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

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Meat, Poultry, Seafood

Slice [it]. Case [it]. Grill [it].

PROCESS EXPO boasts the nation’s most impressive group of solution providers for the global meat, poultry, and seafood industry. From bellwether equipment manufacturers to small suppliers that can turn on a dime to offer you the type of custom-made solution your business needs, you’ll find it at PROCESS EXPO.

Additionally, PROCESS EXPO features one of the meat industry’s most innovative educational programs with sessions throughout the event focusing on a wide range of topics for meat processors. Whether processing or packaging, services or ingredients, you’ll find what you are looking for in Chicago!

PROCESS EXPO’s partnership with IFFA, hosted by Messe Frankfurt, will bring in a host of international buyers and colleagues who can share their success stories. IFFA is the world’s leading international trade fair for processing, packaging, and sales in the meat industry.

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organizers with a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, with customers in more than 160 countries. This means more business and expansion via partnerships with global companies.


Full Working Meat Production Line

Back by popular demand, PROCESS EXPO suppliers are working together to run live demonstrations of two complete meat lines—right on the show floor. These demonstrations will occur several times a day throughout the show. See for yourself how different pieces of equipment can work with connecting components and how you can incorporate these products into your own plants. Speak with the suppliers face-to-face to discuss how they can customize the equipment for your specific needs.

Education Sessions Scheduled at PROCESS EXPO 2019 for the Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Sector

Check back in early 2019 for specific sessions relevant to the meat industry sector. Below are topics that were discussed at previous shows.

  • Automation & Robotics
  • Labor Saving Improvements
  • The Next Generation of Smart Factories
  • Processor Spotlight: Plant Innovations Fueling Success at Wampler
  • Current Structures, Challenges and Opportunities in German Butcheries
  • Process Spotlight: People — Still our Most Valuable Resource at Land O’Frost?

There will also be a full food safety program and many other valuable sessions. A full schedule will be posted soon.

Watch a short video on emerging trends in the food and beverage industry and how PROCESS EXPO can help you incorporate them into your own business. 


Read the blog to find articles of interest in the meat, poultry, and seafood category as well as other market segments and general show information.

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In addition, we have publication partners who offer subscriptions to these markets. View the media partners and visit their sites.


Some of the categories of exhibitors you’ll find on the show floor include:

  • Antimicrobials
  • Architects / Engineers
  • Bacon Press
  • Casings
  • Conveyors
  • Cutting / Slicing Equipment
  • Environmental Control Systems
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Flavors
  • Formers
  • Fryers
  • Grinders
  • Laboratory Analysis / Testing Systems
  • Macerators
  • Machine Knives
  • Massagers and Tumblers
  • Meat Flavors
  • Meat Processing / Slaughterhouse Equipment
  • Metal Detectors
  • Non Destructive Testing Equipment / Services
  • Ovens
  • Packaging Systems
  • Pest Control
  • Process Controls
  • Process Engineering
  • Refrigeration
  • Safety / Inspection
  • Skinning Machines
  • Smoking Equipment
  • Tenderizers

Leading companies who bring attendees include:

  • American Foods Group
  • Boar’s Head
  • Butterball
  • Cargill Meat Solutions
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Hormel Foods Corp
  • JBS USA
  • Johnsonville Sausages
  • Keystone Foods
  • Koch Foods
  • Kraft/Oscar Mayer
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • National Beef Packing
  • Olymel L.P.
  • Omaha Steaks
  • OSI Group
  • Perdue, Inc.
  • Sigma Alimentos
  • Smithfield Foods
  • Sysco Corp.
  • The Hillshire Brands
  • Trident Seafoods
  • Tyson Foods