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Process Expo

Attend the 2017 Process Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place September 19-22, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn Suites in historic Hyde Park.

Process Expo will offer education sessions, multiple food demonstrations, meet-ups with food producers, and more. Expanded opportunities offer information on pet foods, baby food, gourmet foods and more. Attendees can register for HACCP certification. A food drive will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository with the goal of raising funds for 400,000 meals.

Beer Garden and Chicago Food Sampler: Come hang out in the Beer Garden to chat casually with friends and new business associates. The Beer Garden is open from 3:00pm-5:00pm. During the day, come by to sample delicious treats and meet new friends. Samples provided by Garrett’s Popcorn, Chicago Dogs and Italian Beef, and Lou Malnati’s (Chicago Pizza). Join an ice cream social in the Dairy Zone on Dairy Day.

Trade show highlights include: Three full sausage, deli, and bakery production lines; Virtual Reality Showroom where you can see and climb inside equipment; Refresh and Recharge Lounges, with 30-minute niche meet-ups for young professionals, women’s leadership, international guests and first-timers; Feeding the Hopper with 20-minute presentations on industry news and trends; Innovations Showcase; and much more.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive in Chicago. For a full schedule of events, and to register for the Process Expo, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Process Expo experience more enjoyable by staying at the La Quinta Inn Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.