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One of the advantages of attending Process Expo is the horizontal nature of the exhibit hall, where you get exposure from meeting with attendees and suppliers who have ideas and technology that span the entire food and beverage processing industry.

In addition, expanded opportunities are available in other markets such as cannabis and confectionery as well as solutions for convenience stores and commissaries.

Co-packers (or contract manufacturing companies) can find partners in processing as well as new manufacturing and packaging equipment and products for their plants.

Read about the benefits of each market sector and how Process Expo can benefit you and your company. You never know what a supplier in one area could offer that could be implemented in your own plant! At Process Expo, you'll see it all and see demonstrations first hand of solutions you’ve never thought of before.

Food industry professionals from the baking, grains, nuts, seeds, and snack food industries come to PROCESS EXPO because no other trade show offers the wide variety of cross-over technologies they’ll find among our exhibitors. These savvy processors know they'll find solutions from other segments like prepared foods, pet foods, meat, and dairy that they'll be able to incorporate into their baked products, giving them an advantage over their competitors.

Attendees to PROCESS EXPO come in search of complete equipment, ingredient, and supply solutions, including the latest advancements in:

  • Food processing technology
  • Packaging materials and systems
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Solutions to help maintain and grow your business

Just as interests in this segment vary, the wide-scale coverage you’ll see on the show floor and in the education sessions, keeping up with the latest technology and emerging trends is the only way to gain a competitive advantage.

Some of the categories of exhibitors you'll find on the show floor include:

  • Architects / Engineers
  • Bakery Ingredients / Fillings / Mixes
  • Baking Equipment
  • Blending / Batching Equipment
  • Confectionery Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Engineering Services
  • Enrobers
  • Extruders
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Food Packaging Materials / Machinery
  • Formers
  • Freezers
  • Labeling Equipment
  • Milling Equipment
  • Mixing Tanks
  • Ovens
  • Overwrapping Machines
  • Packaging Systems
  • Pasta Machines
  • Process Engineering
  • Sandwiching Machines / Cookies / Crackers
  • Snack Food Equipment / Supplies
  • Topping Applications

PROCESS EXPO is building the largest beverage audience in the country who come to Chicago in search of beverage manufacturing solutions — processing and packaging — for their business, no matter what segment of the beverage industry they belong to:

  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Juices and juice drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Brewed drinks
  • Bottled Water
  • Sports drinks
  • Tea and coffee
  • Alternative drinks
  • Beer
  • Organic and functional beverages
  • And more!

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with key decision-makers from beverage manufacturers of all types from around the world!

With the legalization of medical and recreational markets across many states in the U.S., cannabis processors are finding the need to update and buy quality equipment to help meet demand and maintain compliance. At PROCESS EXPO, food and beverage processing suppliers have a long history of working with clients to customize, train and support all companies who use their equipment.

A number of sessions within the educational component of PROCESS EXPO offers cannabis processing insights from food safety, government regulations, sustainability, and cost savings to implement for immediate returns. From equipment and sanitation to packaging and automation solutions, find value from other food and beverage sectors that you may never have thought to implement.

Cannabis processors can explore the exhibit hall to find solutions for:

  • Aseptic Processing
  • Bakery Ingredients, Fillings, and Mixes
  • Baking Equipment
  • Blending and Batching
  • Centrifuges
  • Chillers
  • Chocolate & Cocoa
  • CO2 Extraction
  • Coaters and Coating
  • Colorants
  • Confectionery
  • Conveyors
  • Cookers and Kettles
  • Cooking
  • Cutting and Slicing
  • Distillation
  • Dry and Liquid Mixing
  • Drying
  • Evaporators
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fillers and Filling
  • Flavors
  • Flow Meters and Regulators
  • Food Packaging Materials
  • Food Safety
  • Formers
  • Freezers
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Heavy Farm Equipment
  • Homogenizers
  • Hoses and Tubing
  • HVAC (Heating & Cooling)
  • Ingredients, Flavorings, and Seasonings
  • Labeling
  • LED and Grow Lights
  • Mixing Tanks
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Oil Extraction
  • Packaging Systems
  • Pasteurizer Systems
  • Pest Control
  • Pouches
  • Processing and Refinement
  • Pumps
  • Refrigeration
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Sandwiching Machines, Cookies, and Crackers
  • Sealers and Carton Closures
  • Shrink Packaging
  • Snack Food Equipment and Supplies
  • Software
  • Sugars
  • Supplemental Power and Generators
  • Sweeteners
  • Syrups
  • Topping Applications
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment
  • Weighing

Cheese, dairy, milk, and yogurt processing continue to be an integral part of PROCESS EXPO, featuring dairy suppliers who understand the unique needs of the thousands of industry professionals seeking new technology, equipment and services.

