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2019 Press Releases and Announcements


October 14, 2019
FOOD PROCESSORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ATTEND PROCESS EXPO, THE LARGEST TRADE SHOW DEDICATED TO THE FOOD & BEVERAGE PROCESSING INDUSTRY

McLean, VA October 14, 2019 — Thousands of food and beverage processing professionals experienced innovative exhibits, networking opportunities, a world-class educational program and unique show floor activities at the recent 2019 PROCESS EXPO which wrapped up in Chicago, after a week of bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the industry.

October 7, 2019
PROCESS EXPO TO BRING TOGETHER THOUSANDS OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSING PROFESSIONALS THIS WEEK IN CHICAGO

Chicago, IL October 7, 2019 — On October 8–11 thousands of food and beverage processing industry professionals will gather for PROCESS EXPO at McCormick Place in Chicago. Attendees will have access to an expansive show floor filled with the latest processing equipment, free education sessions, five working productions lines, and several exciting special events and  networking opportunities. Produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), 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.

September 26, 2019
THE FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION AND LINCOLN TECH ANNOUNCE THE FOOD INDUSTRY TECHNICIAN (FIT) PROGRAM AT PROCESS EXPO

Chicago, IL September 26, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) will announce the initiation of Food Industry Technician Certification Program (FIT) classes being launched with Lincoln Technical Institute offering instructional training and education for prospective food and beverage industry technicians. The FIT program will offer standardized training that will provide future industry technicians with the skill sets necessary for working with the increasingly complex equipment being used in the food industry with the goal of having FIT graduates gainfully employed within the industry.

September 25, 2019
FPSA WOMEN’S ALLIANCE NETWORK ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL RED CIRCLE HONOR RECIPIENTS

McLean, VA September 25, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) proudly announces the inaugural Women’s Alliance Network Red Circle Honors recipients. The honors recognize three women and an FPSA member company that have had a positive impact on women’s careers and gender balance in the food and beverage industry. The Red Circle Honors will be presented at the Women’s Alliance Network Breakfast on October 10 during PROCESS EXPO in Chicago.

September 24, 2019
THE BUTCHER’S COLBY DONALDSON JOINS TEAM USA’S BUTCHERING DEMONSTRATIONS AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA September 24, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that television personality and host of the hit show, The Butcher, Colby Donaldson will join Team USA’s Butchering Demonstrations taking place on the show floor at PROCESS EXPO on October 9–10. PROCESS EXPO will take place at Chicago’s McCormick Place from October 8–11, 2019.

September 19, 2019
VOTING NOW OPEN FOR THE PROCESS EXPO INNOVATIONS

McLean, VA September 19, 2019 — Dozens of exhibiting companies participating in next month’s PROCESS EXPO submitted new products to be considered for the Innovations Showcase People’s Choice Award. Several editors from leading industry publications identified the finalists in each of the six categories and now attendees have the opportunity to select the winners which will be showcased at the event, taking place October 8–11 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Attendees can click here to vote and enter their email address for a chance to win a Google Home, which will be awarded before 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 10.

September 18, 2019
PROCESS EXPO PRESENTS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT SESSIONS

McLean, VA September 18, 2019 — New to PROCESS EXPO, Food for Thought sessions offers emerging leaders an opportunity to hear inspirational talks from leading food and beverage professionals on what the industry has meant to them professionally and personally. Their 15-minute talk will follow informal Meet-Ups where attendees can continue discussions with the speaker and other professionals in the industry. The featured speakers will share how they got into the industry, why they remain in it, and words of advice for someone starting off or fairly new in their career.

September 17, 2019
FOOD SAFETY TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA September 17, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), producers of PROCESS EXPO, have teamed up with the Food Safety Summit, a leading conference focused on food safety, to offer six education courses taking place October 8–11, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The sessions, which will be led by subject matter experts in the field, are free and open to all attendees and will focus on inspections and investigations, produce processor safety, and food fraud.

September 16, 2019
MEET UP WITH FPSA’S NETWORKS AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA September 16, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA’s) Networks are hosting 30-minute Meet-Ups during show hours at PROCESS EXPO. These relaxed, informal venues are a time to learn about the Networks, meet the members, and build new relationships. The Networks were created to integrate key topics that are critical to the FPSA Councils (Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Meat, Prepared Foods, and Pet Food) to allow for cross industry collaboration and to create new avenues of engagement for FPSA members. The topics are based on technical (Food Safety, Packaging, and Technology) and social (Women’s Alliance and Young Professionals) issues.

