[ October 12–15, 2021 • McCormick Place • Chicago, IL USA ]
October 12-15, 2021
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Messe Frankfurt is responsible for all aspects of the show’s management including sales, marketing, operations and sponsorships.
Located in the heart of the food and beverage industry, Chicago is the premier location to host our event and it is what our customers expect.
Professionals from all segments of the global food and beverage industry attend the event in search of processing and packaging solutions. The most common job titles of attendees are in engineering, operations, maintenance, production, R&D, quality assurance, marketing and sales, and corporate management. In addition, professionals working for contract manufacturers (co-packers) can build strong relationships with both processing partners and suppliers. For more information, take a look at the 2019 PROCESS EXPO ROI Report.
The show brings together exhibitors that provide processing and packaging solutions throughout the entire cross-section of the food and beverage industry including bakery, beverage, dairy (milk, yogurt, ice cream), meat, seafood, poultry, pet foods and treats, prepared foods, fruits and vegetables, and confectionery. Our suppliers can also serve processors who work for convenient store chains and commissaries as well as the expanding legalized cannabis market. For more information, take a look at the 2021 PROCESS EXPO Exhibitor Prospectus.
During the four day event, PROCESS EXPO University delivers sessions featuring expert speakers from some of the top university food science programs in North America, addressing critical topics of importance to food processors and beverage manufacturers. For a clearer picture of this, you can see the full 2019 educational program here. View the full schedule for attendees.
If you are a publication company and interested in doing business with PROCESS EXPO, please contact Amy Reimer at email@example.com or call 703-663-1201.
The cost to register pre-show is $25. Registration will still be open throughout the show and the fee to register on-site will be $50. Exhibitors will have an unlimited number of free passes to distribute.
Attendees can sign up for the PROCESS EXPO educational program at a pre-show cost of $50, giving them access to all sessions.
Online registration will open in early 2021.
Students must register at the full attendee rate to walk the show floor. For questions pertaining to group discounts, please contact Alaina Herrera at 703-663-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$29/sq.ft. + drayage* for FPSA members; $38/sq.ft. + drayage* for non-members
*$4.00/sq.ft. for unlimited drayage required for booths over 150 sq.ft., optional for booths 150 sq.ft. or less.
The sponsorship package will be released in the fall of 2020.
Drayage is the material handling of an exhibitor’s exhibit materials (decoration, equipment, etc.) on-site. In other words, it is the charge for moving the shipment from the docks at McCormick Place to the exhibitor’s booth. To facilitate bringing equipment to exhibit at PROCESS EXPO, show management has negotiated a flat rate ($4.00/sq foot) for drayage, rather than the traditional calculation which was based on the weight of the shipment. It must be noted however that this rate is valid for a one-time spot in the booth and must be coordinated within the exhibitor’s target move-in/move-out windows.
If an exhibitor can bring in their booth materials without the use of a motorized assistance, they can set up their booth without the use of labor. For more information, see Exhibitor Bill of Rights.
You will be able to register your booth personnel online once registration opens in January of 2021.
You can find high res PROCESS EXPO logos (in multiple formats) on the Show Logo page.
Please contact Kristy Meade, Show Director at 678.732.2424 or Kristy.Meade@usa.messefrankfurt.com for more information.