The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) announced on May 9, 2016 that it signed an agreement with Messe Frankfurt, the owner of the world famous IFFA trade show, in support of both organizations' trade show events. Tom Kittle, FPSA chairman of the board, and Wolfgang Marzin, CEO of Messe Frankfurt, made the agreement official during a press conference at the 2016 IFFA show in Frankfurt, Germany, last May. Part of the multi-year agreement includes promoting FPSA's PROCESS EXPO globally and jointly supporting IFFA as well as Messe Frankfurt's other successful food-focused events that it hosts all over the world. PROCESS EXPO is held every two years with the next show being held Sept. 19-22 in Chicago, while IFFA is held every three years and the next show is slated for May 4-9, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany. Kittle, who is also president of Handtmann Inc. and Handtmann Canada Limited, and Marzin discussed the partnership with MEAT+POULTRY.