August 27, 2019
PROCESS EXPO OFFERS MARKETING AND REBRANDING EDUCATION FOR THE SMALL AND MID-SIZED MEAT PROCESSOR

McLean, VA August 27, 2019 — The Food Processing Association (FPSA) today announced Tia Harrison, the co-founder and President of The Butchers Guild, will be hosting the session “Marketing and Rebranding for the Small and Mid-Sized Meat Processor” as part of our PROCESS EXPO University educational program. Tia Harrison is also Executive Chef and co-owner of Sociale Restaurant in San Francisco, and author of Butchery and Sausage Making for Dummies. She is also the creator of Business Launch Programs, a project of Multidimensional Development LLC.

August 22, 2019
PET FOOD PREMIUMIZATION ADDED TO PROCESS EXPO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

McLean, VA August 22, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the addition of a critical course to the educational program at PROCESS EXPO, which will be taking place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The course, Premiumization in Pet Care: An Evolving Industry Trend, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 9th at 1:00 pm. This session will be presented by Jared Koerten, Head of Pet Care at Euromonitor International.

August 21, 2019
CANNABIS TO BE FEATURED IN SEVERAL EDUCATION SESSIONS AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA August 21, 2019 — With the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis across many states in the U.S., processors are finding the need to update and buy quality equipment to help meet demand and maintain compliance. At PROCESS EXPO, food and beverage processing suppliers will have access to several education sessions offering insights from cannabis experts discussing food safety, government regulations, sustainability, and cost savings that can be implemented for immediate returns.

August 20, 2019
PIZZAMAKERS STEP UP TO SUPPORT PRODUCTION LINE AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA August 20, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced support from several prominent bakery processors in putting on the live frozen pizza production line that will be on display on the PROCESS EXPO 2019 show floor during the event from October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

August 8, 2019
PROCESS EXPO INK RETURNS
#GotInk

McLean, VA August 8, 2019 — PROCESS EXPO is bringing back PROCESS EXPO Ink and this year, we are doing it even bigger and better! Some on the outside may think, “Food Processing… tattoos… something here doesn’t sound right…” Well, there is something right! Tattoos are a gateway of creativity just begging to be shown off! It’s a representation of whatever you want on the most invaluable canvas: YOU.

August 6, 2019
PROCESS EXPO ANNOUNCES STUDENT AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
High Demand Adds Day Four to Schedule

McLean, VA August 6, 2019 — The QUAD, a student-oriented section of the PROCESS EXPO exhibit hall will feature information on the FPSA Job Board, an AMSA e-Poster Exhibition, the meeting point for student tours, and much more. This student opportunity will be taking place at this year's PROCESS EXPO, October 8–11, 2019, at Chicago's McCormick Place.

August 1, 2019
PROCESS EXPO STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

McLean, VA August 1, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) has launched its first Student Ambassador Program as an important part of PROCESS EXPO 2019. This is a great opportunity for students to expose themselves to the food and beverage world while earning valuable experience.

July 23, 2019
PROCESS EXPO ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR LIVE PRODUCTION LINE DEMONSTRATIONS
High Demand Adds Day 4 To Schedule

McLean, VA, July 23, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the demonstration schedule for the five live production lines that will be taking place at this year’s PROCESS EXPO, taking place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

July 18, 2019
LEARN ABOUT THE CHALLENGES IN PRODUCTION, SALES, AND MARKETING OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS DURING A WEBINAR SPONSORED BY PROCESS EXPO AND FPSA

McLean, VA, July 18, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and PROCESS EXPO will be sponsoring a Food Engineering webinar focused on the production, sale, and marketing of cannabis products on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET.

July 9, 2019
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR FPSA WOMEN’S ALLIANCE NETWORK RED CIRCLE HONOREES

Chicago, IL July 9, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) Women’s Alliance Network has launched the Red Circle Honors program to recognize women and companies that have had a positive impact on women’s careers and gender balance in the food and beverage industry. The honors will be presented at the FPSA Women’s Alliance Network Breakfast during PROCESS EXPO on Thursday, October 10. For detailed information on the nomination requirements, click here.

July 2, 2019
THE BUTCHER’S GUILD MAKES ITS DEBUT AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA July 2, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that The Butcher’s Guild will be joining PROCESS EXPO 2019, taking place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Not only will The Butcher’s Guild be on the PROCESS EXPO floor as an exhibitor, the organization will participate in the show on a number of levels in an effort to raise awareness of its mission and address important topics pertaining to today’s meat industry.

