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December 2012



As we get ready to roll into a new year, we'd like to honor those who have made a commitment to building PROCESS EXPO into what it has become today. In fact, we have already exceeded our 2012 sales goals thanks in large part to the enthusiastic support of our exhibitors.

With your commitment, we are well on our way to producing the greatest food and beverage show next year, November 3-6, South and North Halls, McCormick Place, Chicago!

Here’s a partial list of companies who will be exhibiting with us:

A M King  *  Bizerba USA, Inc.  *  CMC Associates, Inc.  *  Custom Metalcraft Inc.  *  Douglas Machines Corporation  *  Grasselli SSI  *  JAX/ Xact Fluid Systems  *  Kusel Equipment Co.  *  Maja Food Technology  *  Materials Transportation Company  *  noax Technologies Corp.  *  Pacproinc-Packaging Progressions, Inc.  *  Pappas, Inc.  *  Perten Instruments  *  Philips Business Unit Professional Luminaries of North America  *  Pick Heaters, Inc.  *  Process Plus  *  Remco Products Corp.  *  Rig-A-Lite Partnership, Ltd.  *  Risco USA Corporation  *  Ruitenberg Ingredients, Inc.  *  Rytec High Performance Doors  *  Silikal America  *  Strongarm Designs  *  Tel-Tru Manufacturing Co.  *  Top Line Process Equipment Company  *  Vogelsang USA  *  Wilevco Inc.  *  Witt Gas Controls, LP  *  WRH Industries, Ltd.

Feel free to contact Grace or Kyle if you'd like to reserve space or if you have any questions.

FPSA's Annual Conference Launches Registration

Don't miss one of the year's top networking opportunities at the 2013 FPSA Annual Conference taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona (March 6-8). Join colleagues, customers and your peers at this valuable three-day program featuring an exceptional educational schedule and numerous networking events.  Click here for registration, hotel, and session information. Register by December 31st to take advantage of the $100 early bird member discount!

Promotional Tools - Brochures For All Industries

We have an unlimited supply of industry specific brochures to help you and your sales channels promote attendance at PROCESS EXPO. Simply let us know which one and how many you would like and we will gladly ship them to your front door. Pick from any of the following:
If you’d like to receive printed brochures, please contact Kyle Heiman. There is no cost for the brochures as they are a complimentary marketing tool that we want all of our exhibitors to use. Thanks in advance for helping us promote PROCESS EXPO!

Exhibitor Spotlight

Eriez is proud to celebrate its 70th anniversary!

Eriez is recognized as a world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. 

GES - Trade Show Tips

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How do you measure event ROI? Do you believe that the main focus should be on converting qualified show leads to sales? Does this shadow other important efforts than could help to ensure success? Make sure you have the metrics in place and have a strong plan to fully measure your return on investment at PROCESS EXPO. Take a look at GES's "Event ROI: Do Your Peers Have it Figured Out?" There, you will find tips and recommendations including a white paper from BtoB Magazine on how to integrate of marketing channels and measure the value of face-to-face events.

Things to Look For in the Next Few Weeks...

As we inch closer to the launch of registration (January 2013), we want to remind you of all the items to look for as we roll into the 11 month stretch before PROCESS EXPO. In the next few weeks, exhibitors will receive access to the Exhibitor Services Manual, Registration forms, and the Partnership Program. As a courtesy to all 2011 exhibitors, we will be offering first-right of refusal for any item in the Partnership Program before we open it up to the rest of the exhibitors. If you exhibited with us at the 2011 show and are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact Grace Cular Yee at or 703-663-1220.

Important Deadline

This is a reminder to all exhibitors that the second installment (%50) for PROCESS EXPO 2013 booth payments was due November 15th. If you haven't already received your invoice, please contact Also, please make sure you have sent us a signed contract as we require one for all booth reservations.


Last week, the Food Processing Suppliers Association attended IAEE’s EXPO EXPO Conference in Orlando. PROCESS EXPO 2011 was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Sales and Marketing award. The award is based on exhibitor and attendance activities. Your commitment to PROCESS EXPO helped us achieve this award. Thank you! 

Food For Thought: Did You Know

      • Black-eyes peas are not really peas. They are beans.
      • The strawberry is the only agricultural product that bares its seeds on the outside.

      • A 15-ounce can of Spaghetti Os has 1750 “O’s” in each can.

      • Avocados have more protein than any other fruit and are poisonous to birds.

      • London Broil is not a cut of beef, but a method of cooking.

      Social Media

      Are you familiar with # = hashtags or RT = retweets? Are you trying to tackle Twitter? Here’s an excellent post from The Next Web: The Complete Guide to Twitter’s language and acronyms.

      Are you on Google+? We'd love to add you to our circles. Check out our G+ page!

      Are you on Pinterest? We'd love to see your boards. Check out our Pinterest page!

      Are you on LinkedIn? Join our PROCESS EXPO LinkedIn group!

      We now have 358 fans on Facebook and 1,589 followers on Twitter! Connect with your peers and customers on LinkedIn to join more than 700 other members of the PROCESS EXPO group.

      Does your company have a Facebook Page? Let us know so we can add you to our favorites and become one of your fans. We want to keep up-to-date with what you are doing!

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      - Jack Canfield


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