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Exhibitor FAQs


October 23 – 25, 2023
South Hall
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Messe Frankfurt is responsible for all aspects of the show’s management including sales, marketing, operations, and sponsorships.

Located in the heart of the food and beverage industry, Chicago is the premier location to host our event and it is what our customers expect.

Professionals from all segments of the global food and beverage industry attend the event in search of processing solutions. The most common job titles of attendees are in engineering, operations, maintenance, production, R&D, quality assurance, marketing and sales, and corporate management. In addition, professionals working for contract manufacturers (co-packers) can build strong relationships with both processing partners and suppliers.

The show brings together exhibitors that provide processing solutions throughout the entire cross-section of the food and beverage industry including bakery, beverage, dairy (milk, yogurt, ice cream), meat, seafood, poultry, pet foods and treats, prepared foods, fruits and vegetables, and confectionery. Our suppliers can also serve processors who work for convenient store chains and commissaries as well as the expanding legalized cannabis market.

During the 3-day event, Process Expo delivers complimentary on-floor sessions in the Food for Thought theaters. These sessions feature industry expert speakers from some of the top exhibiting companies and academia, addressing critical topics to food processors and beverage manufacturers.

If you are a publication company and interested in doing business with Process Expo, please contact Ruhi Shaikh at

For Exhibitors

  Member Standard Non-Member Standard
Exhibit Space (minimum of 100 sqft) $31.50 sqft $38 sqft
Drayage (optional in booths under 200 sqft) $4 sqft $4 sqft
Corner Fee ($300 corner, $600 peninsula, $1,200 island) $300 each $300 each
Administrative Fee $95  $95 
Co-Exhibitor Fee $1,500 per $1,500 per

Visit the FPSA Membership page on our show site to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member. Our Operations Manager, Ann Marie Penaranda, is happy to help you. Feel free to contact her at 703-663-1213 or

We have created a host of exciting options to assist with increasing your brand presence. Contact us for specific opportunities.

Drayage is the material handling of an exhibitor’s exhibit materials (decoration, equipment, etc.) on-site. In other words, it is the charge for moving the shipment from the docks at McCormick Place to the exhibitor’s booth. To facilitate bringing equipment to exhibit at Process Expo, show management has negotiated a flat rate ($4.00/sq foot) for drayage, rather than the traditional calculation which was based on the weight of the shipment. It must be noted however that this rate is valid for a one-time spot in the booth and must be coordinated within the exhibitor’s target move-in/move-out windows.

If an exhibitor can bring in their booth materials without the use of a motorized assistance, they can set up their booth without the use of labor.

Registration for booth personnel will be available through your exhibitor dashboard.

Yes, exhibitors receive complimentary exhibitor badges to be used for their booth staff. Exhibitors receive 3 badges per 100 sqft of exhibit space, max 75 badges. Additional exhibitor badges can be purchased via online registration at a discounted rate of $35.

Exhibitor badges are NOT to be registered for guests or customers.

The success of our exhibitors is of the utmost importance at Process Expo. Exhibitors will receive a marketing toolkit via Feathr to promote their booth. This toolkit includes an email invitation template and sender, a custom landing page, and downloadable digital booth banners - all easily sharable to social media!

Exhibitors will also receive a unique promo code to invite top customers to attend Process Expo with free exhibit hall access. Limitations apply.

Exhibitors have access to an interactive checklist via the Exhibitor Dashboard. Additionally, The Exhibitor Services portal through has important dates and deadlines listed and other exhibitor resources with tips and tricks to a successful event.

The Process Expo team will keep in touch throughout the show cycle with email reminders. For any questions, please feel free to contact the team at

Log into your Exhibitor Dashboard to make payments online and to download a copy of your invoice.

Review the exhibit space terms and conditions here.

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