• When:
    Nov. 1-4, 2011
  • Where:
    Chicago, McCormick Place, South Hall
  • Show hours:
    Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
    Friday 9am - 2pm
  • Show Size:
    350-plus exhibitors covering more than 200,000 net sq. ft.


Process Expo 2011 is fast approaching, and food and beverage industry professionals who are looking for solutions to the industry’s most pressing challenges and meet others who can help improve their products need to be at the show.

According to the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) — hosts of the show — attendees will find:

  • The latest technology innovations in food and beverage processing and packaging
  • New equipment from the industry’s most prominent manufacturers
  • Experts from every segment of the food and beverage industry
  • Solutions for every link in the supply chain
  • Existing vendors that you might want to touch base with
  • Educational programming that focuses on the critical issues you face in your business
  • The most efficient use of your time, meeting face to face with hundreds of the industry’s top suppliers

For meat and poultry processors, nearly 200 companies that serve the industry will be exhibiting, making this show a must-attend for anyone from executives in search of the latest solutions in technology to plant managers, as well as R&D and engineering employees who are involved in the decision-making process. For more information and to register, visit www.myprocessexpo.com on the Web or call (703) 761-2600.

200,000 square feet, and counting

News from the September 2011 edition of the Process Expo newsletter:

McLean, VA (Sept. 15, 2011) — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announced today that it has now surpassed the milestone of 200,000 square feet for the 2011 Process Expo trade show, doubling the size of the 2010 show floor. The show will be held November 1-4 at McCormick Place (South Hall) in Chicago. 

“This milestone really speaks to the commitment of suppliers to the food and beverage industry,” said Scott Scriven, chairman of the FPSA and president of Weber Inc. “With 10 weeks left to go [at the time of this release] before this year's Process Expo, we still have companies eager to sign up and be a part of this event. At the same time, we're seeing an unprecedented amount of promotion both from show management and exhibitors and a strong response in our registration, especially for our educational sessions. We are confident that these factors coming together are helping to build the largest food and beverage focused event in the Western Hemisphere this year,” he added.

David Seckman, president & CEO of FPSA, added his thoughts on the increase in square footage: “We attribute this extraordinary growth in Process Expo to the leadership on display among FPSA members. Not only have they been instrumental in the decision to move to a biennial show cycle, they act as our best ambassadors, as they are actively promoting the show to their customer base, as well as other suppliers to the industry. When you consider how few trade shows are growing these days, it makes you truly realize the degree of support that Process Expo enjoys.”

Individuals interested in attending Process Expo 2011 can register online at www.myprocessexpo.com. Companies interested in exhibiting in Process Expo 2011 should contact Grace Cular Yee, FPSA director of sales at gyee@fpsa.org. A complete list of exhibitors and the updated floor plan for Process Expo 2011 can be found at www.myprocessexpo.com.




Chicago travel resources on the Web

Looking for a new restaurant to try? An alternative way to get to the show than you’ve used in the past? Look no further than Process Expo’s travel resources Web site www.choosechicago.com/processexpo/.