Special Features

Meeting face-to-face builds solid business relationships.

PROCESS EXPO offers a variety of special featured, on and off the show floor, to foster connections with others in your community. Whether it’s your first time attending PROCESS EXPO or you're a returning guest who's looking for new strategies and trends to integrate into your business, you’ll find a wide range of features to help you connect with peers in a social and meaningful way, gain industry knowledge and insights, and maximize your experience at PROCESS EXPO.

Production Lines

Check out the ever-popular, interactive, fully functional production lines on the show floor. No other show offers this unique experience to see technology in action — from creation to the final packaged product. Three diverse industry sectors represented. Learn more here.

Innovations Showcase

A spotlight on the top technological innovations in processing and packaging for all industry segments in food and beverage. Exhibitors will pitch their presentations on opening day.  Winners will be selected by a group of distinguished professionals, while attendees will determine the winner of the “People's Choice” Award. Check out the Innovations Showcase here.

Women’s Alliance Breakfast

Returning for the 2021 edition, the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) Women’s Alliance Network will be hosting a breakfast to honor women who have made strides in professional development and an impact in the industry overall.  Recognition highlights those that have had a positive impact on women’s careers and gender balance in the food and beverage industry. Stay tuned for more information.


The DEFEAT HUNGERSM Campaign is part of FPSA's Giving Back initiative. In conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), a food drive is conducted at PROCESS EXPO, with all donations and proceeds going to the GCFD to help fight hunger in the greater Chicago area. Learn more here.

PE University

The PROCESS EXPO University program covers important topics such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), alternative methods of production and automation as well as food processing and packaging topics specific to each of the major industry segments.  Full schedule and descriptions coming soon. Learn more here.

Food for Thought

Examine a host of thought-provoking topics offering a fresh perspective led by top field experts and curated speakers from leading companies.  Discover solutions that will move your career and business forward. Stay tuned for more information.


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