General FAQs

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    When and where is PROCESS EXPO 2021 being held?

    November 2-5, 2021
    McCormick Place
    Chicago, Illinois, USA

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    What does the PROCESS EXPO partnership with Messe Frankfurt/IFFA mean for the show?

    Messe Frankfurt is responsible for all aspects of the show’s management including sales, marketing, operations and sponsorships.

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    Why is PROCESS EXPO held in Chicago?

    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.

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    Who attends PROCESS EXPO?

    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.

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    Who exhibits at PROCESS EXPO?

    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.

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    What type of education is offered at PROCESS EXPO?

    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.

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    Are there opportunities to partner with publication companies?

    If you are a publication company and interested in doing business with PROCESS EXPO, please contact Kim Porter at [email protected] or call 770-984-8016.

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    What safety protocols are in place for the show?

    Click here to learn more about our health & safety protocols.

Attendee FAQs

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    How do I register to attend the show?

    Registration is open. Simply click here to start the process.

    We look forward to welcoming you November 2 – 5, 2021.

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    I'm a student. Do I need to register for PROCESS EXPO?

    Students must register at the full attendee rate to walk the show floor. For questions pertaining to group discounts, please contact Kim Porter at [email protected]

Exhibitor FAQs

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    How can I become an exhibitor at PROCESS EXPO 2021?

    Contact the sales team at [email protected]. For more details on exhibiting check out the Why Exhibit page.

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    What is the cost per sq. ft. to exhibit at the show?

    $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.

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    How do I become a member of FPSA?

    Visit the FPSA Membership page on our show site to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member. Our Operations Manager, Ann Marie Penaranda, is happy to help you. Feel free to contact her at 703-663-1213 or [email protected].

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    What sponsorship opportunities are available?

    We have created a host of exciting options to assist with increasing your brand presence. Contact us for specific opportunities.

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    What is drayage?

    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.

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    How do I register booth personnel?

    You will be able to register your booth personnel online once registration opens in January of 2021.

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    Where can I find items including the Exhibitor Services Manual, Promotional Tools, and Show Rules?

    Log into your Exhibitor Dashboard for access to all pertinent exhibitor resources. If you are having trouble logging, please contact [email protected].

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    How can I pay my booth balance?

    Log into your Exhibitor Dashboard to make payments online and to download a copy of your invoice.

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    What is your cancellation policy?

    Please contact [email protected] for the full Terms & Conditions.