PROCESS EXPO ice cream social dairy sectorFrom equipment and sanitation solutions to new ingredients and flavors, discover insights from food safety experts and new ideas you can take home to implement immediately.

Some of the categories of exhibitors you'll find on the show floor include:

  • Agitators
  • Analytical / Laboratory Instruments
  • Analytical Equipment for Processing
  • Architects / Engineers
  • Aseptic Processing Equipment
  • Centrifuges
  • Cheese & Cheese Powders
  • Chillers
  • Dairy / Eggs / Egg Replacers
  • Design / Build Services
  • Evaporators
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fillers / Filling Equipment
  • Flavors
  • Flow Meters / Regulators
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Homogenizers
  • Hoses and Tubing
  • Ingredients / Flavorings / Seasonings
  • Mixing Tanks
  • Packaging Systems
  • Pasteurizer Systems
  • Pest Control
  • Process Controls
  • Process Engineering
  • Pumps
  • Refrigeration
  • Shredders
  • Utilities Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Treatment

Co-packers (or contract manufacturers) are a perfect fit for PROCESS EXPO. Nowhere else will you meet such a large and varied cross-section of the food and beverage industry.

Find thousands of potential partners from major processing companies, while viewing the many advancements in food processing technology and packaging materials and systems. Here is where you find solutions to help manage plant operations and fill orders with increased profitability.

The education sessions will help you stay abreast of critical issues and ahead of the competition. In addition, build better relationships with potential and current partners throughout the industry. Check out the fully working production lines as an example of machines that can integrate with your current equipment or work with any new or updated equipment you have plans to purchase.

Some of the categories of exhibitors you'll find on the show floor include:

  • Analytical / Laboratory Instruments
  • Architects / Engineers
  • Aseptic Processing Equipment
  • Baking Equipment
  • Blending / Batching Equipment
  • Checkweighers
  • Cleaning / Sanitizing – Mechanical & CIP
  • Cleaning / Washing Equipment
  • Confectionery Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Cooling / Heating / Drying Equipment
  • Cutting / Slicing Equipment
  • Dry / Liquid Mixing
  • Dry Ingredient Handling
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fillers / Filling Equipment
  • Filtration Equipment
  • High Pressure Processing Equipment
  • Labeling Equipment
  • Meat Processing / Slaughterhouse Equipment
  • Metal Detectors
  • Online Inspection / Monitoring Equipment
  • Ovens
  • Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Systems
  • Palletizing / Depalletizing / Unitizing Machines
  • Pasta Machines
  • Pasteurizer Systems
  • Portion Control Equipment / Supplies
  • Pumps
  • Quality Control Instruments
  • Safety / Inspection
  • Safety Equipment
  • Snack Food Equipment / Supplies
  • Starch Processing Equipment
  • Thawing Equipment
  • Weighing Equipment

The confectionery, candy, and sweets segments are growing strong. Consumer preferences change in tastes and demands for different products and options, but they remain consistent in desiring small indulgences.

Processors need to stay ahead of competitors who are consistently launching new products and grabbing consumer attention (and dollars). Discover innovations at PROCESS EXPO to help you streamline your operations and introduce new ingredients and flavors.

Attendees to PROCESS EXPO come in search of complete equipment, ingredient, and supply solutions, including the latest advancements in:

  • Food processing technology
  • Packaging materials and systems
  • Food safety, sanitation, and transparency
  • Technology to connect with consumers in the retail environment
  • Solutions to help maintain and grow your business

Some of the categories of exhibitors you'll find on the show floor include:

  • Architects / Engineers
  • Belting
  • Chocolate & Cocoa
  • Coaters / Coating Equipment
  • Colorants
  • Confectionery Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Cookers / Kettles
  • Cutting / Slicing Equipment
  • Dry / Liquid Mixing
  • Enrobers
  • Enzymes
  • Extruders
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fats & Oils
  • Films
  • Flavors
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Formers
  • Fruits
  • Labeling Equipment
  • Mixers
  • Nuts / Nutmeats
  • Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Systems
  • Pouches
  • Process Controls
  • Process Engineering
  • Sealers / Carton Closures
  • Shrink Packaging
  • Size Reduction Equipment
  • Sugars
  • Sweeteners
  • Syrups
  • Utilities Management
  • Vacuum Packaging
  • Vibrators
  • Vitamins
  • Wrapping

PROCESS EXPO boasts the nation’s most impressive group of solution providers for the global meat, poultry, and seafood industry. From bellwether equipment manufacturers to small suppliers that can turn on a dime to offer you the type of custom-made solution your business needs, you'll find it at PROCESS EXPO.

Full Working Meat Production Line

PROCESS EXPO is bringing live demonstrations of production lines producing popular meat products. Taking raw ingredients at the start of the line and transforming it right before your eyes into a final packaged product.