June 25, 2019
PET FOOD PROCESSING COMES ALIVE AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA June 25, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that it is adding a pet food production line to the PROCESS EXPO 2019 show floor. This will be the fifth production line at this year’s PROCESS EXPO taking place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place with live demonstrations scheduled throughout the four days that highlight the production process for the attendee audience.

June 20, 2019
PROCESS EXPO 2019 ADDS SECOND MEAT PRODUCTION LINE TO SHOW FLOOR ACTIVITIES

McLean, VA June 20, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the participants in the second meat production line that will be on display on the PROCESS EXPO 2019 show floor. PROCESS EXPO takes place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and live demonstrations of the salami line will be scheduled three times daily to walk attendees through the production process.

June 6, 2019
FOOD SAFETY, IIOT, AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

McLean, VA June 6, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today the list of sessions that will make up the PROCESS EXPO U educational program as part of this year’s PROCESS EXPO, taking place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

June 5, 2019
PROCESS EXPO TO RECOGNIZE AMSA STUDENT WINNERS

McLean, VA June 11, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) it signed with the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) in March of this year, it will be recognizing the top three winners of the RMC student ePoster Competition at AMSA’s Reciprocal Meat Conference taking place June 23–26, 2019 in Fort Collins, CO.

June 4, 2019
INDUSTRY LEADERS JOIN TO CREATE LIVE BEEF PATTY PRODUCTION LINE AT PROCESS EXPO 2019

McLean, VA June 4, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the list of manufacturers who will be participating in the live automated beef patty production line that will be on display on the PROCESS EXPO 2019 show floor. PROCESS EXPO will take place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and there will be live demonstrations of the beef patty line, three times daily to show attendees this automated process beginning with introduction of raw beef into the grinder, passing throw formation of the patties, interleaving and stacking of the patties, denesting of the packages and flex loading into sealed packages of four patties commonly found in today’s supermarkets.

May 22, 2019
FPSA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 2019 DEFEAT HUNGERSM CAMPAIGN
Donation to be Presented to The Greater Chicago Food Depository at PROCESS EXPO in October

McLean, VA, May 22, 2019 — The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) recently announced the launch of the 2019 DEFEAT HUNGERSM campaign. FPSA will once again work in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) to run a food drive leading up to and during PROCESS EXPO with all proceeds and donations received to help fight hunger in the greater Chicago area. This year’s PROCESS EXPO will be held on October 8–11, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

May 8, 2019
LIVE PIZZA LINE AT PROCESS EXPO BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE

McLean, VA May 8, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the list of manufacturers who will be participating in the frozen pizza production line that will be on working and display on the PROCESS EXPO 2019 show floor. PROCESS EXPO will take place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and there will be live demonstrations of the pizza line, three times daily to show attendees the entire process from creation of the crust, through depositing of sauces and toppings and packaging of the finished product.

May 2, 2019
SUZANNE STRASSBURGER OF STRASSBURGER STEAKS TO KEYNOTE WOMEN’S ALLIANCE BREAKFAST AT PROCESS EXPO

Chicago, IL May 2, 2019 — FPSA’s Women's Alliance Network has announced that Suzanne Strassburger of Strassburger Steaks will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s Alliance Breakfast at this year’s PROCESS EXPO. This event is a must-attend for female professionals in the food and beverage industry. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 10th and is free and open to all women looking to expand their networks, learn from colleagues and competitors, as well as get inspired by “The First Lady of Meat”. PROCESS EXPO will be held October 8–11, 2019 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL.

April 30, 2019
SUPPLIERS LINE UP FOR CHEESE PRODUCTION AT PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA April 30, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the list of suppliers who have signed up to date to participate in the working cheese production line that will be on display on the PROCESS EXPO show floor. PROCESS EXPO will take place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and there will be live demonstrations of the cheese line, three times daily to show attendees some of the latest innovations in processing and packaging technology.

April 23, 2019
PROCESS EXPO TO FEATURE INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE AND AWARDS PROGRAM
New Food Equipment and Technology to be Featured throughout Show Floor

McLean, VA April 23, 2019 — Over 500 leading companies will offer the latest equipment for food and beverage processing and packaging during this fall’s PROCESS EXPO, and many will be chosen as finalists to present their technology in the Innovations Showcase and Awards Program, giving attendees the opportunity to see cutting-edge solutions.

