Expo 2010 Fact Sheet by JoeyVagana


									                                                                                                 he Largest Regional Food Manufacturing
Expo in North America

Expo 2010 Fact Sheet
Name of Show:                                 Northwest Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo
Show Producer:                                Northwest Food Processors Association
Show Dates:                                   January 17-20, 2010
Show Location:                                Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, USA
About the Event:
The Expo is considered the largest regional Food Processing Expo in North America. The event is held annually in Portland and attracts almost 4,000 food processing
industry professionals from across the country. In addition to featuring over 440 exhibitor booths in the SOLUTIONS Marketplace Exhibit Hall, the event offers industry
relevant sessions with industry relevant information featuring high level speakers to encourage a broad based attendance by food processor company personnel.
Food processing industry professionals from the northwest, the United States and around the world attend this Expo. The event attracts a full range of industry
professionals from CEO’s, plant managers, purchasing managers, production and quality assurance managers, to the mechanics on the production floor. They come to
attend sessions and to see and learn about the latest technology, systems and related information that can improve their operations. They also attend to gain valuable
ideas and insights from first hand contact with representatives from the world’s leading equipment and services producers… the exhibitors.
With over 440 booths, the SOLUTIONS Marketplace exhibit hall floor offers an excellent resource for food processors to gain useful information about the latest
equipment, services and or supplies. A wide range of leading manufacturers and service providers display their products and services including: processing and
packaging equipment manufacturers, flow systems, pest control materials handling, safety, cold storage warehouse facilities, waste management, packaging supplies,
sanitation, water treatment, computer software, instrumentation, technology, banking, transportation, consulting, and more.
Expo Hall Pavilions & Special Events:
To encourage attendees to spend more time in the exhibit hall, the Expo features special interest Pavilion areas geared to specific industries, technologies and solutions.
This year’s Pavilions will include: Innovation & Productivity, Tech Town, Member Product Showcase, recently expanded Talent Pipeline & Education will feature a Job Board
again, and the NWFPA Member Information booth. The traditionally well attended Sample Display will be held Monday afternoon and the ever popular Chef’s Cooking
Demonstrations will be part of the 2010 Expo again this year.
Expo Education Sessions:
The Expo sessions feature top level speakers and educators who address the major issues and topics impacting the food processing industry and the region. The
sessions are held each day and cover a broad spectrum of topics including: Energy and Environment; Food Safety, Defense and Technology; Government Affairs and
Productivity and Innovation.
NWFPA General Sessions & Events:
Several interesting and informative events are held throughout the multi-day Expo. These events are also designed to offer additional networking opportunities for
attendees and exhibitors. The Expo kicks off with the well attended Sunday evening Opening Reception. The daily breakfasts and lunch sessions are also well attended
and feature prominent speakers from government and the private sector.
For Additional Information Contact:
Northwest Food Processors Association
8338 NE Alderwood Rd., Suite 160, Portland, Oregon 97220,
Telephone: 503.327.2212 • Email: expo@nwfpa.org • www.nwfpa.org

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