The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and Messe Frankfurt, owner of the IFFA trade show, have signed an agreement to support both organizations’ trade show events. This is the third agreement that FPSA has signed in recent years following similar agreements with Messe Dusseldorf (interpack) and Messe Nurnberg (Beviale), organizers of international trade fairs representing complementary segments of the food and beverage industry. By partnering with these world class organizations, FPSA says PROCESS EXPO will be able to better meet the needs of show attendees and exhibitors in the food processing and packaging arena.

“PROCESS EXPO 2017 will benefit greatly from this agreement thanks in large part to promotion from Messe Frankfurt’s offices, not just in Germany and the rest of Europe, but also Asia, and the Middle East,” says Tom Kittle, chairman of FPSA. “This cooperation with IFFA correlates exceptionally well with existing agreements with our Dusseldorf and Nurnberg partners, and further solidifies PROCESS EXPO’s position as North America’s largest food and beverage processing and packaging event.”

“These agreements highlight PROCESS EXPO’s strength as a horizontal trade show event covering all segments of the food and beverage industry,” says Bill McPhail, chairman of the FPSA Show Committee. “By bringing in partners that are strong in non-competing segments, we strengthen the overall event by greatly enhancing the opportunities for cross pollination of technology and ideas. This benefits not just the show but also our exhibitors and attendee base as they are exposed to innovations and solutions they cannot find at another event.”

PROCESS EXPO 2017 will take place from September 19-22, 2017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. For more information about the show please visit