McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 8, 2016 — Registration is now open for the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago), the only event in North America focused exclusively on all food and beverage sectors, featuring 6,000 processing professionals, more than 400 of the world’s top suppliers, 150,000 net square feet of exhibit floor and 45 hours of blockbuster educational programming.

As the most comprehensive food and beverage show in North America, ProFood Tech transcends market sectors and showcases cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions focused on all food and beverage sectors, including baking and snack, beverage, frozen/prepared foods, dairy and meat/poultry/seafood.

Developed with the input of a “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage” advisory council —Tetra Pak, Delkor, Krones, Chr. Hansen, Serac, Azo, Harpak and Deville Technologies — ProFood Tech attendees will find innovations and crossover technologies to meet the needs of large multinationals with interests in multiple segments, as well as smaller niche companies that focus on more specific needs.

“The North American market has been underserved when it comes to food and beverage processing events,” says Chuck Yuska, CEO and president of PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “ProFood Tech brings the collective resources of three of the world’s top show producers — PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) — to ensure that is no longer the case.”

Educational opportunities include a world-class conference program, presented by IDFA, and the Innovation Stage at ProFood Tech. Each features recognized leaders in the food and beverage industry, the latest in consumer and flavor trends and best practices in food processing and engineering.

ProFood Tech’s comprehensive conference program offers a variety of educational experiences covering fresh ideas and strategies on regulations and food safety, consumer trends that are changing the food and beverage landscape and industry best practices in business and leadership development.

The Innovation Stage at ProFood Tech highlights new technologies offered by exhibitors and industry experts serving the food and beverage industry. These free 30-minute sessions on the show floor provide a quick and convenient way to learn about critical food and beverage solutions to improve operations.

Registration for ProFood Tech is $30 for a limited time. The price will increase to an on-site fee of $100. Register online at

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 750 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. We work 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. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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