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Event Overview:

ProFood Tech is a new, biennial event designed to showcase the latest innovations and technologies for all sectors of the food and beverage processing industry, including baking and snack; beverage; frozen and prepared foods; dairy; and meat, poultry and seafood.

Be a Part of ProFood Tech in April 2017

Fast-paced advances in food and beverage processing require an event that can forge the industry’s path ahead: ProFood Tech. Be there when this brand-new, biennial event - powered by tradeshow leaders PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) - brings together the biggest names in the industry to define a new era in processing.

An Exciting, New Biennial Event for the Processing Industry

ProFood Tech is a new biennial event built to showcase suppliers' latest innovations and technologies for all food and beverage sectors, all under one roof. Debuting at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 4-6, 2017, it will be the most comprehensive processing event in North America, unprecedented in its scope.

    150,000 nsf show floor with exhibiting companies of all sizes
    Crossover technologies for multiple food and beverage sectors
    A dairy pavilion presented by IDFA, which will replace the International Dairy Show
    Conveniently located in Chicago, near many food and beverage companies

Answering a Need
Research by PMMI revealed that North American food and beverage processing professionals want a comprehensive event, where they can find crossover technologies. Likewise, suppliers want an event where they can showcase their innovations and demonstrate applications for a variety of food and beverage sectors. ProFood Tech will be the only event in North America that brings the entire food and beverage processing industry together.

With PACK EXPO, Anuga and IDFA driving it, ProFood Tech will be a premier trade show.

PMMI, producer of PACK EXPO, is lending its expertise as North America’s leading association for processing and packaging.

Anuga will provide the global reach and expertise gained by producing the world’s largest food and beverage processing show.

IDFA, representing 85% of all dairy manufacturing in the U.S., is bringing its experience with the International Dairy Show to ProFood Tech.

Exhibitor Information:

Why Should You Exhibit?

Whether you’re a niche supplier or a large supplier serving multiple market sectors, ProFood Tech provides opportunity to build your business. You can:

    Break into new food and beverage markets.
    Cement your status as an industry leader.
    Reach a large group of customers at one event.

ProFood Tech is a Must-Exhibit Event Featuring:

150,000 nsf of prime exhibit space
700+ exhibiting companies
Brand-boosting exposure across multiple market sectors
The opportunity to showcase your technologies to a broad audience - and break into new markets
Essential and timely food production education led by IDFA to attract quality attendees
In 2017, ProFood Tech will be THE event to network, grow sales and get business done - all in one place

About PMMI:

PMMI is the leading global resource for processing and packaging.

Founded in 1933, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association made up of more than 700 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

About IDFA:

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

About Koelnmesse GmbH:

Koelnmesse is the number 1 trade-fair location for numerous industries. Visitors and exhibitors from all over the world come to Cologne in order to present the latest trends at the world’s fifth largest exhibition centre and do business worldwide. Every year, Koelnmesse organises and conducts more than 80 trade fairs, exhibitions, guest events, and special events in Cologne and in the world's most important markets. Koelnmesse not only brings the world to Cologne, it also organizes international trade fair events outside the Cologne exhibition centre. It draws on Koelnmesse’s sector expertise to enter new markets within its fields of expertise in addition to the Cologne-based leading fairs, bringing events to selected target regions.

Koelnmesse is the leading trade fair organiser in the food industry and related sectors. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, the International Sweets & Biscuits Fair (ISM) and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders and create a basis for sustainable and stable international business.

This is a Biennial Event

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the ProFood Tech 2017? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 04/04/2017 - 04/06/2017
Conference/Event Hours: Tues, 8am-noon, 3-5pm; Wed, 8-11:30am, 3-5pm; Thurs, 8-11:30am
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 04/04/2017 - 04/06/2017
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tue. - Thur. 10am - 4pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Food / Beverage, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - General, Packaging
Estimated Attendance: 10,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Food and Beverage Processing Professionals
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:700+
Event Square Footage:150,000
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:PMMI / IDFA / Koelnmesse GmbH
Show Manager:PMMI / IDFA / Koelnmesse GmbH
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Exhibit Space - Non Member $29.00 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
PMMI / IDFA Member Discounts Available   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Exhibit Contacts:

North American companies, contact:

Beth Murray
Phone: 571-612-3186

Neil Moran
Phone: 202-220-3541

Companies outside of North America, contact:

Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne

Guido Hentschke
Project Manager International/Outbound Fairs
Phone:  +49 221 - 821 3097
Fax:    +49 221 - 821 3098

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