[ October 12–15, 2021    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]

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General FAQs

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    When and where is PROCESS EXPO 2021 being held?

    October 12-15, 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 puts on one of the world’s most successful trade fairs for the food industry. As part of this partnership, they will promote PROCESS EXPO attendance to some of the world’s most prominent food processors at their many events around the globe.

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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. For a clearer picture of this, you can see the full 2019 educational program here. View the full schedule for attendees.

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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 Amy Reimer at amy@riemercommunications.com or call 703-663-1201.

Attendee FAQs

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    What is the cost to register as an attendee?

    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.

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    What is the cost to attend education sessions at PROCESS EXPO?

    Attendees can sign up for the PROCESS EXPO educational program at a pre-show cost of $50, giving them access to all sessions.

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    How do I register to attend the show?

    Online registration will open in early 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 Alaina Herrera at 703-663-1212 or aherrera@fpsa.org

Exhibitor FAQs

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    How can I become an exhibitor at PROCESS EXPO 2021?

    Contact Alaina Herrera at aherrera@fpsa.org or 703-663-1212. For more details on exhibiting, check out our Reserve Your Booth 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 Membership and Outreach Associate, Ann Marie Penaranda, is happy to help you. Feel free to contact her at 703-663-1213 or apenaranda@fpsa.org.

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    What sponsorship opportunities are available?

    The sponsorship package will be released in the fall of 2020.

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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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    How many complimentary booth personnel badges will we receive?

    Unlimited.

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

    All exhibitor resources can be found in the Center of Online Resources for Exhibitors (CORE). If you are having trouble logging in, please contact Alaina Herrera at aherrera@fpsa.org. The Manual will be available in 2021.

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    Where can I find a high res PROCESS EXPO logo?

    You can find high res PROCESS EXPO logos (in multiple formats) on the Show Logo page.

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    How can I pay my booth balance?

    You may request an invoice be sent to you by contacting Alaina Herrera at aherrera@fpsa.org or can pay with a credit card online at the CORE.

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    What is your cancellation policy?

    Please contact Alaina Herrera, Operations and Exhibits Manager at aherrera@fpsa.org or 703-663-1212 for more information.