[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]

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International Guests

Interested in What PROCESS EXPO Has for International Attendees?

Check back for more information on what you’ll see and do at the show.

Download the 2019 PROCESS EXPO International flyer for more information on what you’ll see and do at the show. Translated versions of out international flyer will be available in the coming week to share with colleagues around the globe.


The Benefits of Organizing a Delegation

If your department or organization is interested in organizing a delegation of just 10 or more participants, the group would be entitled to free admission to the show, and all educational sessions, technical or plant tours, an arrival briefing, use of the International Business Center; and the group leader would receive three nights complementary hotel accommodations (room and tax only).

Thanks to the strong support received for the 2017 event from the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service offices around the world, international non-exhibitor registrations increased 24.3% and included official delegations from Argentina, Mexico, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and a combined delegation from Central America (Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica).

For more information, please contact:

Andy Drennan
International Market Development
703.663.1201
adrennan@fpsa.org


Unique to PROCESS EXPO

Among the show’s innovations and highlights in 2017 was the introduction of several live food processing production lines, giving attendees the opportunity to see equipment from up to 11 different manufactures and suppliers come together to form a single production line. The three lines, one each for sausage, deli meats, and bakery products, consisted of narrated demonstrations, held three times daily, giving participants the chance to see various equipment in action; and to interact with the equipment manufacturers.

The 2019 show will expand the demonstrations to include an additional meat processing line, and the introduction of a dairy and pet treat line. The live demonstrations proved to be a major attraction, especially among the show’s 1,798 international attendees.

The PROCESS EXPO show also covers all food and beverage sectors, giving you even more opportunity to see innovative technology and equipment from other industry sectors that can be applied to your vertical market.


Traveling to the United States

We are glad you chose to travel to the United States to meet with professionals from across the food and beverage industry. To make your trip go as smoothly as possible, please take some time to review this information regarding visas, transportation, insurance, embassies, and more.

If you need assistance, please contact our FPSA team:

Andy Drennan
International Market Development
703.663.1201
adrennan@fpsa.org


Visa Information: Important Information on Traveling to the United States

We want to make sure that the registration and visa application process will not slow you down. Before you do anything, make sure you secure your visa! You can obtain the invitation letter you need for your visa while registering for the show. Registration will open in January 2019.

Read More About Visas and Traveling to the United States

Health Insurance

Medical care in the United States can be very expensive. All visitors should carry adequate health insurance valid for the duration of their stay in the United States.

Driving in the United States

Visitors who wish to rent cars must have a major credit card and a valid driver’s license from their own country. In some cases, an international driver’s license may be required. Contact the car rental company directly for specific information.

Required Change of Address Notice

Visitors staying in the United States longer than six months must notify the United States government of any change in their residential address within 10 days or face serious consequences. Address notification should be made directly to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), using their required form.

Registration in the United States

Federal law requires that all non-U.S. citizens carry evidence of their lawful status with them at all times. This is especially important for all travel, international or domestic. It is advisable to keep copies of all pages of the passport, visa, I–94 Arrival-Departure card and supporting documents, such as DS-2019 forms, in a safe place in case of loss of the original documents.