Global appeal: Foreign-based exhibitor numbers spike for PROCESS EXPO 2013

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MCCLEAN, Va. – PROCESS EXPO 2013 has doubled exhibit sales to foreign-based exhibitors over the previous show in 2011, according to the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA). FPSA attributes this growth to the collaborative work of FPSA and its strategic partner Messe Dusseldorf, which assists in promoting PROCESS EXPO in international markets.

“PROCESS EXPO has experienced tremendous growth over the past three show cycles and international suppliers to the food and beverage industry have taken notice," said David Seckman, FPSA president and CEO. “As we continue to build the show's reputation as the nation's top trade show dedicated to the food and beverage industry, foreign equipment manufacturers and service providers increasingly see PROCESS EXPO as the perfect launching pad to break into the North American industry or expand their business within it."

These results are the natural progression of the developing relationship between Messe Dusseldorf and PROCESS EXPO, and its inclusion in interpack’s worldwide products family, added Bernd Jablonowski, Director interpack at Messe Düsseldorf. "Among our worldwide constituents, there is a strong sense that PROCESS EXPO is building up to be the food and beverage industry's premier event in the United States and clearly, international suppliers want to be a part of that," he continued.
FPSA forged a formal alliance with Messe Düsseldorf GmbH in the Fall of 2010 with the goal of increasing PROCESS EXPO's international reach, both in terms of international exhibits and attendance. By way of this alliance, PROCESS EXPO is promoted worldwide via seven international subsidiaries of Messe Düsseldorf and 68 of their foreign representatives in 130 countries.

Companies interested in exhibiting in PROCESS EXPO 2013 should contact Grace Cular Yee, FPSA director of sales, at gyee@fpsa.org. A complete list of exhibitors and the updated floor plan for PROCESS EXPO 2013 is located at www.myprocessexpo.com. Anyone interested in attending PROCESS EXPO 2013 can register on-line at www.myprocessexpo.com.
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