ATLANTA – Two industry trade shows will combine forces in 2023, when the Process Expo and Best Practices Expo share a location for their events.

The Process Expo showcases global food equipment and technology, while the Best Practices Expo is dedicated to sustainable, safe and reliable on-site utilities powering automation. Organizers for Process Expo announced the two shows will co-locate in Chicago, Oct. 23-25, 2023.

The Food Processing Suppliers Association and Messe Frankfurt North America co-produce Process Expo, which aims to bring together all segments of the food processing industry and showcase machines, technologies and integrated solutions.

"Process Expo is the place where food and beverage industry professionals come to learn about the latest advancements in processing technology and forge powerful partnerships,” said Constantin von Vieregge, president of Messe Frankfurt North America. “We are looking forward to working with Best Practices EXPO and conference on this co-location, and to providing our participating companies with access to full facility sourcing.”

Roderick Smith, producer for Best Practices Expo, said the event’s organizers are “very pleased” to partner with Process Expo.

“The food and beverage industry is a major user of automation requiring sustainable, safe and reliable on-site utilities like compressed air, vacuum and chilled water,” Smith said.

The two shows plan to share an exhibit hall and create “a unique sourcing opportunity” for the food and beverage processing industry. The two teams producing the shows expect companies seeking to build out or improve their operations will especially benefit from the experience.

By sharing a location with Best Practices Expo, Process Expo organizers noted attendees will be able to access a greater variety of exhibitors, as well, with providers of compressed air, blower, vacuum, pneumatics, motors and cooling water systems on hand.

“We are excited about this expansion of our event, as it provides yet one more reason for our food processing customer base to attend Process Expo in search of manufacturing solutions for their companies,” said Brian Perkins, chairman of FPSA and president of Provisur Technologies. “Given the complexity of today’s food industry and the challenge we all face to feed an ever-growing world, it is critical to continue strengthening Process Expo’s position as a one-stop-shop where processors can make the most of their time and meet with a wide variety of technology experts, including those in the utility automation areas that Best Practices will deliver to the floor.”