Reston, Va.; July 21, 2016 — With nine months until its debut, leading international food and beverage corporations are lining up to support the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago) powered by PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, considers the commitments of these influential companies an affirmation of the market’s need for a comprehensive processing event in North America.
To date, over 113,000 square feet of exhibit space is accounted for by over 270 exhibiting companies, offering innovations in the food and beverage processing industry. GEA, BASF, Duravant, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Key Technology, Meyer Industries and Urschel Laboratories are just a few leading innovators that have signed on to participate.
In June, the ProFood Tech partners convened an advisory council at McCormick Place, made up of representatives from exhibiting companies Tetra Pak, Delkor, Krones, Chr. Hansen, Serac, Azo, Harpak and Deville Technologies. The purpose of the council is to guide the show producers in understanding the most critical trends in the industry, ensuring that ProFood Tech showcases innovations and crossover technologies that will best serve the food and beverage markets.
“We could not be more pleased with the support we have gotten from companies that are leading the charge in food and beverage processing innovations,” says PMMI President and CEO Charles D. Yuska, PMMI. “These endorsements speak volumes about the reputation of the organizations that are partnering to produce ProFood Tech. I know I speak for Anuga and IDFA when I say that we are taking every step to ensure a thorough understanding of the current landscape.”
With three of the world’s trade show leaders coming together for one all-inclusive event, the collective expertise of the new biennial event is unparalleled in any other food and beverage processing show and will include a comprehensive education component brought to you by IDFA.
“There has been a crying need for a truly broad ranging Food Processing Show for many years now,” says Charlie Harlfinger, CEO of Harpak-ULMA. “I am confident that the PMMI management team will turn this into a show the industry sorely needs.”
Carla Fantoni, vice president of communications for Tetra Pak, adds, “ProFood Tech has the potential to bring the industry together like never before, and we’re excited to be a part of it. Tetra Pak has extensive global tradeshow experience and we’re honored to be able to share our insights and support ProFood Tech in becoming a premier event that delivers value to our customers.”
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. 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 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.