March 7, 2019
FPSA TO WORK WITH AMERICAN MEAT SCIENCE ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF MUTUAL GOALS

McLean, VA March 7, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Meat Science Association (AMSA), confirming plans to work together to further each other’s goals in 2019.

February 28, 2019
PROCESS EXPO LAUNCHES VIP PROGRAM FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

McLean, VA February 28, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the launch of the VIP Buying Team Program for this year’s PROCESS EXPO taking place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The VIP Program is intended to facilitate attendance for groups of five attendees or more and help food processing companies take advantage of the extensive resources that PROCESS EXPO and its exhibitors have to offer.

February 27, 2019
NUERNBERGMESSE JOINS PROCESS EXPO 2019

McLean, VA February 27, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced it has finalized an agreement with NuernbergMesse to build and promote a Beverage Zone at this year’s PROCESS EXPO, the leading global food and beverage equipment and technology trade show, taking place October 8–11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. As a part of this agreement, NuernbergMesse will market booth space in this zone to suppliers to the beverage industry and promote PROCESS EXPO attendance to this vital segment of the industry.

February 7, 2019
2019 PROCESS EXPO TO OFFER HACCP, PREVENTIVE CONTROL FOR ANIMAL FOODS AND FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION CERTIFICATION COURSES

McLean, VA February 7, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is pleased to offer three food safety certification courses at PROCESS EXPO taking place October 8–11, 2019 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. The three, 3-day courses will include Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training course; FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Program, and the Preventive Control of Animal Food course.

January 29, 2019
AUGMENTED REALITY MAKES ITS DEBUT AT PROCESS EXPO 2019

McLean, VA January 29, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the creation of the Augmented Reality Showcase as one of the new show floor activities making its debut at this year’s PROCESS EXPO taking place October 8–11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The AR Showcase will provide attendees with innovative new ways to experience processing and packaging equipment with augmented reality holograms and training demonstrations.

January 24, 2019
FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION AND MESSE FRANKFURT LOOK AHEAD TO SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITIONS IN 2019

McLean, VA, January 24, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and Messe Frankfurt today announced the renewal of their strategic marketing alliance formed in 2016 in support of each organization’s trade show exhibition which are both leaders in the food processing sector. Both organizations will host their flagship exhibitions in 2019 with high expectations for successful events.

January 15, 2019
2019 PROCESS EXPO TO OFFER THOUSANDS OF DAIRY PROFESSIONALS ACCESS TO A DAIRY WORKSHOP AND SPECIALIZED CHEESE PRODUCTION LINE

McLean, VA, January 15, 2019 — Cheese, dairy, milk and yogurt processing have long been an integral part of the PROCESS EXPO trade show and the 2019 event, taking place October 8–11, 2019 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, will once again be the equipment focused trade show in the fall for dairy processors. This year PROCESS EXPO will feature a dairy workshop, Dairy Processing 101, as well as a Dairy Production Line sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America.

January 7, 2019
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR YEAR’S TOP FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRADE SHOW — PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA, January 7, 2019 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that registration and housing are now open for PROCESS EXPO, the Western Hemisphere’s largest horizontal trade show event dedicated strictly to the food and beverage industry.

2018 Press Releases and Announcements


October 23, 2018
FPSA AND FOOD SAFETY SUMMIT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR 2019 PROCESS EXPO
Trade Show to Offer Food Safety Education Sessions and Certification Courses as well as focused Food Safety Networking

McLean, VA, October 23, 2018 — PROCESS EXPO, the global food equipment and technology show,® has announced a renewed partnership with the Food Safety Summit, the largest conference & expo on food safety in North America. As part of this renewed agreement, the Food Safety Summit experts will develop a food safety track of educational sessions during PROCESS EXPO.

October 18, 2018
EXHIBIT SALES SURPASS 75% OF EXHIBIT HALL ONE YEAR AHEAD OF 2019 EVENT

McLean, VA, October 18, 2018 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced it has surpassed a key milestone in its exhibit sales campaign for PROCESS EXPO 2019 taking place October 8–11, 2019 in Chicago's McCormick Place. At over 167,000 net square feet sold, the 2019 show floor now exceeds 75% of the final show floor.

April 3, 2018
GENERAL SALES OPEN FOR PROCESS EXPO 2019, THE GLOBAL FOOD EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Biennial Event Scheduled for October 8–11, 2019 in Chicago

McLean, VA, April 3, 2018 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that it is opening exhibit sales to non-members for PROCESS EXPO 2019 on Thursday April 5th. This follows a successful member round of exhibit sales that has already filled up approximately 80% of exhibit space for the 2019 show, scheduled to take place October 8–11, 2019 in Chicago’s McCormick Place.

