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ProFood Tech show opens April 4 at McCormick Place

More than 400 exhibitors, a robust educational program and numerous networking events highlight the inaugural ProFood Tech show.

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The first-ever ProFood Tech takes place April 4–6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Produced by three of the world’s trade show leaders – PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) – ProFood Tech welcomes more than 6,000 key decision makers to convene with 400-plus of the world’s top suppliers.

The new show also features robust educational programming. The ProFood Tech Learning Hub features sessions from the free Innovation Stage and Regulatory Matters Stage, while IDFA is leading a strong conference program.

Each thirty-minute Innovation Stage session at ProFood Tech focuses on fresh looks at breakthrough technologies, innovative applications and proven techniques from industry experts. The new Regulatory Matters Stage features expert speakers presenting on key issues such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), recall avoidance, conducting internal audits, traceability, documentation, food safety management and much more. These sessions will be followed by roundtable discussions on key regulatory challenges with experts and peers. 

The ProFood Tech Conference Program, produced by IDFA, offers a wide range of educational experiences covering issues such as: regulations and food safety, consumer trends and marketing, food processing advances and technology, as well as business and leadership development. 

ProFood Tech also offers many networking opportunities. The Emerging Leaders Reception takes place on Tuesday, April 4 from 5–6:30 p.m. in room S102D at McCormick Place. Sponsored by PMMI's Emerging Leaders Network and MHI's Young Professionals Network, the reception presents an opportunity for young professionals and emerging leaders to connect with other rising leaders across several industries – food and beverage processing, material handling and supply chain and packaging industries. To RSVP to the event, email Liz Normandy, PMMI marketing & communications manager, at [email protected]

PMMI’s Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network also presents the complimentary Industry Networking Breakfast for Women, which offers a unique opportunity to network with fellow women in the industry at the newest trade show for food and beverage processing. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 5 from 8:30–10:00 a.m. in room E451B at McCormick Place, Chicago. If you are a woman attending ProFood Tech, register for this event now!

With all the activities and events happening at ProFood Tech, downloading and using the mobile App is the best way to keep yourself on track so you don’t miss out on what is most important to you. The mobile App is not the only way to organize ahead of time for the most comprehensive food and beverage show in North America. You can visit for more tools to make the most of your time at ProFood Tech 2017.

Use My Show Planner, an easy-to-use online planning tool that centralizes information such as exhibitor listings and session schedules, to create a personal itinerary for ProFood Tech 2017. If you’re looking to visit booths of specific exhibitors, you can search for them here. Many questions about ProFood Tech are answered on this page of FAQs. Curious about what’s trending in Processing? Check out the ProFood Tech: In the Know eBook. For detailed information on the ProFood Tech Conference Program, check out the conference schedule.

Visit ProFood Tech to register now for for all of these events and activities.

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