PROCESS EXPO 2017

Start Date: 2017-09-19
End Date: 2017-09-22
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

PROCESS EXPO, is the nation’s largest trade show for all segments of the food and beverage industry. Occurring only once every two years, PROCESS EXPO will take place September 19-22, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Produced by FPSA, PROCESS EXPO is the nation’s largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage industry.

Processors gain a competitive advantage with the innovative technology on the show floor, where food processing and packaging experts demonstrate their machines and products. Both veterans and those new to food and beverage processing get training on food safety, trends, leadership, and more.

Some 19,000 attendees representing the full spectrum of food manufacturing are expected to attend, along with some 600 food processing and packaging equipment exhibitors from the dairy, meat/poultry/seafood, beverage, bakery, prepared foods, confectionary and pet foods sectors.

PROCESS EXPO is a participant in the 2017 International Buyer IBP Select Program.

Food & Hotel China 2016

November 9-11, 2016
Shanghai, China

The 19th International Exhibition for the Food, Drinks, Hospitality, Foodservice, Bakery & Retail Industries.

The Premier Business Exhibition for the global food and hospitality sector in China

22 years of FHC in China. 20 editions in Shanghai alone.

The exhibition of choice for exporters and importers of food and beverages. More International companies and country pavilions than any food exhibition in China.

2,150 food and wine exporters and distributors from 66 countries participated at FHC and ProWine China 2015.

Visitors are decision makers and buyers from China’s retailers 40%; Importers and distributors 35% and hospitality sector 25%.

53,295 visitor attended FHC 2015, 55% from Shanghai; 39% from other regions of China and 6% from overseas.

Organsied by CIE a member of Allworld Exhibitions, responsible for Organisation Asia’s leading food and wine trade exhibitions. 14 shows in 9 Asian countries.

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China Moves to Reopen Market to U.S. Beef

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement:
“I welcome the announcement from China’s Ministry of Agriculture that it has lifted its ban on U.S. beef following a recently concluded review of the U.S. supply system. This announcement is a critical first step to restore market access for U.S. beef and beef products. We look forward to prompt engagement by the relevant authorities for further technical discussions on the specific conditions that will allow trade to resume. True access to China’s beef market—consistent with science-based, international standards for trade—remains a top priority for the United States. The United States produces the highest-quality beef in the world, and China’s 1.3 billion consumers are an important market for U.S. producers. The Obama Administration and USDA will continue to press trading partners to eliminate unfair barriers to trade that hamper American farmers and ranchers.”

Background for Reporters
Following the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in December 2003, U.S. beef and beef product exports fell. Since 2003, USDA has led a multi-agency, full-court press, dedicating significant resources to restore foreign market access for U.S. beef. As a result, U.S. beef shipments had regained pre-BSE volumes by 2011 and even reached record values by 2014. Another central element of the U.S. strategy to maintain and expand foreign market access is insistence on policies that are based on the guidelines of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Since January 2015, USDA has gained additional market access for U.S. beef in 16 countries, including: Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guatemala, Iraq, Lebanon, Macau, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Africa, Ukraine, Vietnam and Brazil.

The past seven years have represented the strongest period in history for American agricultural exports, with international sales of U.S. farm and food products surpassing $1 trillion between fiscal years 2009 and the present.

Snapshot of the Beef Export Market in 2003
In FY 2003, U.S. beef exports (excluding beef products) totaled $3.0 billion (0.9 million tons) to 112 countries. As a result of the December 2003 BSE case, U.S. beef exports fell to $1.1 billion (0.3 million tons) in FY 2004.

Snapshot of the Current Market
In spite of some remaining restrictions, which USDA continues to prioritize, U.S. beef exports have recovered to pre-2003 levels. In FY 2015, U.S. beef exports totaled $5.8 billion (0.8 million tons) to 112 countries.

Snapshot of China’s Market Now and Then
In 2003, China’s imports of beef totaled $15 million (12,000 tons), including $10 million from the United States. In recent years, China’s imports have risen dramatically, reaching a record $2.3 billion in 2015. USDA forecasts that China will surpass Japan as the second-largest beef importer (after the United States) with imports estimated at 825,000 tons in 2016. Rapidly rising demand for beef has been fueled by middle-class growth and has made China the fastest-growing beef market in the world.

17Th Annual Asian Small Business Expo 

Saturday, September 10th, 2016
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Almansor Court Conference Center
700 S Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

“Recipes for Growth”

The Asian Small Business Expo is the only business-to-business Expo that engages the Asian business community and brings this growing economic force into the mainstream to connect and utilize your company and its services.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, franchises and governmental and legislative representatives.

Event Highlights
Network with hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs start-ups.
40+ Exhibitors
Establish valuable new contacts.
Learn about new start-up opportunities.
Attend FREE business workshops.
Discover new and useful business services and methods.

It’s FREE to attend!

Workshop Schedule

9:30a – 10:30a
Recipes for Funding Opportunities
Financing options for your business at every stage of growth

9:30a – 10:30a
Finding Your Target Marget
Learn savvy marketing strategies and tips
Guest speakers: Ji Young Denick of MineMR
Esther Tseng, Freelance Food Writer
Stan Lee, Food Videographer

10:45a – 11:45a
Ingredients for a Successful Business (Women’s Entrepreneur Panel)
​Come listen to three amazing & inspiring women entrepreneurs and their paths to business success!
Annie Choi, Owner of Found Coffee
Ginger Dimapasok, Owner of Cafe 86
Khiow Hui Lim, Founder, iDigBrand, Inc.

​10:45a – 11:45a
Important Changes to the Minimum Wage & Labor Law
Is your business ready for the new minimum wage requirements?

12:15p – 1:15p
​The Art of Effective Business Networking
It’s all about relationship-building
Featured Speaker: John Bwarie, Co-Founder, Stratiscope

12:15p – 1:15p
New Opportunities in Financing
What alternative lending options are available for small businesses?
Speakers: Kiva, CDC Small Business Finance, Opportunity Fund

FREE Admission, FREE Workshops, FREE Parking, Networking, Business Advice

http://www.apisbp.org/expo
smallbiz@apisbp.org

The Entry Process

Wednesday
July 20, 2016
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

On December 31, 2016, imports regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) will need to be processed in a paperless system. Preparing for this change is important in order to prevent delays in clearance.

This event is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles World Airports at no cost to you.

To learn how to navigate the Entry Process to Reduce Delays!

Attend The Entry Process

Wednesday July 20, 2016
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

On December 31, 2016, imports regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to be processed in a paperless system. Preparing for this change is important in order to prevent delays in clearance.

This event is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles World Airports at NO COST.

Please join this event to learn how to navigate the Entry Process to Reduce Delays!

SIAL CHINA 2016

Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)
2345 Longyang Road
Pudong, Shanghai, 201204
China
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 5:00 PM (CST)

SIAL China is the largest food & beverage exhibitions in Asia. With the proven success in the past 16 editions, SIAL CHINA 2016 is expected to greet 3,000 exhibitorsand68,000 visitorswith 127,000 sqm exhibition spaces. Featured with top class events such as La Cuisine by SIAL, SIAL Innovation, Retail & Hospitality Forum, World Tour by SIAL, After SIAL Party, The Fresh, Chocolate world, The Consumer Goods Forum, China National Specialty Tea Brewers Cup Event and many more, SIAL CHINA 2016 will be the major meeting point for Asian’s food inspirations and business.