PROCESS EXPO will take place Sept. 15-18 in Chicago’s McCormick Place. The show will feature more than more than 1,000 solution providers that offer the most innovative processing and packaging equipment for the global beverage industry. The show floor, which will be more than 300,000 square feet this year, will include new technologies from bellwether equipment manufacturers to small suppliers that can turn on a dime and offer custom-made solutions.
Additionally, PROCESS EXPO features one of the beverage industry’s most innovative educational programs with sessions throughout the four-day event focusing on the most pressing issues that beverage professionals face every day.
Partnership with InterBev Process
For the first time, PROCESS EXPO will be partnering and co-located with InterBev Process, a capital goods trade show event covering the entire beverage industry value creation chain from raw materials to technology to packaging and logistics. InterBev Process, organized by NuernbergMesse North America, will be featuring the newest innovations in the beverage industry across 15,000 square feet.
PROCESS EXPO University
This year’s PROCESS EXPO University will feature more than 35 hours of educational sessions put on by academics at 15 of North America’s leading universities. These educational sessions take place on the trade show floor and are free of charge for all registered attendees.
Within PROCESS EXPO University, InterBev Process will offer several beverage specific sessions, sponsored by ISBT, the International Society of Beverage Technologists. These session topics will include:
- Introduction to Beverage Packaging
- Advancements in Aseptic Processing and Packaging
- Beverage Sweeteners and Blends
- Vintners and Brewers unite – What we can learn from each other
- Fresh Juices: Cold-Pressed Revolution
- Quality & Testing for Beverages
- Beverage Packaging Sanitation
Coming together to Defeat Hunger
At this year’s show, PROCESS EXPO is partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to continue the Defeat Hunger campaign, which is a biennial food drive that aims to collect donations and food from the food manufacturing industry to feed Chicago’s hungry.
This campaign was launched in spring 2015 with a donation of $75,000 by the Food Processors Suppliers Association (FPSA) Foundation and includes a wide variety of partners such as FPSA members, local food processors, PROCESS EXPO exhibitors and the Greater Chicago Food Depository with the goal of addressing food insecurity in Greater Cook County. Defeat Hunger will run through the last day of PROCESS EXPO.
Building a tradition of giving - This is the second time that PROCESS EXPO and the Greater Chicago Food Depository are joining together for the Defeat Hunger campaign.
“The program in 2013 ultimately raised enough donations to provide over 240,000 meals to the people of Cook County,” said Scott Scriven, chairman of the FPSA Foundation. “Our goal this year is to surpass 300,000 meals and to continue raising awareness of this critical issue in our own backyard. Given the interest shown by our many partners in this initiative, we feel that this goal is well within reach.”
Come to the show prepared - PROCESS EXPO will be running an on-site food drive at McCormick Place during the show and attendees should come prepared to donate food or money. For more information on the Defeat Hunger campaign, visit www.fpsa.org and click on the Defeat Hunger button, or contact Alaina Herrera at 703/663-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strong Partners In Europe
In addition to the partnership with Interbev and NurenbergMesse, PROCESS EXPO partners with Messe Dusseldorf and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FOA) of the United Nations to implement and promote the Save Food initiative, which fights global food loss. The shared goal is to limit food waste globally and use that excess to defeat hunger worldwide. U.S. food processing and packaging companies can play influential roles in this campaign by identifying and improving efficiencies in the food supply chain and communicating the value of saving food to the consumer.
The SAVE FOOD exhibit will be located at the entrance to East Hall during PROCESS EXPO. The interactive display focuses on the issue of food waste and presents solutions for consideration. Photos, graphics and videos educate visitors about global food waste in an engaging way. In the best practice area, businesses and organizations present innovative approaches to solving the problems of food loss.