[ October 12–15, 2021 • McCormick Place • Chicago, IL USA ]
The program for PROCESS EXPO 2021 is still in development. You will find some information here now but please visit us in the coming months as we update this site with more exciting news.
If your department or organization is interested in organizing a delegation of just 10 or more participants, the group would be entitled to free admission to the show, and all educational sessions, technical or plant tours, an arrival briefing, use of the International Business Center; and the group leader would receive three nights complementary hotel accommodations (room and tax only).
We have received strong support at our past shows from the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service offices around the world and included official delegations from various countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
For more information, please contact:
Among the show’s most popular attractions for international attendees are the live food processing production line demonstrations, giving attendees the opportunity to see equipment from multiple manufacturers who come together to form a single production line. Over the past two shows these lines have produced popular food products such as sausage, deli meats, cookies, pet food, cheese, frozen pizza, hamburger patties and German salami, drawing thousands of attendees to the daily demonstrations.
We are glad you chose to travel to the United States to meet with professionals from across the food and beverage industry. To make your trip go as smoothly as possible, please take some time to review this information regarding visas, transportation, insurance, embassies, and more.
If you need assistance, please contact our FPSA team:
We want to make sure that the registration and visa application process will not slow you down. Before you do anything, make sure you secure your visa! You can obtain the invitation letter you need for your visa while registering for the show. Registration and housing are now open.
Medical care in the United States can be very expensive. All visitors should carry adequate health insurance valid for the duration of their stay in the United States.
Visitors who wish to rent cars must have a major credit card and a valid driver's license from their own country. In some cases, an international driver’s license may be required. Contact the car rental company directly for specific information.
Visitors staying in the United States longer than six months must notify the United States government of any change in their residential address within 10 days or face serious consequences. Address notification should be made directly to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), using their required form.
Federal law requires that all non-U.S. citizens carry evidence of their lawful status with them at all times. This is especially important for all travel, international or domestic. It is advisable to keep copies of all pages of the passport, visa, I–94 Arrival-Departure card and supporting documents, such as DS-2019 forms, in a safe place in case of loss of the original documents.