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January 2013

Happy 2013!

We hope you had a safe and memorable holiday season. What are your resolutions for the new year? Every Monday in 2013, we’re posting a motivational idea or quote on our Facebook Page. Take a look at this idea from Energy Essentials.

Wishing everyone an un-BELL-ievable 2013! We look forward to working with you and seeing you in Chicago in the Fall.


We appreciate the positive response from the industry regarding PROCESS EXPO 2013! To date, more than 270 companies have reserved exhibit space. Premium space is still available – please note the available booths in blue – so pick the best space for your company today!

Actus  *  Advantix Systems  *  BELL-MARK Corporation  *  Breddo Likwifier Division of Caravan Ingredients  *  CES / Foodlogistik, U.S.A.  *  Clean Water Technology  *  Enerquip, LLC  *  Food Processing Magazine  *  G. J. Olney, Inc.  *  Hantover, Inc.  *  Hollymatic Corporation  *  HWASUNG INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD  *  International Financial Services Corporation  *  K-Tron  *  Marketing & Technology Group - Meatingplace  *  Mokon  *  One Eye Industries Inc.  *  PRIMEdge, Inc.  *  Processtec, Inc.  *  Promarks  *  QSM, Inc. / Tru-Flo Valves & Automation  *  Scan American Corporation  *  Silverson Machines, Inc.  *  SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring  *  SUTTER'S MILL SPECIALTIES  *  The Middleby Corporation  *  TNN-JEROS, INC.  *  Venture Measurement  *  W. Soule  *  Wolf-Tec, Inc. 

PROCESS EXPO Begins to Unveil Educational Program

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announced that it will be partnering with a long list of academic institutions in order to develop the educational program for PROCESS EXPO 2013. The educational program will address key issues in important segments of the food and beverage industry and include expert speakers from Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, UC Davis, University of Idaho, University of Nebraska, and University of Wisconsin.

2012 Annual Conference

Early Bird registration extended to January 11th.

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 outstanding educational schedule and numerous networking events.Click here for registration, hotel, and session information. The early bird rate ends this Friday.

See What Our Exhibitors Are Saying

Triune Enterprises“I appreciate that fellow suppliers have united to produce a quality show for the industry – one that speaks to my clients and prospects. PROCESS EXPO 2011 was the first-time Triune Enterprises exhibited at the show and it surpassed our expectations. I closed sales, met new business partners, and had the chance to spend face-to-face time with several customers. I’m looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s show in Chicago.”

- Big Sid, Triune Enterprises

GES - Trade Show Tips

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One of the most important things to avoid when sending out marketing communications or updating content on your website is using disingenuous language that doesn't specifically describe your product or business role. We so often like to use the same words, such as "innovative" or "world-class" but what does that really tell your audience? What REALLY sets you apart from others that makes you unique? Jeff Haden, Global Experience Specialist, elicits several of these common misuses in his article, "Words and Phrases to Avoid in Marketing."

Save the Date! - 2013 Show Operations Conference

Remember to keep Tuesday, August 20-21, 2013 open on your calendar! All PROCESS EXPO exhibitors are invited to join us for ourShow Operations Conference in Chicago, at McCormick Place. This event is free of charge to all PROCESS EXPO exhibitors. You will learn about the many developments regarding show operations that promise to enhance your company’s experience at PROCESS EXPO 2013. You’ll hear from guest speakers, meet one-on-one with service providers, and  network with industry peers. Receptions will be held on August 20th and sessions will begin August 21st. For more information, please contact Grace or Kyle. 


Food For Thought: Did You Know

    • The first words Mickey Mouse ever said was "Hot Dogs!"  
    • In Japan, the most popular topping is squid.
    • Natural Vanilla flavoring comes from orchids.
    • The BLT Sandwich became popular after WWII when fresh lettuce and tomatoes became available year-round at supermarkets.
    • "Bring Home the Bacon" comes from the ancient sport of catching a greased pig at the county fair. The winner kept the pig and "brought home the bacon."
    • Ancient Greeks were the first to use oats to make cereal.

    Upcoming Dates...

    January 22nd - Housing and Registration Opens
    Look for the launch of the PROCESS EXPO 2013 Housing and Registration website to start registering booth personnel and booking accommodations for the show.
    January 18th  - Exhibitor Service Manual Available
    All exhibitors will be sent an electronic version of the Exhibitor Services which will include everything necessary to begin preparing for November. In the kit, you'll find forms and information regarding things such as electrical, plumbing, and labor, show rules, promotional tools and much more.
    February 1st   - Partnership Program Launches
    We will be offering several new sponsorships for 2013 in addition to many of your favorite traditional items. If you participated in the partnership program for the 2011 show, please contact Grace Cular Yee at 703-663-1220.

    Social Media

    Are you trying to understand the value of Social Media? Here’s an excellent post on The Importance of Social Media in a Successful Marketing Campaign .

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