The Westin Beach Resort and Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL is the site of Food Engineering’s 15th annual Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo.

The Conference provides you with an excellent introduction to present your equipment and or services to key customers and new prospects. Food Engineering’s conference draws hundreds of senior level Engineers, Operations, and Manufacturing Executives from the food and beverage industry that are too busy to attend any thing less than a top-notch educational event.

The Expo is an economical way to meet face to face with qualified food and beverage processors in a relaxed business environment.  The Expo is limited to 50 exhibitors. The Expo will be held Monday, April 7th from 12:00 - 3:30 pm and a reception will be held during the Expo from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. A barbecue dinner immediately follows the reception. On Tuesday, April 8th, the Expo is open from 7:30 - 9:00 am.

Exhibitor Contract & Floor Plan will be available in September.

Reserve your space by January 10, 2014 and save $200!

On-Site Information

Exhibitors may pick up their badges, check in, and begin set-up on Monday, April 7th at 9:00 a.m. Set-up must be completed by 11:45 a.m. Booth tear down will begin immediately following the close of the Expo on Tuesday at 9:00 am. 
Booth Features
All 8’ depth by 10’ width exhibit spaces include:
• 8’ pipe and drape backing and 3’ pipe and drape sidewalls
• Carpet
• 6’ skirted table
• 2 chairs
• 1 wastebasket
• 2 Exhibitor passes for the Expo only.  Exhibit fee includes the following meals for 2 representatives at each booth.  On Monday, April 7th, a refreshment break during set-up, lunch and reception during the Expo, the barbecue dinner on Monday evening, and breakfast on Tuesday morning during the Expo.  Individuals attending the Conference Sessions must register and pay the conference registration fee.
• One 7” x 44” sign with registered company name
• Complimentary list of attendees (available at the Conference) and provided in electronic format after the Conference.

Exhibitors are responsible for electrical and any additional display furnishings beyond those outlined above. Exhibitors will be emailed an Exhibitor Services Kit one month prior to the Expo.

Exhibit Costs
Booth Price is based on an 8’ x 10’ exhibit space.

Early Bird Special (Paid in full By January 10, 2014):  $1,750
Standard Fee (Paid in full After January 13, 2014):   $1,950

Questions? Contact Marge Whalen, Senior Event Manager, at (847) 405-4071 or

Exhibit Space Allocation
Food Engineering will attempt to accommodate Exhibitor’s booth location preferences noted on its contracts.  All booth requests are considered in the order of receipt of contract and payment. 

EXHIBITOR MANUAL and a Confirmation Letter will be sent to Exhibitors mid February.