More than 19,000 registered food industry
professionals converged in Chicago’s
McCormick Place to see the latest innovations
and solutions in food processing. Those
from C-level management to engineering,
production and research found exciting
new ways to improve their production.
Were YOU at the largest FOOD
industry trade show in the US?
One in three people who attended took advantage of a full spectrum of university level
educational sessions. Unlike any other trade show of its kind, PROCESS EXPO delivers
more than 40 hours of mini courses led by the country’s top food science educators
from universities across the U.S. including:
UC-Davis Kansas State University Ohio State University
University of Idaho-Boise University of Wisconsin University of Tennessee
Iowa State University University of Nebraska Purdue University
More than 800 exhibitors gave attendees a close-up look at cutting edge processing and
packaging equipment and ideas. This show has the widest range of sectors in the food
processing industry. That creates cross-pollination between sectors, yielding revolutionary
7 Acres of Exhibits
Outcomes and Impacts
FPSA joined in the effort to defeat hunger
PROCESS EXPO supported food-insecure
communities through the DEFEAT HUNGER
initiative. During the show, a $75,000 check from
the FPSA Foundation was presented to the Greater
Chicago Food Depository. Exhibitors donated
canned goods and cash as well. In total, the
initiative donated more than 294,000 meals.
This was the first time any trade show held at McCormick Place worked to
support local Chicago communities in need.
The SAVE FOOD initiative
brought its exhibit to
PROCESS EXPO, the first
time it has ever appeared in
North America. Exhibitors
and attendees alike visited
the exhibit and learned about
food waste and participated in a press conference where they
discussed how the industry can fight global food loss.
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