Some of the categories of exhibitors you'll find on the show floor include:

  • Antimicrobials
  • Architects / Engineers
  • Bacon Press
  • Casings
  • Conveyors
  • Cutting / Slicing Equipment
  • Environmental Control Systems
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Flavors
  • Formers
  • Fryers
  • Grinders
  • Laboratory Analysis / Testing Systems
  • Macerators
  • Machine Knives
  • Massagers and Tumblers
  • Meat Flavors
  • Meat Processing / Slaughterhouse Equipment
  • Metal Detectors
  • Non Destructive Testing Equipment / Services
  • Ovens
  • Packaging Systems
  • Pest Control
  • Process Controls
  • Process Engineering
  • Refrigeration
  • Safety / Inspection
  • Separators
  • Skinning Machines
  • Smoking Equipment
  • Tenderizers

All sectors of the food and beverage processing industry are in need of cost-effective packaging that will differentiate their products on the shelf.

At PROCESS EXPO you’ll also see the latest technology on the show floor to help you find the right fit for your product lines and fill more orders with increased profitability. The full working production lines include examples of machines that can integrate with your current equipment or can work with any new or updated equipment you have plans to purchase.

Hosting a premier educational program, PROCESS EXPO will cover a wide range of industry relevant topics with a focus on current packaging challenges and solutions you can implement today. Nowhere else can you experience such a large and varied cross-section of the processing and packaging industry than here at PROCESS EXPO.

Processors looking for packaging solutions can explore the exhibit hall to find information and equipment on:

  • Adhesives
  • Biodegradable Packaging
  • Bone Guard
  • Bulk Handling Systems
  • Bundlers
  • Carton Closures
  • Containers
  • Fillers and Sealers
  • Films
  • Flexible Packaging
  • Interleavers
  • Labels and Label supplies
  • Laminated Roll Stock
  • Lidding
  • Packaging Materials
  • Palletizing, Depalletizing, and Unitizing Machines
  • Pouches
  • Shrink Packaging
  • Vacuum Packaging
  • Wrapping

With the growth in pet food spending and tighter safety requirements instituted by the FDA, PROCESS EXPO is where thousands of food and beverage processors exchange ideas and discover new technology in manufacturing.

The education sessions and the demonstrations from suppliers on the show floor offer information across various relevant topics along with specific takeaways to streamline your operations and gain a competitive advantage in the flourishing pet food market. The crossover of market segments at the show provides all food processors, including pet food processors, solutions that can be applied to all plants and businesses.

Some of the categories of exhibitors you'll find on the show floor include:

  • Architects / Engineers
  • Blending / Batching Equipment
  • Boilers
  • Bulk Handling Systems
  • Checkweighers
  • Cleaning / Washing Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Cooling / Heating / Drying Equipment
  • Cutting / Slicing Equipment
  • Environmental Services / Equipment
  • Extruders
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fats & Oils
  • Formers
  • Grinders
  • Ingredients / Flavorings / Seasonings
  • Inspection Equipment
  • Laboratory Analysis / Testing Systems
  • Macerators
  • Massagers and Tumblers
  • Meat Processing / Slaughterhouse Equipment
  • Metal Detectors
  • Milling Equipment
  • Mixers
  • Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Systems
  • Particle Sizing
  • Pest Control
  • Portion Control Equipment / Supplies
  • Process Engineering
  • Pumps
  • Size Reduction Equipment
  • Skinning Machines
  • Slicers
  • Tenderizers
  • Utilities Management
  • Wastewater Treatment

Comprised of a wide and diverse range of products, Prepared Foods is a major industry segment represented at PROCESS EXPO. Some are called fresh cut, or fruits and vegetables, or condiments, sauces and soups, or ready to eat meals. No matter what you call your product, you'll get new ideas and help with critical issues affecting all areas of your operations.

Professionals from some of the most prominent companies in the food industry come to PROCESS EXPO because they know they will find manufacturing solutions for every link in the supply chain. From selection out in the field all the way through to packaging of the final product, you'll find solutions.

With a rise in food safety concerns and consumer demands for healthy options, staying ahead of the curve regarding implications of government regulations, nutritional requirements, labeling, and more is critical. The food safety focus in our education program along with key activities and displays on the show floor makes attending PROCESS EXPO a must for you and your team.

Some of the categories of exhibitors you'll find on the show floor include:

  • Agitators
  • Architects / Engineers
  • Belt Washers
  • Blanchers
  • Brushes
  • Checkweighers
  • Cleaning / Sanitizing – Mechanical & CIP
  • Cleaning / Washing Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Crates
  • Dicers
  • Fresh Cut
  • Inspection Equipment
  • Ovens
  • Particle Sizing
  • Pest Control
  • Quality Control Instruments
  • Sanitation Supplies / Equipment
  • Spray Systems
  • Tumblers
  • Utilities Management
  • Vibrators
  • Water Treatment
  • Weighing Equipment

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