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

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Networking Events

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Meeting face-to-face builds solid business relationships.

PROCESS EXPO 2019 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. Updates and additional programs will be noted here in the coming months.


FPSA Women’s Council

Join FPSA’s professional women’s group for a breakfast and networking during PROCESS EXPO. All women involved in food and beverage processing and packaging are invited to network during meet-ups and at a special breakfast, as well as through the online LinkedIn group.

The leadership breakfast includes a guest speaker and opportunities to learn how you can boost your career and increase the number of women involved in all aspects of our industry. All female professionals at PROCESS EXPO are invited! Pre-registration is required for this complimentary event.

Check back for details about meet ups and the breakfast.

Visit fpsa.org for more information about the program and to join the group.

Welcome Reception

Start the conference off with a fun networking event. The Welcome Reception features a number of sponsored bars as well as music.

IFFA Reception

Join your colleagues for the IFFA Reception in the Beer Garden. This reception is to formally welcome the IFFA/Messe Frankfurt officials attending PROCESS EXPO. Meat industry professionals will be especially interested in connecting with our international partners. Enjoy the sounds of a Bavarian Oompha band and more!

Feeding the Hopper

Stop by Booth 4627 to see what we’ll be feeding the hopper. Sit in on short presentations and discussions on industry news and trends in a casual setting.

Orientation Meetings and Tours

Never been to PROCESS EXPO, or want a refresher on what’s happening on site? Learn how you can make the most of your visit to the show with strategies on how to navigate the floor and what not to miss. Hear about the show highlights, meet ambassadors, and take a brief tour. Tours will be scheduled throughout the show and will focus on booths in the individual industry segments.

Beer Garden and Chicago Food Sampler

Come hang out in the Beer Garden to chat casually with friends and new business associates. you can also sample delicious treats and meet new friends. More information to come.

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. More information to come.

Refresh and Recharge Lounges 

These designated areas on the show floor facilitate networking. Jump start your devices and connections in one place or just take a break from walking the extensive show floor.

Meet Ups

We’ll be scheduling 30-minute niche meet-ups in the R&R Lounges including young professionals, women’s leadership, and more! Check back to view the schedule for specific groups who will be meeting.

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