Sweets & Snacks Expo 2023

Sweets & Snacks Expo opens registration for 2023 as it prepares to exit Chicago

By Anthony Myers

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Sweets & Snacks Expo returns to Chicago for the last time in May. Pic: CN
Sweets & Snacks Expo returns to Chicago for the last time in May. Pic: CN

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The Sweets & Snacks Expo has announced registration is now open for the 2023 show, which takes place at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago from 22 to 25 May.

It will be the last time the prestigious trade fair will be held in Chicago, after organisers announced last year that future shows will take place in other US cities, starting with Indianapolis next year and then Las Vegas.

For the past 25 years, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the premier event for the candy and snack industries and acts as a showcase for the best innovations, as well as unparalleled access to category and retail industry professionals.

The Sweets & Snacks Expo is where the best minds in the candy and snack industries gather to share ideas, make deals and be inspired​,” John Downs, NCA president & CEO, said. “These important categories have proven to be incredibly resilient through challenging times, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring people together in person to propel the candy and snack industries into the future​.”

Hosted by the National Confectioners Association, the show provides exciting opportunities for more than 16,000 attendees across the candy and snack industries. The 2023 show will feature a wide array of educational programming, including groundbreaking data insights and trend tracking across both categories.

Also returning this year is the Supplier Showcase, a marketplace dedicated to helping suppliers to the confectionery and snack industries highlight the ingredients, machinery, packaging and other services that assist manufacturers with addressing evolving consumer needs and desires, as well as Startup Street, a curated showcase of the newest candy and snack business owners.

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