September 19–22, 2017 • McCormick Place • Chicago, IL USA • Pure Processing. Proven Results.
PROCESS EXPO show management is now calling for key industry speakers from leading food and beverage equipment manufacturers, service providers, suppliers, distributors or other experts to propose suitable presentations for inclusion in the 2017 PROCESS EXPO educational program, which will run during the show from September 19-22, 2017.
PROCESS EXPO provides a unique and popular educational experience that reveals best practices in food and beverage processing and packaging technology, food safety, and continuous improvement. Given the technical nature of PROCESS EXPO attendees, all speakers will find an eager audience looking to bring new ideas and technologies back to their business to gain a competitive advantage.
We encourage proposals from speakers with practical experience in developing, implementing, and overseeing leading-edge technology implementations, workforce best practices, and continuous improvement strategies in their organizations. The focus of your sessions should be on key takeaways and advanced solutions that can be implemented right away and show real value for the attendee. They should also be engaging and interactive as much as possible.
We are accepting proposals for the following one-hour tracks (Additional tracks may be added later):
Speaker Biography — For purposes of the committee reviewing your background and experience to present the materials you are submitting, please submit a bio of 250 words or less, plus a speaker photo (hi-res, 300 dpi or more, jpg/tif headshot). (Include the speaker’s name in the file name.)
Presentation Title — Propose a short, clever or compelling title that concisely describes the educational value and accurately reflects the session content. PROCESS EXPO reserves the right to alter the title to maintain the character and purpose of the event.
Topic Area — FPSA Industry Councils and the Education Task Force have identified topics of interest for the PROCESS EXPO audience, which are listed above. Select the track that best fits your presentation submission. The FPSA Education Task Force reserves the right to modify education track titles and/or the category you select to allow for a balanced education program.
Session Description — This description will be used by the FPSA Education Task Force to evaluate your submission. Avoid jargon, describe in detail what the audience will learn during your session. Session description must be 400 words or less.
Presentation Summary — Submit a presentation summary of 75 words or less. Describe the core of your session to convince someone to attend by getting their interest, making them curious, and/or letting them know the benefits of participating. This description will be used to advertise this session in printed materials and on the conference website.
Learning Objectives — Please be concise and brief. Use measurable, outcome-based verbs and list three (3) learning objectives for session participants, specifically what they will be able to do as a result of participating in your session.
As a selected presenter, you will be afforded the standard A/V package, consisting of the following:
Speakers must supply their own laptop computer and compatible power supply. A standard VGA connection to the LCD projector and an electrical outlet will be provided at the head table of lectern. If you have a Mac, you are responsible for providing your own adapter to connect to the LCD projector. Additional A/V materials will be available upon request and at a cost to the presenter.
|January 17, 2017||FPSA issues Call for Speakers for PROCESS EXPO 2017|
|February 24, 2017||Last day to complete submissions for PROCESS EXPO 2017 Call for Speakers|
|February 24 – March 1, 2017||FPSA Education Task Force reviews and rates submissions|
|March 8, 2017||Speaker/Presentation notification of education session selection/acceptance|
|March 22, 2017||Selected speakers must individually sign and return PROCESS EXPO Speaker Agreement|
|May 15, 2017||PROCESS EXPO will provide all confirmed speakers the 2017 PROCESS EXPO speaker template. This template must be used for all presentations to keep with continuity of the event|
|July 31, 2017||Special request for onsite AV due to PROCESS EXPO. Any request after this date will not be guaranteed|
|August 31, 2017||All PowerPoints must be uploaded to Show Management|