Where else can bakers and snack food producers and suppliers find the latest in trends, packaging equipment and technology than Process Expo 2011. Check out this pre-show guide for the ins and outs of the show. 

Where else can bakers, snack food producers and suppliers find the latest in trends, packaging equipment and technology besides Process Expo 2011? Otherwise known as “the global food and technology show,” Process Expo is the place to be when it comes to everything new going on in the food industry.

Hosted by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), McLean, Va., Process Expo 2011 will take place Nov. 1-4 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. This 100%-food-focused event attracts more than 10,000 attendees from the world’s leading food companies that are looking for developments that will help them more rapidly, efficiently, safely and successfully create and bring food products to market.

The educational program features three main areas of interest. Designed to address critical issues in the food and beverage industry, the educational sessions provide a wide array of manufacturing solutions for participants from some of the industry’s top experts. Sessions start each day of the show and are free.

“This is by far is the most comprehensive educational program we have ever offered at Process Expo,” says David Seckman, president and CEO of FPSA. “We are grateful for the support of our food processor educational sub-committee that chose the submissions that will best appeal to Process Expo attendees. We are confident that the strength of this program gives food processors yet one more reason to come to Chicago this fall to a show that is on track to double in size compared to the 2010 show. By combining this high-level educational content with the unmatched technical expertise that attendees will find on the show floor, Process Expo has become an integral resource for the food and beverage processing industry and a must-attend event.”

Attendees can look forward to visiting the Siemens Exhibitor Spotlight Theater, which will deliver a series of short technical workshops throughout the day on the show floor, covering a wide variety of topics. Visitors can listen to experts discuss manufacturing solutions.

Dedicated entirely to Process Expo’s attendees from Latin America is Seminario de Innovaciones, which runs throughout the day on Oct. 31. These sessions are presented in Spanish and sponsored by the show’s international partners-Canainca, Canilec, Comecarne and Chilealimentos.

FPSA also launched a Spanish language version of its website to inform Latin American food processing professionals about the benefits of participating in Process Expo. While still in development, the Spanish language educational sessions will feature topics such as food safety and sanitation, employee training and maintaining standards for food and beverages being exported into the United States. In addition, FPSA councils will develop industry-specific sessions for meat/poultry/seafood, dairy, bakery, beverage and fruit and vegetables.

For exhibitor and attendee information, travel arrangements, airfare discounts, registration links and more, go to www.myprocessexpo.com.