ProFood Tech set new records this April 4-6, with 6,500 trade professionals in attendance. About 447 national and international exhibitors from 16 countries presented their service portfolios in Chicago, USA.
ProFood Tech represents all segments of food and beverage technology, including the bakery and snacks segment, and is tailored to meet the needs of the NAFTA market.
Many North American exhibitors, as well as US subsidiaries of international companies presented their service portfolios and reported good business deals and discussions.
Companies as GEA, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Heat and Control, Ingredion, Key Technology, Rexnord Corporation, Tomra or Urschel Laboratories presented their products and innovations.
The extensive and diverse supporting programs, organized by the IDFA, offered lectures of relevance for the industry and a platform for business contacts and exchanging ideas. The ProFood Tech Learning Hub presented interactive sessions revolving around the themes of innovation and regulation. The presentation on trends in the food industry for 2017 and beyond, by Innova Market Insights, was very well attended, the organizer reports.
Themes approached by speakers at the conference included: “A Recipe for Success: Food Labeling Solutions”, “Breakout Innovations in Packaging and Technology”, “Essential Ingredients for Building Stronger Consumer Relationships: Trends and Trust”, “Food Safety Modernization Act Implementation: Preventive Controls Enforcement – Late Breaking News” and “What Consumers Really Eat” .
Koelnmesse, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) jointly organized ProFood Tech.
The next edition of the trade show will take place from March 26-28, 2019.
Charles D. Yuska, the president and CEO, PMMI, producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, says: “ProFood Tech reaffirmed our belief that North America needed a comprehensive processing event. It was developed with massive support across market segments giving us a true pulse of the industry. Together we developed a one-of-a-kind show exclusively catering to the processing industry.”