The long-dormant InterBev trade show has been revived and will be relaunched this year and in 2015 by the German trade show group NürnbergMesse. The group has split InterBev into two shows: InterBev Process and InterBev Beverage. The last InterBev was held in October 2012 in Las Vegas just after NürnbergMesse bought the show from the American Beverage Association.
InterBev Process is co-locating in Chicago with the International Dairy Show and Process Expo. The International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C., organizes the dairy show and the Food Processing Suppliers Association, McLean, Va., runs Process Expo.
All three shows will run from Sept. 15 to 18, 2015 in the North and Lakeside Halls of McCormick Place. FPSA senior vice president Andrew Drennan told Dairy Foods that the shows will be adding square footage. Almost all of the existing space already has been sold, he said.
The event is expect to attract more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and 21,000 industry professionals, according to a press release issued jointly by NüernbergMesse and FPSA.
The InterBev Beverage show is co-locating this year with an event staged by the Food Marketing Institute called FMI Connect: The Global Food Retail Experience. This event will be held June 10 to 13 in Chicago. While InterBev Beverage is geared towards finished products, InterBev Process is focused on the equipment used for manufacturing beverages.
Biofach America for organic products starts Sept. 18 in Baltimore
InterBev is owned and operated by NMNA, a U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based NürnbergMesse GmbH, one of the 15 largest trade show companies in the world with a portfolio covering 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses, including Biofach America - All Things Organic. This show, about natural and organic products, will be held in Baltimore on Sept. 18 to 20.