MCLEAN, VA. – The North American subsidiary of Germany-based Messe Frankfurt will be taking over the management of Process Expo, the global food equipment and technology show. The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) will continue to own the biennial trade show, but the management of the show, including sales, marketing, operations and sponsorships will be transferred to Messe Frankfurt.

“We are extremely pleased to have Messe Frankfurt manage Process Expo 2021 which will take place Oct. 12 through 15, 2021, at McCormick Place,” said Matt Malott, chairman of FPSA and president and chief executive officer of Multivac Inc. “Messe Frankfurt, as one of the world’s largest show organizers, brings an incredible wealth of expertise and organizational knowledge which will make our 2021 show an even more successful event that all attendees will find of great value.”

Commenting on plans for Process Expo 2021, Konstantin von Vieregge, president of Messe Frankfurt Inc., said, “The main objective for us is to deliver a high-quality show for the industry. Messe Frankfurt’s already successful portfolio of food technology trade shows arms us with a high level of technical expertise and access to a global network of resources. Our goal with Process Expo is to continue shaping the future of the global food technology industry while providing the highest level of service to all participants,” he said.

Process Expo features approximately 500 exhibitors displaying the latest in machines, products, technology and services, as well as networking opportunities and educational programming for all segments of the food and beverage processing and packaging industry.

In addition to managing Process Expo, Messe Frankfurt organizes the IFFA meat show held in Frankfurt, Germany, every three years. IFFA has served as the international flagship event for the meat industry since 1949.