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ProFood Tech space selection exceeds initial projections

More than 180 industry leaders have secured booth space.

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Despite being more than 16 months away from the show’s open, reservations from initial booth selection have already accounted for over 90,000 square feet at ProFood Tech — more than half of the projected exposition space — reports PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing.

DuPont, Harpak-Ulma, TetraPak, GEA, Ecolab and Pro Mach are among the 180-plus industry leaders who secured their spot.

“The overwhelming amount of commitments this early on speaks to the industry’s excitement,” says PMMI President and CEO Charles D. Yuska, PMMI. “Companies are enthusiastic about this event, and we already have the numbers to prove it.”

ProFood Tech, powered by PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), is a new biennial event built to showcase innovations and crossover technologies for food and beverage markets. It will debut April 4–6, 2017, at McCormick Place, Chicago and will be the most comprehensive processing event in North America.

“The registration status more than a year prior to ProFood Tech demonstrates the extent to which the industry is longing for a new, international trade fair in the greatly fragmented market of food processing shows in the United States,” says Gerald Böse, president and chief executive officer of Koelnmesse GmbH. “This confirms we have set out on the right course together with our strong partners.”

With the expertise of three of the world’s trade show leaders coming together for one all-inclusive event, it is no surprise that the industry is responding in such a positive manner, adds Neil Moran, senior vice president of IDFA.

“It’s exciting to see enthusiasm building for the inaugural ProFood Tech,” says Moran. “Exhibitors are recognizing the opportunity for new ideas and break-through solutions that can happen when executives from related businesses come together to discuss, review and experience the innovations, products and services available today.”

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