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Early Bird Pricing Ends Dec. 20 for Expo Attendees; Booth Registration Ongoing

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Early bird pricing for Food Processing Expo 2020 attendees ends on December 20, while Expo booth registration is ongoing. CLFP members receive a discount for both attendee and booth registration.

Attendee registration for CLFP food processor members is $25 and $150 for affiliate members if you register before December 20. CLFP members also receive a substantial discount on exhibit space at Food Processing Expo 2020, the largest food processing trade show in California. The Expo will be held in Santa Clara, February 12-13. A standard
10’ x 10’ booth space is $1,900 for a CLFP affiliate member, compared to $2,300 for a non-member.

New Location for 2020
Food Processing Expo 2020 will be held in a new location at the Santa Clara Convention Center, February 12-13, and will feature a dynamic and exciting array of speakers and workshops. The Expo is California’s largest food processing trade show and is a must-attend event for all facets of the state’s food production industry.

Two comprehensive Pre-Expo Workshops will be held on February 11 - "Starting a Specialty Food Business" and a “Food Processing Facility Sanitation Workshop.” Multiple workshops will be held throughout the two-day Expo focusing on timely topics such as “The Next Big Thing - Plant-Based Food Products,” “Food Labeling Regulations Update,” “Compliance with the FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule,” “Integrating Robotics and Automation into Your Operations” and much more.

Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association, will be the Kickoff Breakfast Speaker on February 12, and Dr. Ken Goldberg, UC Robotics and AI Lab, will be the Keynote Speaker at a Food Processing Technology Breakfast on February 13. Ken Goldberg is not only a roboticist, he also is and inventor and artist. He is William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley and Chief Scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics. Goldberg is on the Editorial Board of the journal Science Robotics, served as Chair of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department, and co-founded the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.

Technology Showcase
A Food Processing Technology and Innovation Showcase will be held for the first time on the Expo show floor and will be an excellent place for food processors to meet with cutting-edge researchers and innovators who are striving to solve a wide range of technical and operations problems facing food processors. The participants in the Showcase will include technology incubator organizations, startup companies looking to partner with industry, engineering and food science faculty from five universities, and researchers with the California Energy Commission. These organizations can help you find new solutions to issues related to food safety, water conservation, energy use, data management, automation and product development.

Click here to learn more about the Expo and to register. For more information about exhibiting or sponsoring the Expo contact Olivia Johnson.


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