MCLEAN, Va. – The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) has reached an agreement with the Mexican National Chamber of Food Processors (Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Conservas Alimenticias or CANAINCA) to support Process Expo 2011.

CANAINCA will promote the biennial tradeshow to its member companies and bring a delegation to Chicago, as it has done during the previous 15 years. The group will also help develop the educational programming for the fruit and vegetable track of the Seminario de Innovaciones, Process Expo’s day-long seminar for Latin American attendees taking place on Oct. 31.

“CANAINCA has long been an important partner of FPSA and Process Expo,” said Scott Scriven, chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association and president of Weber Inc. “Their members are the top decision makers at some of the most prominent food processing companies in Mexico and as such, they are one of the most important groups in attendance at Process Expo. We look forward to once again hosting their delegation.”

“Our partnership with Process Expo has generated special opportunities for the members of CANAINCA,” said Armando Cobos, Executive Director of CANAINCA. “They know that at Process Expo they will find the experts who can help them address any of the challenges that they face in their operations. While Mexican food processors continue to raise the quality standards of their products, they are also striving to improve their production efficiencies. This is why we work with Process Expo and its exhibitors.”

Registration for Chicago-based Process Expo 2011, which takes place Nov. 1-4, is now open. Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Grace Cular Yee, FPSA director of sales A complete list of exhibitors and the updated floor plan for the even can be found