Attendee FAQs


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    When and where is PROCESS EXPO 2021 being held?

    November 2 – 5, 2021
    South Hall
    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. 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 Kim Porter at [email protected] or call 770-984-8016.

For Attendees

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    How do I register to attend the show?

    Moderator: Erik Brainard- Global Vice President, Anritsu Infivis


    • Keith Perkey – Vice President, Food & Beverage, Haskell Company
    • Darrin McCormies – Director of Industrial Services, Epstein
    • Bob Selz – Vice President, Schwan's Foods
    • Chris Rosenberg – President, Inland Seafood
    • Rob Rainbolt – Burns & McDonnell

    The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed much of what was considered “normal”. However, the food and beverage industry has been impacted much more than others given its position as a truly essential industry, tasked with the mission of feeding a hungry world. This impact is affecting everything in plant operations from PPE, training, maintenance, security, food safety and even plant design. In this enlightening session, our panel of experts will discuss the changes that are with us for the long haul, as well as additional modifications to plant and processes that will ensure safety for consumers and workers alike, while also improving productivity and efficiency under these unique circumstances.

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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 [email protected]