2017 Press Releases and Announcements


December 7, 2017
FPSA DAIRY AND BEVERAGE COUNCILS ANNOUNCE JOINT PROGRAM FOR 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Breakout Sessions to feature Diane Wolf and Greg Steltenpohl

McLean, VA, December 7, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that its Dairy and Beverage Councils will hold a joint program for the 2018 FPSA Annual Conference taking place March 2123 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. This program will include breakout sessions featuring two excellent speakers who will address two critical topics resonating in today’s food and beverage industry.

November 28, 2017
PROCESS EXPO AND CSG CREATIVE WIN IAEE AWARD FOR WEBSITE DESIGN
Art of the Show Competition Recognizes myprocessexpo.com in 201,000+ nsf category

McLean, VA, November 28, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and PROCESS EXPO have been recognized by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) as part of their Art of the Show Competition for the PROCESS EXPO website designed by CSG Creative, a full service strategic marketing agency helping associations, trade show organizers, corporations and event promoters build brands, grow audiences and get results. Myprocessexpo.com and CSG Creative won best Show Promotion Website in the 201,000+ net square feet category.

October 10, 2017

FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION EXTENDS ALLIANCE WITH MESSE DŨSSELDORF THROUGH 2023 PROCESS EXPO
Partnership extends global reach of PROCESS EXPO and improves growth in overseas markets

McLean, VA, October 10, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association announced today that it has extended its formal alliance with Messe Düsseldorf through the PROCESS EXPO 2023 trade show. This alliance provides an opportunity for the cross-promotion of the biennial PROCESS EXPO in Chicago, and interpack, which is held every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany.

October 5, 2017
PROCESS EXPO BRINGS TOGETHER THOUSANDS OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSORS FOR 4 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER TO SEE NEW PRODUCTS, LEARN FROM EXPERTS AND NETWORK
2019 Event Scheduled for October 8-11

McLean, VA, October 5, 2017 — The 2017 PROCESS EXPO wrapped up in Chicago, after a week of exhibitor showcases, educational workshops, and networking events for the food processing industry. This year PROCESS EXPO reinvented the show experience with an interactive show floor, rich attendee engagement, packed production line demonstrations, a Virtual Reality Showroom, meetups and education programs. The new experiences, a sold-out show floor, powerful programming, and aisles and aisles of tech innovation helped to attract nearly 14,000 industry professionals, with a 25% increase in international attendees, to a sold-out show floor with over 500 exhibiting companies covering 220,000 square feet of exhibit space.

September 21, 2017
FPSA FOUNDATION PRESENTS $100,000 CONTRIBUTION TO GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY AS PART OF ITS DEFEAT HUNGERSM CAMPAIGN
Campaign Provides Nearly 1 Million Meals Since Program Started in 2013

CHICAGO, IL, September 21, 2017 — The Foundation of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FFPSA) presented a donation of $100,000 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository at a press conference this afternoon at PROCESS EXPO.  The donation, a result of its DEFEAT HUNGERSM Campaign, included food products donated by PROCESS EXPO exhibitors and money raised through virtual donations, which is the equivalent of 400,000 meals, and will be used to help fight hunger in the Greater Chicago Area. The presentation took place during PROCESS EXPO, the largest trade show dedicated to all segments of the food and beverage processing industry, taking place this week at the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, IL.

September 19, 2017
GLOBAL FORECAST 2022 REPORTS RELEASED AT PROCESS EXPO
FPSA Provides Insight into Meat, Poultry and Pet Food Processing Equipment

CHICAGO, IL, September 19, 2017 — During a press briefing today at PROCESS EXPO, David Seckman, President of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) provided insight into three important Global Forecast reports focused on Meat Processing Equipment, Poultry Processing Equipment and Pet Food Processing Equipment for the next five years. The luncheon was held at PROCESS EXPO, the largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage processing industry, taking place this week, September 19–22 at the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, IL.

