Industry Sectors

One of the advantages of attending PROCESS EXPO is the horizontal nature of the exhibit hall, where you get exposure from meeting with attendees and suppliers who have ideas and technology that span the entire food and beverage processing and packaging industry.

In addition, expanded opportunities are available in other markets such as cannabis and confectionery as well as solutions for convenience stores and commissaries.

Co-packers (or contract manufacturing companies) can find partners in processing as well as new manufacturing and packaging equipment and products for their plants.

Read about the benefits of each market sector and how PROCESS EXPO can benefit you and your company. You never know what a supplier in one area could offer that could be implemented in your own plant! At PROCESS EXPO, you'll see it all and see demonstrations first hand of solutions you’ve never thought of before.

  1. Bakery, Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Snacks

    Food industry professionals from the baking, grains, nuts, seeds, and snack food industries come to PROCESS EXPO because no other trade show offers the wide variety of cross-over technologies they’ll find among our exhibitors. These savvy processors know they'll find solutions from other segments like prepared foods, pet foods, meat, and dairy that they'll be able to incorporate into their baked products, giving them an advantage over their competitors.

    Attendees to PROCESS EXPO come in search of complete equipment, ingredient, and supply solutions, including the latest advancements in:

    Food processing technology
    Packaging materials and systems
    Food safety and sanitation
    Solutions to help maintain and grow your business

    Just as interests in this segment vary, the wide-scale coverage you’ll see on the show floor and in the education sessions, keeping up with the latest technology and emerging trends is the only way to gain a competitive advantage.

  2. Beverages, Coffee Blends, Juices

    PROCESS EXPO is building the largest beverage audience in the country who come to Chicago in search of beverage manufacturing solutions — processing and packaging — for their business, no matter what segment of the beverage industry they belong to:

    Carbonated soft drinks
    Juices and juice drinks
    Energy drinks
    Brewed drinks
    Bottled Water
    Sports drinks
    Tea and coffee
    Alternative drinks
    Beer
    Organic and functional beverages
    And more!

    Don't miss this opportunity to meet with key decision makers from beverage manufacturers of all types from around the world!

  3. Cheese, Dairy, Milk, Yogurt

    Cheese, dairy, milk, and yogurt processing continue to be an integral part of PROCESS EXPO, featuring dairy suppliers who understand the unique needs of the thousands of industry professionals seeking new technology, equipment and services.

    From equipment and sanitation solutions to new ingredients and flavors, discover insights from food safety experts and new ideas you can take home to implement immediately.

  4. Meat, Poultry, Seafood

    PROCESS EXPO boasts the nation’s most impressive group of solution providers for the global meat, poultry, and seafood industry. From bellwether equipment manufacturers to small suppliers that can turn on a dime to offer you the type of custom-made solution your business needs, you'll find it at PROCESS EXPO.

    Full Working Meat Production Line

    PROCESS EXPO is bringing live demonstrations of production lines producing popular meat products. Taking raw ingredients at the start of the line and transforming it right before your eyes into a final packaged product.

  5. Pet Food, Treats

    With the growth in pet food spending and tighter safety requirements instituted by the FDA, PROCESS EXPO is where thousands of food and beverage processors exchange ideas and discover new technology in manufacturing.

    The education sessions and the demonstrations from suppliers on the show floor offer information across various relevant topics along with specific takeaways to streamline your operations and gain a competitive advantage in the flourishing pet food market. The crossover of market segments at the show provide all food processors, including pet food processors, solutions that can be applied to all plants and businesses.

  6. Prepared Foods, Fruits, Vegetables

    Comprised of a wide and diverse range of products, Prepared Foods is a major industry segment represented at PROCESS EXPO. Some are called fresh cut, or fruits and vegetables, or condiments, sauces and soups, or ready to eat meals. No matter what you call your product, you'll get new ideas and help with critical issues affecting all areas of your operations.

    Professionals from some of the most prominent companies in the food industry come to PROCESS EXPO because they know they will find manufacturing solutions for every link in the supply chain. From selection out in the field all the way through to packaging of the final product, you'll find solutions.

    With a rise in food safety concerns and consumer demands for healthy options, staying ahead of the curve regarding implications of government regulations, nutritional requirements, labeling, and more is critical. The food safety focus in our education program along with key activities and displays on the show floor makes attending PROCESS EXPO a must for you and your team.

  7. Cannabis Processing

    With the legalization of medical and recreational markets across many states in the U.S., cannabis 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 have a long history of working with clients to customize, train and support all companies who use their equipment.

    A number of sessions within the educational component of PROCESS EXPO offers cannabis processing insights from food safety, government regulations, sustainability, and cost savings to implement for immediate returns. From equipment and sanitation to packaging and automation solutions, find value from other food and beverage sectors that you may never have thought to implement.

  8. Confectionery, Candy, Sweets

    The confectionery, candy, and sweets segments are growing strong. Consumer preferences change in tastes and demands for different products and options, but they remain consistent in desiring small indulgences.

    Processors need to stay ahead of competitors who are consistently launching new products and grabbing consumer attention (and dollars). Discover innovations at PROCESS EXPO to help you streamline your operations and introduce new ingredients and flavors.

  9. Packaging Solutions

    All sectors of the food and beverage processing industry are in need of cost-effective packaging that will differentiate their products on the shelf.

    At PROCESS EXPO you’ll also see the latest technology on the show floor to help you find the right fit for your product lines and fill more orders with increased profitability. The full working production lines include examples of machines that can integrate with your current equipment or can work with any new or updated equipment you have plans to purchase.

    Hosting a premier educational program, PROCESS EXPO will cover a wide range of industry relevant topics with a focus on current packaging challenges and solutions you can implement today. Nowhere else can you experience such a large and varied cross-section of the processing and packaging industry than here at PROCESS EXPO.

  10. Co-Packers (Private Label and Contract Manufacturing Companies)

    Co-packers (or contract manufacturers) are a perfect fit for PROCESS EXPO. Nowhere else will you meet such a large and varied cross section of the food and beverage industry.

    Find thousands of potential partners from major processing companies, while viewing the many advancements in food processing technology and packaging materials and systems. Here is where you find solutions to help manage plant operations and fill orders with increased profitability.

    The education sessions will help you stay abreast of critical issues and ahead of the competition. In addition, build better relationships with potential and current partners throughout the industry. Check out the fully working production lines as an example of machines that can integrate with your current equipment or work with any new or updated equipment you have plans to purchase.