For the fifth consecutive year, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is sold out.
The 2017 Expo, which is May 23-25 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will showcase more than 800 companies showcasing four acres of confectionery and snack product innovation. More than 17,000 industry professionals from nearly 90 countries are expected to attend.
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo continues to be a proven destination for category professionals to gain the best access to the products, people and insights needed to grow their business; 85 percent of the U.S. candy industry and 75 percent of the U.S. snack industry will be represented at the show.
New features for the 2017 show include:
• “Eye Opener” Morning Knowledge Building Sessions featuring state of the market presentations valued at $150 each, but waived for qualified retail attendees and NCA members.
• The launch of the Small Business Innovator Award, as part of the 2017 Most Innovative New Products Program, is specifically designed to highlight companies with net sales of less than $500,000.
• The debut of Destination Retail which will encompass the Merchandising Gallery of Success along with new technology pods demonstrating the latest in-store advances from leading companies.
Accolades for Sweets & Snacks Expo
Trade Show Executive magazine named the show to its “Fastest 50” list, recognizing the fastest growing trade shows worldwide. The industry's signature trade show received three honors, having been named to the 50 fastest-growing shows by number of exhibiting companies, garnering a “Next 50” award by net square feet of exhibit space and another “Next 50” award by total attendance.
“We are honored to receive such a distinction from Trade Show Executive magazine as proof that the industry recognizes the Sweets & Snacks Expo as the destination where retailers and exhibitors go to grow their businesses,” said Barry Rosenbaum, Expo chairman and president of Nassau Candy Distributors Inc. “The 2017 Expo promises to be no different as we continually seek to solidify our stature as the must-attend event for the candy, snack and specialty categories.”