Three food and industry trade show giants said Monday they are teaming up to launch ProFood Tech, a premier event slated for 2017 in Chicago that will focus on processing technologies serving the food and beverage industry.
ProFood Tech, backed by PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies), Koelnmesse and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), is scheduled to be held April 4-6, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
PMMI is the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows; Koelnmesse organizes trade shows across the globe for the food and beverage industries as well as for the food and beverage processing industries; and IDFA is North America's largest dairy association.
"In assessing the current trade show landscape, we saw there was a need for a dedicated event that brings buyers together with leading worldwide manufacturers in the food and beverage industry," PMMI President and CEO Charles Yuska said. "ProFood Tech provides a venue to share the latest innovations and crossover technologies from multiple vertical markets within the food and beverage industry and will be that one-stop-shop featuring exhibits from both large companies that serve several customer segments and smaller niche companies with focus on more specific needs."
ProFood Tech will provide a general perspective on the food and beverage processing industry and also feature innovative solutions to the challenges the industry is facing. The event will offer large and small suppliers the opportunity to build their businesses by breaking into new food and beverage markets as well as reach large group of customers.
"In a close dialogue with leading technology suppliers from around the globe, we aim to create a market platform in the United States that is tailored to the requirements of domestic and foreign exhibitors and visitors," Koelnmesse President and CEO Gerald Bose said. "ProFood Tech marks a further logical step in Koelnmesse's strategy aimed at offering expert support to our customers in various target markets in our role as a global service provider."
Enhanced educational programming will be led by representatives of IDFA.
"The opportunities for new ideas and breakthrough solutions are amazing when executives from related businesses come together to discuss, review and experience the innovations, products and services available today," IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton said. "IDFA is proud to partner with these trade show leaders and to continue our tradition of bringing industry suppliers, processors and manufacturers together so they can find profitable business solutions, discover new technologies and see the innovations that are abundant in our industry."
For more information about ProFood Tech, visit www.profoodtech.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.