Really Big Show

Dec. 1, 1999
Refrigerated transport equipment suppliers showed their latest products at Worldwide Food Expo '99, held October 28-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Refrigerated transport equipment suppliers showed their latest products at Worldwide Food Expo '99, held October 28-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago. New equipment included a multi-temp refrigeration unit with thin evaporators for medium trucks from Thermo King, an Atlas refrigerated body with polyester-based sandwich panel exterior sidewalls, and a line of Thermo King condensers for eutectic holdover plate refrigeration.

About 30,500 registered for the expo, including about 5,100 international attendees from 120 countries. Major delegations came from Asia, South America, Europe, and Australia. The largest groups were from Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, Denmark, France, England, China, and Venezuela.

More than 1,200 exhibitors showed their products on 572,000 square feet of exhibit space - a 10% increase from the show's floor size two years ago. Besides transportation equipment, the latest processing, packaging, and testing equipment filled McCormick Place's North and South exhibit halls.

The biennial conference and trade show was sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI), the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS), the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), and the National Food Processors Association (NFPA). The next show is scheduled for October 18-21, 2001. More information on Worldwide Food Expo may be found on the show's website, www.worldwidefood.com.

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