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Experts to Highlight Top Trends in Food and Beverage at Process Expo University

Oct 15, 2021

Key sessions announced

Show management is proud to announce the inclusion of a key session highlighting trends in the food and beverage industry as an integral part of the PROCESS EXPO educational program, taking place from November 2-5, 2021, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.

This session, The Future of Food: Attitude Shifts and Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry, is scheduled for Thursday, November 4th from 8:00-9:30 AM, and will feature guest speakers Howard Telford, Head of Soft Drinks at Euromonitor International, and Keith Nunes, Editor of Food Business News.

“This is one of the sessions we are really looking forward to at our first face-to-face gathering in quite a long time,” said David Seckman, President and CEO of the Food Processing Suppliers Association. “The past eighteen months has presented a disruption unlike any other we have seen in our lifetime, and yet, we have to eat. Functional ingredients, plant-based alternatives, and gluten free products are just a few examples that only scratch the surface of big trends in today’s industry. That’s why it was critical to bring in industry experts who can guide us and help us understand where production and consumer demand are taking us.”

The Future of Food is just one of the sessions that make up the PROCESS EXPO University program running throughout the show. This program starts and ends each day at the show, focusing on higher level topics of interest to leaders of the food and beverage industry. This program is complemented by the Food for Thought program which takes place throughout the day on the show floor, addressing solutions for operational topics that manufacturers face on a regular basis in the plant. Together, these two programs provide nearly 25 hours of education designed to help processors be more successful in their business by solving challenges and exploiting new opportunities.

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Background information on Food Processing Suppliers Association
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support members’ success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade. FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Pet Food, Prepared Foods and Meat sectors.

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* preliminary figures 2019.

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Messe Frankfurt international trade fairs for the food industry
Messe Frankfurt organizes trade fairs relating to food processing all over the world. They are grouped under the heading of ‘Food Technology’. Currently, five events belong to this portfolio. In addition to IFFA, Leading International Trade Fair for the Meat Industry in Frankfurt am Main, and Tecno Fidta, International Food Technology, Additives and Ingredients Trade Fair in Argentina they are Meat Pro Asia in Thailand, Modern Bakery Moscow, International Trade Fair for Bakery and Confectionery and Salon du Chocolat, Moscow. Further information about the events of Messe Frankfurt in the field of food processing at:

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