Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022

Sweets & Snacks Expo announces full education programme for confectionery sector

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The Sweets & Snacks Expo returns to its regular home in Chicago this month. Pic: CN
The Sweets & Snacks Expo returns to its regular home in Chicago this month. Pic: CN

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The 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which takes place in Chicago’s McCormick Place from 23 to 26 May, will include a raft of educational events, organisers have announced.

The show’s new education programming will include industry-specific sessions to give attendees the opportunity to learn from experts, thought-provoking industry panels and confectionery and snack leaders tackling critical issues like supply-chain disruption, revolutionary confectionery and snack product innovation, social media’s influence on purchasing habits and post-pandemic shopping trends.

The education sessions offered at the Sweets & Snacks Expo are unparalleled. As consumer habits continue to change during this uncertain time, access to top-tier education and insights is more important than ever, and this year attendees will have access to some of the brightest minds in the confectionery and snack industries​,” said John Downs, president & CEO of the National Confectioners Association.

Whether they’re looking to prepare for National Candy Month this June, get inspired for a bigger social media presence or rethink their front-end strategy, our attendees can find what they’re looking for – and more – at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo​.”

In addition to a robust education schedule, attendees can find insights across the show floor at many more education-focused show features and hear from 18 retail leaders on the following topics:

Eye-Opener Education

Kicking off before the show floor opens, Eye-Opener education sessions feature insights for the early risers looking to get a jump on learning and connections for the day.

Insight Stage | Sponsored by Barry Callebaut

The Insights Stage, located in the West Hall, is the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s home for the latest data and insights on the confectionery and snack categories from industry thought leaders.

Innovation Stage | Sponsored by Barry Callebaut

The Innovation Stage makes its debut at Sweets & Snacks Expo this year. Here attendees can find industry trends, the latest and greatest confectionery and snack product innovations and more.

Destination Front-End | Sponsored by Barry Callebaut

Destination Front-End takes a closer look at the front-end experience, covering topics from merchandising best practices, disruptions on the front-end, new technologies and more to help Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees learn to manage through this vital and ever-changing section of the store.

Ask an Expert Kiosks | Sponsored by Barry Callebaut

Want to connect one-on-one with some of the experts who have graced the stage at the Sweets & Snacks Expo? The Ask an Expert Kiosk will host a selection of Sweets & Snacks Expo speakers immediately after their on-stage presentations for follow-up questions and added insights.

Registration to attend the Sweets & Snacks Expo and access the show’s exclusive education sessions will remain open through the show, with advanced rate registration closing on 12 May.

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