September 18, 2017
FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN’S DINNER TO BE HELD AT GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY THE NIGHT BEFORE PROCESS EXPO OPENS

Donation to be presented to Chicago Community Kitchen Program

Chicago, IL, September 18, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will be hosting their Chairman’s Dinner on Monday, September 18th, the day before the Association’s largest industry event, PROCESS EXPO, opens. The dinner, being held at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), is an opportunity for the FPSA Board to acknowledge the efforts by key contributors to the FPSA’s DEFEAT HUNGER® campaign. The event will include a presentation of several awards including a $3,000 donation to the Chicago Community Kitchen Program, an award to Kate Maehr Executive Director of the GCFD, and an award recognizing Messe Dusseldorf’s commitment to SAVE FOOD.

September 12, 2017
PROCESS EXPO ANNOUNCES INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE FINALISTS
Innovations Showcase Features 21 Finalists in Seven Categories

Chicago, IL, September 12, 2017 — The Innovations Showcase at the 2017 PROCESS EXPO has announced their finalists for the Innovations Award presentations that will take place on Tuesday, September 19 beginning at 1:30 pm in Booth #4624 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. There are three finalists in each of the following seven categories: Bakery/Grains/Seeds/Snacks; Beverage; Dairy; Meat/Poultry/Seafood; Prepared Foods/Fruits and Vegetables; Confectionery/Candy/Sweets; and Pet Foods. The finalists were selected by members of the industry’s trade press.  For a full list of all of the products that have been entered and selected, click here.

August 29, 2017
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AT 2017 PROCESS EXPO
FPSA Young Professionals Group Invites Attendees to Career Roundtables

McLean, VA, August 29, 2017 — The FPSA’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) will be hosting  informal roundtable sessions, a perfect opportunity to share experiences and network, for students and young professionals who will be attending the 2017 PROCESS EXPO. The show floor will also feature an area dedicated to these future industry leaders called the Quad. The YPG Career Roundtable session is on Friday, September 22nd from 9:30 am–10:30 am.

August 8, 2017
FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES WOMEN’S COUNCIL
Inaugural Women’s Breakfast to be held at PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA,  August 8, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is honored to announce the launch of the FPSA Women's Council, a new initiative to facilitate positive transformation for women in the food and beverage industry and to empower its members to achieve both professional and personal growth.  The first event of this new Council will be The Women's Leadership Breakfast to be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 7:30 am–9:00 am at the McCormick Place Complex during PROCESS EXPO. All female professionals at PROCESS EXPO 2017 are invited to attend this free event.

August 1, 2017
PROCESS EXPO TO OFFER FEEDING THE HOPPER EDUCATION SESSIONS AT 2017 EVENT
American Association of Meat Processors to Present Three Sessions

McLean, VA,  August 1, 2017 — New to PROCESS EXPO this year, the Feeding the Hopper program is an educational concept taking place in the Refresh & Recharge lounge in booth #3816. Attendees will have a chance to participate in short informational sessions that provide an interactive discussion on critical topics in the food and beverage industry. The American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) will be offering three sessions in this program during PROCESS EXPO: Controlling Allergens in Your Plant, Navigating the Labeling Mind Field, and Labor Laws and How They Affect the Small Processor.

July 18, 2017
VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWROOM HIGHLIGHTS ENHANCED SHOW FLOOR ACTIVITIES AT PROCESS EXPO 2017
Innovative Technology Provides Attendees with New Perspective on Equipment

McLean, VA,  July 18, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the creation of the Virtual Reality Showroom as one of the key enhanced show floor activities making their debut at this year’s PROCESS EXPO taking place September 19–22, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The VR Showroom will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to experience exhibitors’ equipment in a virtual reality environment. This exhibit is being created by official vendor to PROCESS EXPO, ANT (Applying New Technologies) Automation utilizing augmented reality and mixed reality to create the VR platform that attendees explore onsite at the show.

July 13, 2017
EXPERT SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL TOPICS IN PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY
Educational Sessions Expanded and HACCP Certification Course

McLean, VA,  July 13, 2017 — There will be 45 seminars covering a variety of topics ranging from food safety to technological developments in the industry and an Executive Forum that will all be a part of PROCESS EXPO University, taking place from September 19–22, 2017, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. There will be five hour-long sessions in each theater per day, starting at 9:30 am on Tuesday and running through Thursday of the event.

July 11, 2017
INDUSTRY JOB BOARD MAKES ITS DEBUT AT PROCESS EXPO 2017
FPSA Works with Member Companies to Fill Key Jobs

McLean, VA,  July 11, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the launch of the FPSA Job Board which will make its debut at this year’s PROCESS EXPO taking place September 19–22, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. FPSA members will have the opportunity to post vacant positions within their company at the Job Board exhibit and make contact with the 15,000+ food industry professionals who will be in attendance at PROCESS EXPO.

