ProFood Tech gears up for 2019 return

From educational offerings to industry award ceremonies, ProFood Tech welcomes professionals from all food and beverage processing markets.

ProFood Tech returns March 26-28, 2019 in Chicago
ProFood Tech returns March 26-28, 2019 in Chicago

The U.S. market for food and beverage processing machinery projects to break the $6 billion barrier, reaching $6.1 billion by 2021, according to the 2018 Global Trends Food and Beverage Processing Report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. To address this demand, ProFood Tech (March 26-28, 2019, McCormick Place, Chicago) is the only processing trade show in North America that transcends market sectors, welcoming 7,000 professionals from all food and beverage processing markets.

Produced by PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the three-day event showcases cutting-edge crossover technologies and innovative solutions from 450 exhibitors. Nearly two-thirds of the food and beverage professionals who visit ProFood Tech have significant or final buying power.

“The success of the inaugural ProFood Tech 2017 confirmed our belief that the industry craved an all-inclusive, one-stop shop for their food and beverage processing needs,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI. 

More than just a trade show, ProFood Tech convenes the entire food and beverage processing industry with world-class educational offerings, networking receptions and industry award ceremonies. The ProFood Tech Conference, produced by IDFA, offers educational experiences covering regulations and food safety, consumer trends and marketing, food processing advances and technology, as well as business and leadership development. Additionally, ProFood Tech will welcome the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network, Emerging Leaders Network, Cold Pressure Council, Manufacturing Innovation Awards, and Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards.

Since ProFood Tech occurs biennially, the ProFood Live conference debuts June 20-21, 2018, in Chicago. This bridge between show years presents the collective industry expertise of ProFood World magazine, providing real-world solutions in manufacturing, automation and sustainability. 

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