More than 35 industry leaders — including Tetra Pak, GEA Group, Delkor, Sanimatic and Serac — have committed to exhibit at ProFood Tech since its launch less than two weeks ago, reports PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. ProFood Tech is a collaboration of three trade show powerhouses: PMMI, producer of PACK EXPO; Koelnmesse, known for Anuga; and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).
Market research revealed a food and beverage industry desire for a comprehensive processing event showcasing crossover technologies from multiple vertical markets — much like Anuga FoodTec, but in North America. ProFood Tech, projecting 150,000 net square feet of exhibit space and more than 400 exhibiting companies, is built to deliver that experience. The show debuts April 4–6, 2017, at McCormick Place, Chicago, and will continue biennially, in odd numbered years.
“We’re off to a great start,” says PMMI Senior Vice President Jim Pittas. “Exhibiting companies have made it clear they want an event like ProFood Tech, and that they’re excited by the possibilities the partnership of PMMI, Koelnmesse and IDFA offers.”
PMMI brings to the table its expertise as North America’s leading association for processing and packaging, while Koelnmesse provides the proven strength of Anuga, the world’s largest food and beverage show. IDFA, which represents 85 percent of U.S. dairy manufacturing, will bring its experience with the International Dairy Show, which it will redevelop as a Dairy Pavilion at ProFood Tech. The trio makes ProFood Tech the best place to share food and beverage processing solutions.
“As a world leader in processing and packaging technologies, Tetra Pak is excited about the potential ProFood Tech holds,” says Carla Fantoni, vice president of communications for Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada. “The joint efforts of PACK EXPO, Anuga and IDFA clearly demonstrate a commitment from these three leading organizations to establish a trusted brand serving all food and beverage categories. We think this consolidated approach will help suppliers and customers alike make the most of the show.”
Act now to secure a priority position for space selection. On site at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, you can submit your application at PMMI’s Future Trade Shows area located within the PMMI booth in the Central Lobby and as a stand-alone booth in the Upper South Lobby (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), or visit profoodtech.com to view floor plans, rules and regulations, and submit an application. Application deadline – November 3, 2015. Booth selection will begin mid-November.
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. Learn more at PACKEXPO.com, PMMIMediaGroup.comand PMMI.org.