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International Attendees

It is our pleasure to welcome international attendees from around the world to PROCESS EXPO 2013.  PROCESS EXPO is the largest processing and packaging tradeshow in the USA devoted to the food & beverage industry.

Additionally in 2013, PROCESS EXPO is partnering with the International Dairy Show and the North American Meat Association's Outlook Conference, bringing even more professionals from the meat and dairy industries to our event and providing more value to PROCESS EXPO attendees who are given free access to these other two events on the same show floor.

Here you will find some of the details to help you plan your trip. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Andy Drennan, VP of International Market Development (

International Partners

PROCESS EXPO has negotiated agreements with several international partners including CANAINCACANILEC, and ComeCarne. If you are a member of one of these organizations, you are eligible for free registration to the event. To take advantage of this opportunity, contact your organization or Andy Drennan ( at PROCESS EXPO.

If your organization is interested in collaborating with PROCESS EXPO, please contact Andy Drennan.


Sunday, November 3  
Trade Show Exhibits
8:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
Monday, November 4  
Tradeshow Exhibits
8:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
Tuesday, November 5  
Tradeshow Exhibits
8:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, November 6  
Tradeshow Exhibits
8:00 – 13:00
9:00 – 13:00


Educational sessions are held throughout the day in various theaters on the show floor. These seminars are free to attend though you may want to sign up for the courses during registration to guarantee yourself a seat in the sessions you like.




Visa Applications

For information on obtaining a Visa to visit PROCESS EXPO, please click here.


Registration Fees*

US$25.00 prior to the show and US$50.00 on site.

*This fee provides full access to the exhibit hall and all educational sessions
throughout the entire event.


Benefits for International Visitors

International visitors are welcome to utilize the services of the International Business Center at PROCESS EXPO. These services include:

  • Multi-lingual PROCESS EXPO staff to help you address any on-site issues you might have
  • Refreshments and a relaxing lounge to take a break from visiting with the many exhibitors
  • Workstations to check email and facilitate your search for exhibitors
  • Meeting rooms for use when you require more privacy
  • Hours for the IBC are 8:00 – 17:00


Travel Considerations

Chicago’s airports are within a 30-45 minute taxi drive to McCormick Place or downtown hotels.


PROCESS EXPO hotels also feature free, comfortable shuttle bus service to McCormick Place in the morning and back to your hotel at the end of the day.

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