PROCESS EXPO Sells 75 Percent of Showfloor in Advance of 2017 Event

September 12, 2016

The 2017 PROCESS EXPO, the trade show for the food processing industry, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association, has sold more than 165,000 square feet of exhibit space to 264 companies to date, more than 75 percent of its floor space.

PROCESS EXPO will take place Sept. 19-2 in the North Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago and will also feature many international exhibitors, as a result of its partnership with three German Messes who organize three food-focused trade fairs.

"We are thrilled with the response from the industry for PROCESS EXPO 2017. We opened exhibit sales six weeks ago and have already sold more than 75 percent of our showfloor with so many leading companies in the industry already committing their support for the event," said Tom Kittle, FPSA chairman and president of Handtmann Inc and Handtmann Canada Limited.

He added, "The 2017 event is going to be a must-attend event for all segments of the food processing industry."

"We have conducted extensive outreach to the supplier and processor community this year with the goal of continually shaping PROCESS EXPO into the top processing resource for the food and beverage industry," said David Seckman, president and CEO of FPSA. "We are working diligently to implement new and exciting elements into the event, to ensure that exhibitors and attendees alike have a valuable experience during their time together in Chicago next fall."

Exhibitors have accolades to say about PROCESS EXPO:

"Unlike any other industry trade show in the United States, PROCESS EXPO brings together a wide variety of visitors from different categories.  This is something Speco finds truly beneficial as we continue to find new sectors of the industry that can use our grinder plates and knives," said Jaclyn LaGro, sales and marketing manager, Speco Inc.

"We showed at the first PROCESS EXPO in 2011 and due to its quality and size have been there every year since. Now with the growth of the FPSA and the new partnerships and co-located shows within PROCESS EXPO, it has become a not-to-miss event," saidGeorge Lavoie, marketing managerWoodex Bearing Co., MECO Seal.

The PROCESS EXPO showfloor will offer equipment, machinery and demos for buyers in all of the vertical industry sectors, which includes: bakery/snacks, beverage, dairy, meat/poultry/seafood, prepared foods, fruits/vegetables, confectionery/candy, co-packers and pet foods.

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