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ProFood World Cancels ProFood Live 2020 Conference and Moves Awards Presentation to PACK EXPO International

ProFood World has canceled the ProFood Live conference, originally scheduled for June 9-10 in Chicago. The biennial event recognizes award-winning global food and beverage manufacturers.

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Chicago, IL, April 8, 2020 — In view of recent stay-at-home requests by the state of Illinois and many other states, and out of concern for the safety and health of our staff, attendees, and customers, ProFood World and PMMI have canceled this year’s ProFood Live conference. Though the live event won’t take place, the food and beverage manufacturing community will be able to access conference content in the coming months.

ProFood World will be hosting educational webinars featuring ProFood Live presentations. More details will be shared about these virtual opportunities on

In addition, the Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards and the Manufacturing Innovation Awards presentations will take place in November. ProFood World, with the support of PMMI, will recognize award winners at PACK EXPO International 2020 in Chicago, November 8-11, at Innovation Stage 1. The dates and times are as follows:

·        4:00 PM - November 8, 2020 | Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

·         4:00 PM – November 10, 2020 | Manufacturing Innovation Awards

Some of the winners to be honored in November include:

·         J.M. Smucker’s — New Uncrustables plant in Longmont, Colorado

·         Atelier Hermes Boissons – First in the world to HPP bulk process juices that are sent directly to filler

·         Lotus Bakeries – Manufacturers of the popular Biscoff cookie – first plant in the U.S.

“While it’s disappointing the conference has been canceled, we’re glad we have the ability to bring some of the conference to food and beverage manufacturers virtually,” said Joyce Fassl, Editor in Chief of ProFood World and content director for ProFood Live. “We’re also grateful the award-winning companies can be honored at PACK EXPO International in November. We hope many in the manufacturing community will join us for these events.”

More details will be forthcoming, or contact Brand Operations Manager Claudia Smith, with questions.


About PMMI Media Group

PMMI Media Group is a market leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing, and automation professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands — Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, OEM, ProFood World, and Mundo PMMI — are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. 

 PMMI Media Group is a division of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 900 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components, and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. 

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 Please see PMMI’s statement on COVID-19 here.

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