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New Dates Announced for 2021


As a result of feedback from the community, and at the guidance of the State of Illinois, we have again made the difficult decision to adjust the structure of the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition (iPBS).

  • The iPBS Conference will still take place during the April 27-29, 2021 dates however, in an immersive virtual format. This adjustment allows delegates ease of access and cost containment while providing the rich technical education that has come to be expected within this conference.
  • The iPBS Exhibition will now take place August 24-26, 2021 at the same location — the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The in-person event will showcase enriched educational content prominently featured from Center Stage, building upon subjects and solutions covered in the April Digital Conference experience.
  • The next in the series of The Powder Show Digital Flow, a series designed to engage our powder bulk & solids processing community, is scheduled for February 18. To learn more and register for this free event, please click here.

We hope to see you at The Powder Show Digital Flow in February, the iPBS Digital Conference in April and together again during the iPBS Exhibition in August!

Join Us February 18, 2021 for the Next Powder Show Digital Flow Event!

The #1 Processing Event in North America

For more than four decades, members of the powder and bulk solids processing community have been gathering in Rosemont, IL — just outside of Chicago — to share ideas, innovations, and products.

The biennial International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition — commonly known as The Powder Show — welcomes 3,000+ industry professionals and 425+ suppliers at North America's largest powder and bulk solids technology event.

Be part of this long-standing tradition — join suppliers and decision makers from all 50 states and more than 30 countries in Rosemont.

"The Powder Show offers incredible networking opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, and amazing options for suppliers. It’s an all-in-one stop for anyone in the powder business."
iPBS 2018 attendee


From specific training on new technology to a refresh of the fundamentals, the expert-led conference sessions provide the education you need to support your work and advance your career. The information-packed conference will address topics ranging from combustible dust and dust collection to screening and separation. Plus, learn the latest regulations and standards.


See it. Feel it. Hear it. This is the one show where you can meet 425+ processing-focused exhibitors and get an up-close look at their products in action. (Yes, it can get noisy.)

Connect with product experts who can help you develop a complete line, whether you work in the food, pharma, metals, or personal care industries.

A Look to the Future: 2025 Market Forecasts

Projected pet food ingredient market value

Anticipated worth of global automated material handling equipment market

Predicted share of global conveying equipment

Who Can Benefit from The Powder Show

From the hundreds of suppliers to the dozens of educational sessions, everyone involved in processing and bulk materials handling technology, systems, and projects will benefit from attending the expo and conference.


Research & Development
Executive Managers & Owners
Manufacturing & Production
Plant Management,
Operations, & Maintenance
Purchasing, Business
Development, & Sales


Food & Beverage
Pet Food
Paper, Pulp, and Pigments

Industry Professionals
Countries Represented
Conference Sessions

"The Powder Show provides great exposure to bulk solids handling and processing manufacturers and their equipment. It’s a large show with a very positive and engaging atmosphere."
— iPBS 2018 attendee

Event Partners

Association Partner


Academic Partner


Association Partner



Powder & Bulk Solids

Venue Information

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont (Chicago), IL 60018
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Tuesday–August 24, 2021 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday–August 25, 2021 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday–August 26, 2021 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Digital Conference:
Tuesday–April 27, 2021
Wednesday–April 28, 2021
Thursday–April 29, 2021
The Digital Conference hours will be added as the event approaches, please check back periodically.

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