[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]


Day 4

Virtual Reality Showroom

It’s not too late to see the future of the food industry! Visit the Virtual Reality Showroom (Booths 3422 and 3425) before the show closes today to see food processing equipment “live” and in action.

Virtual reality is the future of technology, for gaming, for education, and now for food processing and packaging. Attendees at this year’s PROCESS EXPO can experience state-of-the-art food processing and packaging equipment up close and in detail at the Virtual Reality Showroom. Multiple exhibitors have teamed up with ANT (Applying New Technologies) Automation utilizing augmented reality and mixed reality to create the VR platform that attendees explore onsite at the show.

Thanks to VR technology, not only can attendees see how the machine works and what it takes to operate them, they can safely get a look inside to see exactly how it operates and actually play with the “products” the equipment is making. Explore the entire process and even see the finished product. The companies who have a virtual reality exhibit at PROCESS EXPO are Admix, Avure Technologies, Fornisud, GROTE Company, JBT Corporation, Mettler-Toledo, Pick Heaters, Risco USA Corporation, and SPX Flow.

Job Board

The FPSA Job Board made its debut at this year’s PROCESS EXPO with FPSA members having the opportunity to post vacant positions within their company at the Job Board exhibit and make contact with the 15,000+ food industry professionals in attendance at PROCESS EXPO. The FPSA Job Board is located in the FPSA Booth (4028) of PROCESS EXPO and attendees are encouraged to visit to see what opportunities are available.

We don’t have an unemployment problem in the food processing industry, in fact, it’s quite the opposite. We have the jobs; we just need to find more qualified individuals to plug into them.

PROCESS EXPO is the perfect location for the FPSA Job Board. Our audience is diverse and covers all segments of the food and beverage industry. It is well trained, well informed and always looking for new opportunities. The Job Board will serve as the perfect link between those who have the jobs and those who are looking for one.

Defeat Hunger

Did you notice the “canstruction” on Level 3 of the Grand Concourse? That is to highlight the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s DEFEAT HUNGERSM campaign, and the associated food drive at PROCESS EXPO. This campaign was launched in March with a $75,000 commitment from the FPSA Foundation, and has garnered a significant amount of attention from FPSA supporters with the goal of addressing food insecurity in Cook County through FPSA’s collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Since launching the first DEFEAT HUNGER campaign in 2013, FPSA members have stepped up to provide assistance with donations that have equaled over 560,000 meals to date. Given the ongoing seriousness of this issue, there is a greater sense of urgency for our 2017 campaign and it is gratifying to see show participants stepping up.

Through food and monetary donations, the FPSA Foundation’s goal is to raise enough for 400,000 meals for the men, women, and children of Cook County. Visit fpsa.org/Defeat-Hunger to learn how to donate to this worthwhile cause. Today might be the last day of the show but it’s not too late to contribute!

See You in 2019!

It’s not too early to put PROCESS EXPO 2019 on your calendar. Whether you are a processor, supplier or guest, mark your calendar for October 811, 2019 when PROCESS EXPO will return, this time in McCormick’s South Hall. Thank you for doing your part in making this the best, most productive PROCESS EXPO ever.