Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024

NCA puts call-out for speakers for 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

By Anthony Myers

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The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024 will be held in Indiana. Pic: NCA
The Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024 will be held in Indiana. Pic: NCA

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The National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo is accepting education curriculum proposals for its 2024 event, which takes place at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 13 to 16 May.

Organisers say it is seeking industry experts and thought leaders who can provide unique insights, strategies and trends to the show’s attendees – retailers, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and brokers in the confectionery and snack industries, while offering a unique opportunity to showcase their thought leadership to an audience of more than 16,000 over the four-day event.

 Sample Topics for Expo Show Floor in Education (May 14 – 16) can include:

•           Generational trends and the impact on the confectionery and snacks categories

•           Trends in retail: eCommerce, technologies, self-checkout, click and collect, voice-activated purchasing or other relevant topics

•           How to incent unplanned purchases online, at self-checkout or click and collect

•           Social media marketing trends

•           Flavour trends in confectionery and snacks

•           Packaging trends in confectionery and snacks

•           How to succeed in the last mile

•           How to leverage product and merchandising innovations to drive sales

•           Tools, tips and proven sales successes to build business in specialty candy stores

•           Social media commerce and how it drives sales in confectionery and snacks categories

•           Trends in better-for-you products

•           The future of candy and snacks in non-traditional channels

•           Snacking and/or treating shopper behaviour

•           Other relevant ideas for the industry


The NCA said it is also accepting education proposals for the Sweets & Snacks Expo Supplier Showcase, a face-to-face marketplace dedicated to helping confectionery and snack suppliers connect with prospective and existing customers that is co-located with the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

The Supplier Showcase has grown by 25% each year since its inception in 2021 and welcomes more than 1,600 attendees with specific interest in the latest in supplier resources.

Sample Topics for the Supplier Showcase (May 13 – 14) can include:

•           Sustainability

•           Packaging trends and innovations

•           Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the supplier community

•           Ingredient trends

•           Data services

•           Technologies in the supply chain

•           Other topics relevant to the Supplier Showcase audiences

As well as exposure at one of the world’s largest confectionery trade fairs, other benefits to speaking at Sweets & Snacks Expo and the Supplier Showcase will include:

•           You will receive two (2) All Access passes to attend the three-day show. (NOTE: all travel expenses are the responsibility of the speaker)

•           You and your company will be promoted in the show’s extensive marketing efforts, beginning in January 2024.

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