September 17, 2019

Food Processing Suppliers Association having breakout sessions at PROCESS EXPO

The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA’s) Networks are hosting 30-minute Meet-Ups during show hours at PROCESS EXPO. These relaxed, informal venues are a time to learn about the Networks, meet the members, and build new relationships. The Networks were created to integrate key topics that are critical to the FPSA Councils (Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Meat, Prepared Foods and Pet Food) to allow for cross industry collaboration and to create new avenues of engagement for FPSA members. The topics are based on technical (food safety, packaging and technology) and social (Women’s Alliance and Young Professionals) issues.

New this year, the Young Professionals Group and Women’s Alliance Network are integrating a few of their Meet-Ups with Food for Thought Sessions. The Food for Thought Sessions feature well-respected food and beverage professionals who will give an inspirational talk of what the industry has meant to them professionally and personally and why they volunteer for FPSA.

“All PROCESS EXPO attendees are welcome to join any of the Network Meet-Ups or join a Network in general,” said David Seckman, president and CEO of FPSA. “We want people to share their or topics of interest with like-minded professionals and walk away with solutions to bring back to their company.”

PROCESS EXPO is at McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 8-11, 2019. Here is the Meet-Ups schedule:

Tuesday, October 8

11:30 a.m.-noon — Young Professionals Group Meet-Up and Food for Thought Session (featuring Ken Hagedorn, FPSA and Foundation Board of Directors Member and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Naegele, Inc.)│the QUAD booth 1377

12:30-1 p.m. — Women’s Alliance Network Meet-Up and Food for Thought Session (featuring Jean Moran, past FPSA board of director chair and former CEO of LMI Packaging Solutions, Inc.)│FPSA booth 2848

4-4:30 p.m. — Technology Network Happy Hour Meet-Up│FPSA booth 2848

Wednesday, October 9

11:30 a.m.-noon — Young Professionals Group Meet-Up and Food for Thought Session (featuring Patrick McGady, vice-chair of the Pet Food Council and National Sales Manager for Handtmann)│the QUAD booth 1377

3:30-4 p.m. — Women’s Alliance Network Meet-Up (immediately following “Cargill’s Leadership Brand: Lessons from a General Manager and Soldier” educational session)│Theater II booth 4568

Thursday, October 10

11:30 a.m.-noon — Food for Thought Session (featuring Steve Radke, vice-chair of the Prepared Foods Council and Director of Sales at JBTC)│the QUAD booth 1377

12:30-1 p.m. — Young Professionals Group Meet-Up│FPSA booth 284

4-4:30 p.m. — Joint Food Safety Network and Packaging Network Happy Hour Meet-Up│FPSA booth 2848

Friday, October 11

10:30-11 a.m. — Women’s Alliance Network Meet-Up (immediately following the Young Professionals Group Career Roundtables)│Theater II booth 4568

For more information on the show, visit its website.