June 27, 2017
PROCESS EXPO TO FEATURE WORKING BAKERY PRODUCTION LINE PRESENTED BY LEADING INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS
Live Bakery Production Line, Multiple Demonstrations Daily at PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA,  June 27, 2017 — The 2017 PROCESS EXPO will feature several working production lines, including a bakery line which will simulate a frozen cookie line process. Attendees will have the opportunity to see each step of the production process from beginning to end at this year’s event.  Demonstrations of the cookie production line will run three times daily during the course of the expo. This is a perfect chance for attendees to witness all of the components in action, giving them the opportunity to ask any questions about their observations.

May 31, 2017
PROCESS EXPO SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE'S INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM SELECT
Buyers of Food Processing Equipment from Mexico, Columbia, Egypt, Russia and the Southern Cone Invited to Attend

McLean, VA,  May 31, 2017 — The US Department of Commerce has begun to recruit international buyers from five regions, including Mexico, Colombia, Egypt, Russia and the Southern Cone (Argentina and Chile) for the 2017 PROCESS EXPO.  The International Buyer Program Select (IBP) pre-screens foreign buyer delegations through the Department of Commerce network of offices in US Embassies and Consulates and brings them to the event, provides export counseling, matchmaking services, market analysis and more.

May 30, 2017
PROCESSOR SPOTLIGHT SERIES TO MAKE ITS DEBUT AT PROCESS EXPO 2017
Key Food Processors Discuss Innovations in their Business

McLean, VA,  May 30, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the creation of the Processor Spotlight Series as an integral part of the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2017.  The Processor Spotlight Series will feature a wide variety of speakers from successful food processing companies who will cover topics of critical concern from the food processor's perspective.

May 25, 2017
2017 PROCESS EXPO TO OFFER HACCP CERTIFICATION TRAINING COURSE

Food Safety a Focus of Education Program

McLean, VA,  May 25, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is pleased to offer the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification Training course at PROCESS EXPO, taking place September 19–22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. FPSA will subsidize a portion of the costs of this course to assist processing companies in their efforts to train employees.

May 18, 2017
2017 DEFEAT HUNGER CAMPAIGN MAKING STEADY PROGRESS WITH SEVERAL NEW DONORS JOINING EFFORT

McLean, VA,  May 18, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association announced steady progress in the 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign as a part of PROCESS EXPO.  Several donors have joined the effort in April and May to address food insecurity in Cook County through FPSA's collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

May 16, 2017
PROCESS EXPO TO FEATURE WORKING PRODUCTION LINES AT 2017 SHOW
Live Deli Line and Sausage Stuffing Line Highlight Enhanced Show Floor Activities

McLean, VA,  May 16, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will feature working production lines and demonstrations at this fall's PROCESS EXPO.  This unique exhibit will include a deli line and a sausage link/hang line, and will give processors the chance to interact with equipment manufacturers in a new and exciting way.

April 19, 2017
2017 PROCESS EXPO TO FEATURE INTERACTIVE INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE AND AWARDS PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE NEW SOLUTIONS IN FOOD PROCESSING
McLean, VA,  April 19, 2017 — For the first time, PROCESS EXPO, taking place September 19–22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, will offer an interactive Innovations Showcase and Awards Program.  More than a poster display, this program offers exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their new products and cutting-edge solutions.

April 3, 2017
FPSA DAIRY COUNCIL COMMITS SUPPORT TO 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER
McLean, VA,  April 3, 2017 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that the FPSA Dairy Council Board of Directors has pledged its support to the 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign with a major contribution on the part of its members.

FPSA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 2017 DEFEAT HUNGERsm CAMPAIGN
McLean, VA, April 3, 2017 – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced the launch of the 2017 DEFEAT HUNGER campaign which is scheduled to run from the spring of 2017 through the last day of PROCESS EXPO, September 21st, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

February 2, 2017
2017 PROCESS EXPO TO FOCUS ON DAIRY AND MILK PROCESSING; KEY TRENDS TO BE FOCUS OF EDUCATION PROGRAM INCLUDING HPP, LABELING LAWS, AND MORE
FPSA Dairy Council Working Closely with the Industry to Bring Together Thought Leaders

McLean, VA February 2, 2017 — Dairy and milk processing have long been an integral part of the PROCESS EXPO trade show event and the 2017 event, taking place September 19–22 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, will once again be the equipment focused trade show in the fall for dairy processors.

