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The Food Processing Suppliers Association and its predecessor associations have been offering tradeshows to the food industry for over a hundred years. These supplier owned and managed tradeshows had a variety of names and were offered in numerous venues. But they were guided by the same principles that characterize the new PROCESS EXPO.

In the early years, our tradeshow was one of many serving vertical markets in the food industry in every region and state throughout our country. But with the expansion of air travel, the development of the interstate highway system, consolidations in the food and beverage industry, and commensurate consolidations in the supplier segments, tradeshows experienced similar transformations.

The Dairy Show became the Food and Dairy Expo. The Canners Show became the International Exposition for Food Processors. Finally, the last two became PROCESS EXPO, owned and managed by the suppliers who make up the Food Processing Suppliers Association. There have been many changes, but our value statement has remained the same:

To deliver the most valuable tradeshow experience to food industry suppliers and processors at the lowest possible cost. 


  • When:
    September 15 – 18, 2015
  • Where:
    Chicago, IL McCormick Place, North & East Halls
  • Show Size:
    500+ Exhibitors covering over 200,000 net sq. ft.
  • Registration:
    $25 Pre-show/ $50 On-site
    Exhibitors receive unlimited free passes to give to customers
  • International Amenities:
    Translation Services, International Lounge, Multilingual Education Sessions, International Travel Assistance Programs
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