IMEC Joins the ProFood Tech Partner Program

Peoria, IL – February 26, 2019: IMEC has announced its participation in ProFood Tech 2019 (March 26–28; McCormick Place, Chicago), as an official partner. ProFood Tech is produced by three of the world’s trade show leaders, PACK EXPO, Koelnmesse – organizer of Anuga, and the International Dairy Food Association (IDFA). The show offers solutions for all food and beverage sectors and features complimentary educational opportunities for attendees on the show floor, though the ProFood Tech Educational Program produced by IDFA. This tradeshow will be a gathering place for food and beverage processing professionals to stay abreast of new trends, insights, equipment and ingredients. IMEC will be among 400 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest in food and beverage technology to 7000 processing professionals.

Participation by leading food and beverage processing associations in the ProFood Tech Partner Program is a truly unique feature of the event,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. “Not only is it an extremely valuable resource for the attendees looking for specific solutions and information – the participating associations experience the value of being an official partner with the show, supporting their members and the processing industry.”

By participating in the ProFood Tech Partner Program, IMEC now has an additional resource that is an invaluable tool that supports the competitive futures of its food and beverage manufacturing clients. With tons of innovations on the show floor represented by food and beverage market sectors on-site, food and beverage manufacturers are sure to find the solutions, connections and insights needed to stay relevant and competitive. IMEC will be on-site in support of your attendance at the show.

Interested in attending? Register here with promo code: IMECCC for complimentary registration and stop by and visit us at booth #213.

Registration for ProFood Tech is $30 until March 1 after which the price will increase to $100. Register online.


About IMEC

IMEC is a non-profit economic development organization focused on fostering long-term economic and workforce competitiveness across the state of Illinois. Committed to driving organizational improvement and enterprise excellence, IMEC provides a range of hands-on, goal oriented solutions in continuous improvement, strategy, workforce, technology and top line growth to lead organizations to their competitive future. IMEC is funded in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership and through fees paid by Illinois businesses for IMEC’s services. IMEC has seven offices statewide and 48 full-time industry improvement specialists. For more information, visit www.imec.org.

About the Producers of ProFood Tech

ProFood Tech is produced in partnership by PMMI, Koelnmesse (organizer of Anuga) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 850 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. It works to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through leading trade media, as well as the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows – PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara.

Koelnmesse GmbH – Global Competence in Food and FoodTecKoelnmesse is an international leader in organizing food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organizes food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business. The events regularly organized by Koelnmesse take place at different intervals and attract more than 53,500 exhibiting companies from 122 countries, as well as approximately 3 million visitors from 221 countries.

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports nearly 3 million jobs that generate more than $161 billion in wages and has an overall economic impact of more than $628 billion. IDFA members range from multinational organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent approximately 90 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. The diverse membership includes numerous food retailers, suppliers and companies that offer infant formula.

Learn more about ProFood Tech by visiting profoodtech.com

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Emily Lee
Program and Partner Manager

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