The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), McLean, Va., said it finalized an agreement with NüernbergMesse, one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world, to build and promote a Beverage Zone at this year's Process Expo. The trade show will take place Oct. 8-11 at Chicago's McCormick Place. As a part of this agreement, NüernbergMesse will market booth space in this zone to suppliers to the beverage industry and promote Process Expo attendance to this segment of the industry.

"Our relationship with NüernbergMesse goes back several years, and we're excited about their return and what they can bring to Process Expo," said Jarrod McCarroll, chairman of FPSA and president of Weber Inc. "Process Expo's strength is in the fact that it provides manufacturing solutions across the horizontal spectrum of the food and beverage industry. Having NüernbergMesse's Beverage Zone, along with our other international partners, further strengthens this, providing even more value for the attendee."

The Beverage Zone will be an integral part of the Process Expo trade show, FPSA said, incorporating manufacturing solutions, exhibits, education and expertise for beverage manufacturers, alongside myriad solutions for food industry professionals. Process Expo attendees will have full access to all Beverage Zone exhibits throughout the show.

"NüernbergMesse is happy to have a continued partnership with the Food Processing Suppliers Association. We value what this partnership brings to the food and beverage industry and the global significance Process Expo has as an industry-leading event," said Bill Ingwersen, managing director of NüernbergMesse North America.

For more information about attending the show or to register, visit For more information about exhibiting at Process Expo 2019, contact Brent Ausink or 757-268-2021. For information about exhibiting in the Beverage Zone, contact Pinar van der Vegt at or 770-618-5837.