Organizers said that many features of the show, including Destination Retail and industry awards, will remain an important part of the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo, and some features originally scheduled to debut at the 2020 show will be unveiled in Indianapolis, including the Most Innovative New Product Awards Reception and the Supplier Showcase.
The Expo will introduce new safety precautions and reimagine favorite events to prioritize attendee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After much discussion with our stakeholders in the candy and snack industries and careful consideration of our options, we’ve seen strong support for an in-person event,” NCA President & CEO John Downs said. “We want to balance the safety and welfare of our attendees with their desire to conduct in-person business and therefore have decided to move forward with a show that exceeds expectations and makes every effort to keep our attendees safe.”
Booth sales for the 2021 show will open shortly, and attendee registration will open January 2021.
A spokesperson said: “The environment is changing rapidly as the pandemic evolves, and the NCA is committed to working closely with state and local officials to ensure that the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo is a safe event for all attendees.”