The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) said the number of those registered to attend the educational sessions slated as part of this year’s PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY has surpasses the total registrations from the last PROCESS EXPO in 2013.

“This is just further evidence that these educational programs bring food and beverage industry professionals to the PROCESS EXPO trade show,” said Gil Williams, chairman of FPSA. “Our customers know that PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY delivers experts from the top university food science and packaging schools in North America, who are on hand to share the latest results in their research. These speakers address some of the most important issues of our industry and do so from a non-commercial background.”

This year’s program includes more than 35 hours of sessions occurring during PROCESS EXPO 2015 at Chicago's McCormick Place from Sept. 15-18. Presented by experts from 15 of North America’s top university food science programs, these sessions are free of charge to any registered attendee.

“Average attendance at our sessions from the first PROCESS EXPO UNIVERSITY in 2013 increased by roughly 99 percent from previous educational program,” said David Seckman, FPSA president and CEO. “Obviously that was a great start. However, this latest registration report would indicate that we are just getting started. With over two weeks of advance registration left we expect these numbers to grow to levels we never even dreamed of two years ago.”

 Advance registration is $25 for food and beverage processors and registered attendees will have open access to all three trade show events; including all educational programs. For more information about the show, to see the entire educational schedule or to register please visit