Projecting nearly 325,000 combined net square feet of exhibit space, the co-located PROCESS EXPO, International Dairy Show and InterBev Process is shaping up to be the largest in the event’s history.

By combining the three shows, this year’s event will be a one-stop shop featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors. The show is expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees.  Held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, this year’s event will run from Tuesday, September 15 through Friday, September 18.

The biennial PROCESS EXPO tradeshow traditionally draws attendees from more than 75 countries representing all markets of the food and beverage industry. At this year’s event, attendees will be able to network and view the latest processing technologies. The show will feature exhibitors that provide processing and packaging solutions throughout the entire cross-section of the food and beverage industry including meat, seafood, poultry, dairy, bakery, prepared foods, beverage and confectionery.

The event will include the return of the PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY, an educational component the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) debuted in 2013. The free programs will include more than 35 hours of educational sessions conducted by academics from 15 of North America’s leading universities. They will address critical topics across all segments of the food and beverage industry such as:

  • Ultraviolet Light Applications for Preservation and Purification of Heat-sensitive Beverages
  • Tracking and Trending HACCP Data
  • Novel Processing Technologies for Enhancing Food Safety
  • Microwave Food Processing Technology
  • Determining Product Shelf Stability and Shelf Life in Meat Products
  • New Packaging Trends and Their Impact on In-package Atmospheres
  • Spoilage of Ready-to-Eat Processed Meats and Tips for Solving Problems
  • Advancements in Aseptic Processing and Packaging
  • Food Industry Trends and Process Technologies—Differentiating Your Product in the Competitive Marketplace.

Spanish language sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 16-17.

New to PROCESS EXPO is the Innovation Showcase, sponsored and produced by FPSA. The showcase is designed to help food and beverage professionals identify the latest innovations in food and beverage processing and packaging.

Sponsored by the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Dairy Show will be the largest since 2009. The event will feature innovations in technology, packaging, ingredients and services for the dairy foods industry.

InterBev Process, produced by NürnbergMesse, will focus on beverage production, packaging and distribution. The show will feature approximately 100 exhibiting companies.

PROCESS EXPO 2015, International Dairy Show & InterBev Process at a glance

Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

When: September  15 – 18, 2015

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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