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Messe Frankfurt is Now Managing Biennial Process Expo in Chicago

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Messe Frankfurt is continuing its collaboration with the McLean, Virginia, USA-headquartered Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), owner of Process Expo. As of May 1, the German company’s North American subsidiary has taken over management of the show that has been held every two years in Chicago since 2011 and ranks as the biggest trade fair for the food and beverage processing industry in the United States.

“Particularly in this challenging time for business, I am all the more pleased that we can continue and deepen our partnership with American colleagues at the FPSA,” said Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt. “We will be working decisively to build up Process Expo [formally known as “The Global Food Equipment and Technology Show”] into an even stronger platform for the international food industry. We are ideally situated to do so, since with a portfolio of four trade fairs in the food processing sector, we have a thorough knowledge of the industry and many years of experience.”

“We are extremely pleased to have Messe Frankfurt manage Process Expo 2021, which will take place October 12-15 at McCormick Place,” said Matt Malott, chairman of FPSA and president and chief executive officer of Multivac. “Messe Frankfurt, as one of the world’s largest show organizers, brings an incredible wealth of expertise and organizational knowledge which will make our 2021 show an even more successful event that all attendees will find of great value.”

The last Process Expo in 2019 featured some 500 exhibitors showcasing innovations and technical solutions for the processing and packaging of meat, dairy products, drinks, fruits, vegetables, bakery products, confectionary, pet food and other product lines.

Process Expo will nicely complement Messe Frankfurt’s portfolio in the field of food technologies. Other trade fairs currently belong to this cluster, namely the IFFA in Frankfurt, Tecno Fidta in Buenos Aires, and Modern Bakery and the Salon du Chocolat in Moscow.