September 19–22, 2017    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA    Pure Processing. Proven Results.

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Trade Show Floor Highlights

See what’s new and exciting on the PROCESS EXPO 2017 trade show floor.

NEW! Full Production Lines

Come see demonstrations throughout the show of three full deli, sausage, and bakery production lines. The suppliers are working together to show you how an entire line should be set up for maximum performance. These brand new innovative displays will help you make smarter, more informed purchasing decisions. View the schematics on the interactive map.

NEW! Virtual Reality Showroom

New to the PROCESS EXPO hall—the Virtual Reality Showroom—where you can see equipment up close and even climb inside! This new technology is adding value to your onsite experience and giving you a look at equipment like you’ve never seen it before. A number of exhibitors will be demonstrating their machines through virtual reality goggles. The suppliers who will be displaying their equipment include Admix, Avure Technologies (JBT), Fornisud, GROTE, Mettler Toledo, Risco, and SPX. Check them out on the floor map.

NEW! Refresh and Recharge Lounges

These refresh and recharge lounges are designated areas on the show floor to facilitate networking. Jump start your devices and connections in one place. We’ll be scheduling 30-minute niche meet-ups in the R&R Lounges including young professionals, women’s leadership, international guests, first-timers, and more! Check the schedule for all the meet up groups and join in.

NEW! Feeding the Hopper

Stop by Booth 3816 to see what we’ll be feeding the hopper: 20-minute presentations and discussions on industry news and trends in a casual setting. View Feeding the Hopper sessions.

Innovations Showcase

Back by popular demand but with presentations and attendee voting! 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. Read more.

NEW! FPSA Women’s Council

Join FPSA’s new professional women’s group  to facilitate positive transformation for women in the food and beverage industry. FPSA Women’s Council will empower its members to achieve both professional and personal growth. FPSA Women’s Council will enhance your industry knowledge through educational opportunities and expand your network. FPSA Women’s Council is open to all women in food and beverage, regardless of age or position within their company. All women involved in food and beverage processing are invited to network during meet-ups and at a special breakfast, as well as through the online LinkedIn group.

FPSA Women’s Council events are open to everyone. Click here for full schedule.

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

NEW! Beer Garden and Chicago Food Sampler

Come hang out in the Beer Garden to chat casually with friends and new business associates. The Beer Garden is open from 3:00pm-5:00pm. During the day, come by to sample delicious treats and meet new friends. Samples provided by Garrett’s Popcorn, Chicago Dogs and Italian Beef, and Lou Mainati’s (Chicago Pizza). Join an ice cream social in the Dairy Zone on Dairy Day.

NEW! Young Professionals Group

The Food Processing Suppliers Association is currently searching for any members of your team under the age of 35 to join a newly formed Young Professionals Group (YPG). The YPG will design programs for development and networking for young professionals within FPSA, as well as helping FPSA develop programs and events to keep PROCESS EXPO fresh and exciting! Read more about the group, and connect on LinkedIn.

Additional On-floor Activities and Programs

There will be several receptions, and other networking events. Read more about where and how you can meet new business contacts or hang out with friends. In addition, there are 35+ hours of education in the theaters as well as a food safety program. Use your time wisely by searching for some interesting exhibitors now and setting up meetings with them to get some one-on-one face time onsite.

Watch a short video about the show floor highlights at PROCESS EXPO.