Fresh off of its 2017 debut, ProFood Tech 2019 returns with the support of the Exhibitor Advisory Council.

Powered by PMMI, the Reston, Va.-based organization that produces the annual PACK EXPO shows; Koelnmesse, the Germany-based producer of Anuga FoodTec; and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., this biennial show addresses key issues impacting the food and beverage processing industry.

ProFood Tech 2019, which is scheduled to take place March 26-28 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is projected to host more than 7,000 visitors and 450 exhibitors in excess of 150,000 square feet.

ProFood Tech convenes the entire food and beverage processing industry with world-class educational offerings, networking receptions and industry award ceremonies.

For example, The ProFood Tech Conference Program, produced by IDFA, offers a wide range of educational experiences covering regulations and food safety, consumer trends and marketing, food processing advances and technology, as well as business and leadership development.

New to this year’s event is IDFA’s Knowledge Hub program, which takes place from three separate locations on the show floor. For example, The Impact Zone will encourage interactive discussions and offer opportunities to learn from the experiences and successes of industry colleagues. The Innovation Zone will feature breakthrough technologies, ideas and formulations designed to spark creativity, help find solutions and uncover fresh opportunities. And, The Disruption Zone will deliver a lineup of sessions for professionals to learn more about implementing disruptive technologies to meet consumer demands.

Also presented by IDFA is the Dairy Pavilion, which replaced IDFA’s International Dairy Show. In this 50,000-square-foot space, dairy processors can see the latest technologies from 60-plus dairy industry suppliers and explore crossover technologies from other industries, all at one show.

The Cold Pressure Council Conference, scheduled to occur March 26-27, aims to advance high-pressure processing (HPP) as a critical technology for the food and beverage industry. Convened by PMMI, the Cold Pressure Council addresses questions about the technology, develops and formalizes industry best practices and promotes networking among professionals using this processing technology.


The Emerging Leaders Networking (ELN) event is a network of packaging and processing professionals dedicated to advancing the industry through its next generation of leaders.

And, the Women’s Packaging & Processing Leadership Network serves to recruit, retain and advance women’s careers in packaging and processing. 

ProFood Tech also welcomes the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network, Emerging Leaders, Cold Pressure Council, the Manufacturing Innovation Awards, the Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards (SEMA) and more.

Go to for more information on the show, educational programs, exhibitors and more. And, stop by Booth # 940 and pick up a copy of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine.