About ProFood Tech
About ProFood Tech
About ProFood Tech
ProFood Tech is a biennial trade show for the food and beverage processing industry—the most comprehensive event of its kind in North America. The event will feature machinery-in-action from 450 exhibiting companies on a 150,000 net square-foot show floor at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. About 6,500 professionals attended the inaugural show in 2017 and 7,000 are expected in 2019.
Attendees include C-level executives, corporate managers, engineers, sales managers, plant managers, manufacturers and production supervisors, brand and marketing managers, quality controllers, purchasers, research/development and package designers from a wide variety of food and beverage consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs). The top six sectors represented (in alphabetical order) are:
- Baking & Snack
- Prepared Foods
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 850 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.
The association works to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. In addition to ProFood Tech, the PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve:
- PACK EXPO International
- Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Chicago)
- EXPO PACK Guadalajara
- PACK EXPO Las Vegas
- Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Las Vegas)
- PACK EXPO East
- EXPO PACK México
PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands that include:
About Koelnmesse GmbH
Koelnmesse is an international leader in organizing food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organises food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business. The events regularly organised by Koelnmesse take place at different intervals and attract more than 53,500 exhibiting companies from 122 countries, as well as approximately 3 million visitors from 221 countries.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports nearly 3 million jobs that generate more than $161 billion in wages and has an overall economic impact of more than $628 billion. IDFA is the umbrella organization for the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA).
IDFA's members range from large multinational organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent approximately 90 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. The diverse membership includes numerous food retailers, suppliers and companies that offer infant formula and a wide variety of milk-derived ingredients. IDFA can be found at www.idfa.org.