The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announces that it has now surpassed the milestone of 200,000 square feet for the 2011 PROCESS EXPO trade show, doubling the size of the 2010 show floor. The show will be held November 1 – 4 at McCormick Place (South Hall) in Chicago.

“This milestone really speaks to the commitment of suppliers to the food and beverage industry,” says Scott Scriven, Chairman of the Food Processing Suppliers Association and President of Weber, Inc. “With ten weeks left to go before this year's PROCESS EXPO, we still have companies eager to sign up and be a part of this event. At the same time, we're seeing an unprecedented amount of promotion both from show management and exhibitors and a strong response in our registration, especially for our educational sessions. We are confident that these factors coming together are helping to build the largest food and beverage focused event in the Western Hemisphere this year."

"We attribute this extraordinary growth in PROCESS EXPO to the leadership on display among FPSA members," remarks David Seckman, President & CEO of FPSA. "Not only have they been instrumental in the decision to move to a biennial show cycle, they act as our best ambassadors as they are actively promoting the show to their customer base, as well as other suppliers to the industry. When you consider how few tradeshows are growing these days, it makes you truly realize the degree of support that PROCESS EXPO enjoys."

Individuals interested in attending PROCESS EXPO 2011 can register on-line at  Companies interested in exhibiting in PROCESS EXPO 2011 should contact Grace Cular Yee, FPSA Director of Sales at A complete list of exhibitors and the updated floor plan for PROCESS EXPO 2011 can be found at