thought Leaders

McLean, VA February 2, 2017 – Dairy and milk processing have long been an integral part of the PROCESS EXPO trade show event and the 2017 event, taking place September 19-22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, will once again be the equipment focused trade show in the fall for dairy processors. The dairy industry’s support…

January 18, 2017
NEW PRODUCTS, EDUCATION SESSIONS, NETWORKING EVENTS, AND MORE TO BE FEATURED AT 2017 PROCESS EXPO
McLean, VA January 18, 2017 – PROCESS EXPO is more than just a trade show, it’s an opportunity for food and beverage processing professionals to learn and share ideas with industry leaders; network with peers and make new contacts; and experience live demonstrations of the newest…

2016 Press Releases and Announcements


November 21, 2016
Leading Food Safety Experts will Address Key Issues and Provide Solutions at 2017 PROCESS EXPO
MCLEAN, VA November 21, 2016 — New FSMA updates, HACCP training, listeria, traceability, environmental monitoring, food fraud, auditing, food allergen management, and pest management are all important issues for food processors and will be addressed at the 2017 PROCESS EXPO…

September 7, 2016
Process Expo Sells More Than 75% of Exhibit Hall One Year Ahead of 2017 Event
MCLEAN, VA September 7, 2016 – PROCESS EXPO, the premiere trade show event for the food processing industry, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), has sold over 165,000 square feet of exhibit space to 264 companies to date. The 2017 PROCESS EXPO will take place from September 19–22, 2017 in the North Hall…

August 17, 2016
PROCESS EXPO Launches New Website Offering Resources for Food and Beverage Processors
MCLEAN, VA August 17, 2016 – Pure Processing, Proven Results is the new branding campaign featured in the launch of the new PROCESS EXPO website – www.myprocessexpo.com. This premiere trade show, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), will bring together 15,000 industry professionals to see…

July 25, 2016
Temple Services Available Near PROCESS EXPO During the High Holiday of Rosh Hashanah
We have identified several synagogues in downtown Chicago that will welcome PROCESS EXPO attendees, speakers and exhibitors to services on the evening of Wednesday, September 20th and for morning services on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. Read more details on where and how to attend services.

June 7, 2016
PROCESS EXPO 2017 Selected for IBP Select
Media Contact: Andy Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201 adrennan@fpsa.org PROCESS EXPO 2017 SELECTED FOR DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE’S INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM SELECT McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that PROCESS EXPO 2017 has been selected to participate in the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program Select. This valuable program…

May 9, 2016
Messe Frankfurt and Food Processing Suppliers Association Cooperate in the ‘Food Technology’ segment
Press 9 May 2016 IFFA The No. 1 for the meat industry Frankfurt am Main, 7 to 12 May 2016 Antje SchwickartTel. +49 69 7575-6474 Antje.Schwickart@messefrankfurt.com www.messefrankfurt.com www.iffa.messefrankfurt.com Messe Frankfurt and Food Processing Suppliers Association cooperate in the ‘Food Technology’ segment IFFA and PROCESS EXPO enter a strategic…

February 3, 2016
New PROCESS EXPO Agreement with IFFA Continues To Expand International Reach
NEW PROCESS EXPO AGREEMENT WITH IFFA CONTINUES TO EXPAND INTERNATIONAL REACH Media Contact: Andy Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201 adrennan@fpsa.org For Immediate Release May 9, 2016 NEW PROCESS EXPO AGREEMENT WITH IFFA CONTINUES TO EXPAND INTERNATIONAL REACH McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced it signed an agreement…

February 3, 2016
PROCESS EXPO Partners with CSG Creative
Media Contact: Andy Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201 adrennan@fpsa.org PROCESS EXPO PARTNERS WITH CSG CREATIVE TO CONTINUE ON STRONG PATH FOR GROWTH McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today named the full service, strategic marketing agency, CSG Creative, as the new marketing agency for PROCESS EXPO 2017. “CSG was chosen from a select group of excellent…

2015 Press Releases


October 15, 2015
The Food Industry Comes Together at PROCESS EXPO
Media Contact: Andrew Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201 adrennan@fpsa.org FOOD INDUSTRY COMES TO PROCESS EXPO TO DO BUSINESS McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced final record attendance numbers for the recently concluded PROCESS EXPO 2015 with a total combined registration of 19,670 that includes co-location events the International Dairy Show and..

September 28, 2015
Early Commitments to PROCESS EXPO 2017
Media Contact: Andrew Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201adrennan@fpsa.org EARLY COMMITMENTS TO PROCESS EXPO 2017 SHOW SOLID FOUNDATION McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced exhibitor commitments for the PROCESS EXPO 2017 taking place in September of 2017 in Chicago have been extraordinarily strong with over 200 exhibitors already securing over…

September 17, 2015
PROCESS EXPO Introduces Dairy Zone for 2017 Event
Media Contact: Andrew Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201adrennan@fpsa.org PROCESS EXPO INTRODUCES DAIRY ZONE FOR 2017 EVENT McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the creation of the new Dairy Zone for the next edition of  PROCESS EXPO taking place in September of 2017 in Chicago. “PROCESS EXPO is enjoying…

September 16, 2015
FPEC Announces FIT Program
Media Contact: Elliot Schimel Mission Control Marketing 516-448-1472 elliot@missioncontrol.marketing FPEC ANNOUNCES FIRST NATIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR SERVICE TECHNICIANS McLean, VA – At PROCESS EXPO 2015, the Food Processing Education Consortium (FPEC) today announced the creation of the Food Industry Technicians Development Program (FIT), the first national certification program for…

September 14, 2015
PROCESS EXPO 2017 Announcement
Media Contact: Andrew Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201 adrennan@fpsa.org PROCESS EXPO 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT For many years the leadership of the Food Processing Suppliers Association has focused on delivering the most valuable tradeshow experience to food industry suppliers and processors. In order to stay true to this value proposition, we have made a number of critical decisions in…

September 1, 2015
PROCESS EXPO University Sets New Record
Media Contact: Andrew Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201 adrennan@fpsa.org PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY SETS NEW RECORD McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today that advanced sign-ups for the educational sessions of PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY have already passed the final number of educational registrations at the last edition of PROCESS EXPO in 2013. This year’s…

August 27, 2015
Innovations Showcase Already A Success
Media Contact: Andrew Drennan Senior Vice President 703-663-1201 adrennan@fpsa.org INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE ALREADY A SUCCESS McLean, VA – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that the new, Innovations Showcase which will make its debut at PROCESS EXPO on September 15, 2015 is already a success, having sold out of all spaces in the Innovations Showcase Pavilion. The…