September 19–22, 2017    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA    Pure Processing. Proven Results.


Networking Events

Meeting face-to-face builds solid business relationships.

Powerful Partnerships.

Attendees and exhibitors will have ample time and opportunities to mix and mingle, build relationships, and exchange insights on emerging trends and solutions to every day challenges.

PROCESS EXPO 2017 offers a variety of networking opportunities to foster connections with our show guests. Whether it’s your first time attending PROCESS EXPO or you’re a returning guest who’s looking for new strategies and trends to integrate into your business, the following networking activities will help you connect with your peers in a social and meaningful way.

NEW! Refresh and Recharge Lounges

Designated areas on the show floor to facilitate networking. Jump start your devices and connections in one place. We’ll be scheduling 30-minute niche meet-ups in the R&R Lounges including young professionals, women’s leadership, international guests, first-timers, and more!


After exploring the show for the day, join colleagues and suppliers for a nice relaxing get together on days one and two.

The Welcome Reception will take place at the end of Day 1 in the North Hall Foyer and will feature a number of sponsored bars and music.

Day 2 will feature the IFFA Reception, taking place in the Beer Garden. This reception is to formally welcome the IFFA/Messe Frankfurt officials attending PROCESS EXPO and network with meat industry professionals at the show.

NEW! Executive Forum 

On Wednesday September 20, we will hold the PROCESS EXPO Executive Forum. This invitation-only program will provide C-level food processing executives the opportunity to address a number of topics with industry experts and fellow CEOs. This program will run from 10am to 2pm and include a working lunch. For more information, contact Andy Drennan.

NEW! The Hopper

Stop by Booth 3816 to see what we’ll be feeding the hopper: 20-minute presentations and discussions on industry news and trends in a casual setting.

Innovations Showcase

Back by popular demand! Looking for new products, technology, or equipment? Head over to the Innovations Showcase on the show floor to learn about the latest offerings and meet possible new business partners. Read more.

Check back for detailed information regarding receptions, contests, education courses and more. In the meantime, search for exhibitors and set up meetings with them to get some one-on-one face time onsite.

Watch a short video about the networking opportunities at PROCESS EXPO.