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About the Show

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Jointly owned by FPSA and Messe Frankfurt Inc., PROCESS EXPO is the nation’s largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry.

Processors gain a competitive advantage and increase their profits with the innovative technology on the show floor, where food processing and packaging experts demonstrate their machines and products. Both veterans and those new to food and beverage processing and packaging get training on food safety, trends, leadership, and more.

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Food and beverage processors and packaging professionals from small to large companies across the globe attend PROCESS EXPO in Chicago, USA. Attendees cover a range of food production and manufacturing responsibilities including CEO, owner, corporate management, sales and marketing, production, operations, sanitation, maintenance, research and development, quality assurance, engineering, chefs, contract manufacturers, and more.

The attendees also represent a cross section of vertical markets in addition to manufacturers outside the food industry that can benefit from the machines, products, and safety issues covered at PROCESS EXPO. The vertical markets include:

  • Bakery, Grains, Nuts, Seeds, and Snacks
  • Beverage, Coffee Blends, and Juices
  • Cheese, Dairy, Milk, and Yogurt
  • Confectionery, Candy, and Sweets
  • Meat, Poultry, and Seafood
  • Pet Food and Treats
  • Prepared Foods, Fruits, and Vegetables

In addition, cannabis manufacturers as well as professionals who work in food processing for convenient stores and commissaries will find value and insights from the suppliers and other attendees.

Watch these short videos on emerging technology trends and trends in food safety and how PROCESS EXPO can help you incorporate them into your own business.

Emerging Technology Trends

Trends in Food Safety

What You Will See and Do at PROCESS EXPO

Trade Show Floor

Hundreds of food processing and packaging exhibitors will display machines, products, and services specific to your needs as a food and beverage processor or packaging professional. See new technology in action, visit with current suppliers, find new partners to work with, and get recharged for the year ahead.

There are also many activities and programs to enhance your experience including full working production lines, an Augmented Reality Demonstration Center, an Innovations Showcase, and more!

Training and Education

A comprehensive educational program awaits with sessions covering the most relevant topics of today.


At PROCESS EXPO, thousands of attendees exchange insights and get to know colleagues from all the food and beverage sectors during events throughout the show. These include receptions, private meetings, one-on-one time with suppliers, exchanges in the education sessions, and mingling with colleagues during contests, and demonstrations on the show floor.

Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA)

FPSA produces PROCESS EXPO and offers members many benefits including discounts, education and training, and early opportunities to reserve booths at the members-only discounted rate. Visit our website at to see how exhibitors can benefit by becoming a member.