January 18, 2017
NEW PRODUCTS, EDUCATION SESSIONS, NETWORKING EVENTS, AND MORE TO BE FEATURED AT 2017 PROCESS EXPO
McLean, VA January 18, 2017 — PROCESS EXPO is more than just a trade show, it's an opportunity for food and beverage processing professionals to learn and share ideas with industry leaders; network with peers and make new contacts; and experience live demonstrations of the newest equipment available in the marketplace.

2016 Press Releases and Announcements


November 21, 2016
LEADING FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS WILL ADDRESS KEY ISSUES AND PROVIDE SOLUTIONS AT 2017 PROCESS EXPO

McLean, VA November 21, 2016 — New FSMA updates, HACCP training, listeria, traceability, environmental monitoring, food fraud, auditing, food allergen management, and pest management are all important issues for food processors and will be addressed at the 2017 PROCESS EXPO.

September 7, 2016
PROCESS EXPO SELLS MORE THAN 75% OF EXHIBIT HALL ONE YEAR AHEAD OF 2017 EVENT

McLean, VA September 7, 2016 — PROCESS EXPO, the premiere trade show event for the food processing industry, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), has sold over 165,000 square feet of exhibit space to 264 companies to date. The 2017 PROCESS EXPO will take place from September 19–22, 2017 in the North Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago, IL and will also feature many international exhibitors.

August 17, 2016
PROCESS EXPO LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE OFFERING RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROCESSORS

McLean, VA August 17, 2016 — Pure Processing, Proven Results is the new branding campaign featured in the launch of the new PROCESS EXPO website – www.myprocessexpo.com. This premiere trade show, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), will bring together 15,000 industry professionals to see thousands of products and services from 600 exhibiting companies all under one roof.

July 25, 2016
TEMPLE SERVICES AVAILABLE NEAR PROCESS EXPO DURING THE HIGH HOLIDAY OF ROSH HASHANAH

McLean, VA, July 25, 2016 — We have identified several synagogues in downtown Chicago that will welcome PROCESS EXPO attendees, speakers and exhibitors to services on the evening of Wednesday, September 20th and for morning services on Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22. Read more details on where and how to attend services.

June 7, 2016
PROCESS EXPO 2017 SELECTED FOR IBP SELECT
PROCESS EXPO 2017 Selected for Department of Commerce's International Buyer Program Select

McLean, VA, June 7, 2016 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced that PROCESS EXPO 2017 has been selected to participate in the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program Select. This valuable program is a joint government-industry effort that increases U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance and recruiting pre-screened international buyers to U.S. trade shows.

Media Contact: Andy Drennan, Senior Vice President, 703-663-1201, adrennan@fpsa.org.

May 9, 2016
MESSE FRANKFURT AND FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION COOPERATE IN THE ‘FOOD TECHNOLOGY' SEGMENT

McLean, VA, May 9, 2016 — IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry – Messe Frankfurt has been organizing the leading international trade fair for the meat industry in Frankfurt am Main for 45 years. Messe Frankfurt and Food Processing Suppliers Association cooperate in the ‘Food Technology' segment IFFA and PROCESS EXPO enter a strategic marketing alliance.

Media Contact: Antje Schwickart, Messe Frankfurt, +49 69 7575-6474, Antje.Schwickart@messefrankfurt.com, www.messefrankfurt.com

February 3, 2016
NEW PROCESS EXPO AGREEMENT WITH IFFA CONTINUES TO EXPAND INTERNATIONAL REACH

McLean, VA, February 3, 2016 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today announced it signed an agreement of mutual cooperation with Messe Frankfurt, the owner of the world famous IFFA trade show, in support of both organizations’ trade show events.

Media Contact: Andy Drennan, Senior Vice President, 703-663-1201, adrennan@fpsa.org.

February 3, 2016
PROCESS EXPO PARTNERS WITH CSG CREATIVE
PROCESS EXPO Partners with CSG Creative to Continue on Strong Path for Growth

McLean, VA, February 3, 2016 — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) today named the full service, strategic marketing agency, CSG Creative, as the new marketing agency for PROCESS EXPO 2017. “CSG was chosen from a select group of excellent agencies, thanks in large part to their strong background in trade show marketing for the food and beverage industry.

Media Contact: Andy Drennan, Senior Vice President, 703-663-1201, adrennan@fpsa.org.