PROCESS EXPO 2019 Happening on October 8-11
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and Messe Frankfurt have once again entered a strategic marketing alliance. The renewed partnership will see the US and German organizations support each other’s upcoming trade shows in 2019 to further lever the potential of the expanding international market of the food industry.
FPSA launched PROCESS EXPO: the Global Food Equipment and Technology Show in Chicago in 2011. The trade show takes place once every two years, and in 2019 is scheduled to happen between October 8 and 11, 2019. According to the organizers, the expo is the largest exhibition in North America dedicated strictly to food processing including potato processing.
In 2017, PROCESS EXPO hosted the Innovations Awards which saw suppliers from all sectors showcase their new products and services to win awards. The program is expected to make a comeback during this year’s edition. Furthermore, during the event the PROCESS EXPO University program will cover topics such as food safety, alternative methods for production and automation, and food processing and packaging topics.
Jarrod McCarroll, chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and President of Weber Inc. said: “PROCESS EXPO hosts top decision makers from all industry segments in search of manufacturing solutions that will give them a competitive advantage. They know that at PROCESS EXPO they will see innovative technologies that are in use in other markets which might have applications in theirs for the first time. This cross pollination truly sets PROCESS EXPO apart from other shows in the Western Hemisphere.”
Messe Frankfurt’s IFFA is among the leading international trade fairs for the meat industry. This year’s edition will take place during May 4-9 in Frankfurt, Germany. According to the organizers, the trade show has amassed approximately 60,000 visitors from 143 countries and brings together over 1,000 exhibitors.
“I am delighted about the continuation of the marketing cooperation with FPSA, which we began on the occasion of IFFA 2016. The USA is an incredibly important market for the meat-processing industry and ranks among the top exhibitor and visitor nations at IFFA. As in the past, the coming IFFA is set to be a highlight for the sector. Over 1,000 exhibitors from around 50 countries have signed up to present the entire meat-processing spectrum – from manufacturing to high-tech. PROCESS EXPO and IFFA in the same year offer representatives of the food-processing industry a host of fantastic business opportunities,” explained Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt.