Review event programme 2018

At this place you find an overview of the highlights of the events of the ISM 2018.

Visitors joined one of our guided tours and learned about the latest trends of the sweets and snacks sector.

Visitors got an overview of the different formats of the German confectionery retail market.

Coffee has been an integral part of the trade fair concept since 2015 and is now even being covered with its own special show in hall 5.2, the Cologne Coffee Forum. Different exhibitors showed the broad range of coffee. In addition, visitors could take part at Espresso seminars and coffee Pairings.

Learn more here about the Cologne Coffee Forum.

During a festive gala evening on 28 January 2018 the ISM Award was presented for the fifth time. This year’s award went to Dylan Lauren for her innovative concept „Dylan’s Candy Store“.

Learn more here about the ISM Award and the winner of 2018.

Again in 2018 guests could discover interesting new products in the sweets and snacks industry at the “New Product Showcase”.

Learn more here about New Product Showcase.

The ISM Expert Stage is the first contact point for the exchange of knowledge and information events within the ISM. This is where current topics of the sweets and snacks sector will be covered.

Learn more here about the ISM Expert Stage.

In line with the motto „Sweet Future", a group of international design students at the Köln International School of Design (KISD) designed a broad range of new product concepts and product packaging. These innovations, which generate inspiration and new momentum, would shown exclusively to the trade visitors at ISM.

You could find this special show between the halls 4 and 5.

Innova Market Insights presented at the center boulevard in front of hall 5 the special show Sweet Trends at ISM 2017, highlighting key trends and current developments in sweets and snacks.

Moreover, three times a day Innova Market Insights hold their trend presentations at the Expert Stage.

Here you can get more information about the presentation topics.

Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights provideed at an Webinar an overview of the key drivers in new product innovation and how they wouldl impact the confectionery and snacks categories.

Impressions of 2018