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ISM Cologne – Encourage.Enable.Excite!

In its role as the leading international trade fair for the sweets and snacks industry, the ISM engages actively in these market events, thus shifting the focus in the coming year more to important content and discussions revolving around these challenges with the main theme of "ISM - Encourage.Enable.Excite!"

It offers you impulses, innovations, exciting networking, top-class exhibitors and expert visitors in a unique combination worldwide.

Experience international sweets and snacks at the confectionery fair in Cologne.

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Lab5 by ISM

Lab5 by ISM

Colourful, sweet and savoury treats in one hand, accompanied by coffee or Kölsch in the other. The scent of chocolate, cinnamon and roasted beans in the air. While the musical performance brings the mood to a climax. No. We're not talking about the land of milk and honey here, but the brand new Lab5 by ISM! Curious? Find out more.

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Private label

Private label

At ISM, you find the world’s largest offer of private label for sweets and snacks. View all suppliers here.

Private label

Events ISM 2023

Find out about the latest trends and developments of the confectionery and snacks industry in ISM events!

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Innovation Opportunities in Snacks

Date: Wednesday, March 29

From: 3PM CET | 9AM EST | 9PM SGT

Webinar description:

The latest Innova lifestyles survey reveals more than half of consumers globally snack at least once a day. With enjoyment and indulgence at the top of the list of purchase drivers, the appetite for innovative new savory and sweet snack offerings has never been greater. Ahead of the ISM/Pro Sweets trade show in Cologne, Innova presents a webinar looking in-depth at the major growth opportunities in the snacking space.

Applying our Insights 360 approach for total category coverage, we focus on four inspiring innovation areas and the key macro, consumer and category trends. Join our Insights & Innovation Team Manager Nicole Jansen as she shares industry insights that will reveal opportunities and drive growth in the snacking sector.

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Start-up Area

Start-ups at ISM

The Start-up Area in the new “Lab5 by ISM” in Hall 5.2 presents 20 newly founded enterprises from 10 countries. Their origins span from Germany to Australia, their products from stuffed and chocolate-coated figs, ayurvedic turmeric mints or vegan sweets as well as cricket party snacks or organice tea creations.

Start-up Area

Impressions of ISM 2022

Segments at ISM

Segments at ISM

Changes in consumer needs lead to new nutritional trends and product innovations. As the world’s largest trade fair for confectionery and snack items, the ISM is picking up on these trends and enhancing its product worlds with new theme areas to do with sweet and savoury in-between snacks.

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Online application for exhibitors

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ISM is entering the next round. You can register as an exhibitor here.

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ISM 2023

New Products ISM 2023

As an exhibitor, take the opportunity to put your new products in the right light at ISM. Simply go to our innovations tool and present your new confectionery and snacks to our international trade audience and the press.

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ProSweets Cologne will be held once in April in 2023: as a compact and agile Special Edition.

ProSweets Cologne will be held once in April in 2023: as a compact and agile Special Edition.

This ensures that ProSweets Cologne and ISM will continue to be closely interlinked in 2023. The central location of the Special Edition on the central boulevard provides exhibitors and visitors of both trade fairs with unique opportunities to exchange ideas on site.

Four Segments in Focus

  1. Packaging and packaging materials
  2. Production and packaging technology
  3. Operating equipment and auxiliary devices
  4. Raw materials and ingredients

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One-time postponement of ISM to 23 - 25 April 2023

ISM will be postponed once next year from the end of January to the new date of 23 - 25 April 2023 . In this way, Koelnmesse is taking into account the wishes of the associations sponsoring ISM. The entire sweets and snacks industry is currently facing extreme challenges with dramatic cost explosions for raw materials, energy and logistics as well as an almost incalculable consumer behaviour, according to the associations. The industry now hopes that the difficult situation will calm down and that there will be much better planning certainty at the later date of the fair in April 2023.

ISM Cologne – intriguing facts that spark your curiosity

around 15,000* (38,000)

trade visitors from 96 (148) countries

1.085* (1.774)

exhibitors from all 56 (76) countries

90,000 m²* (120.000 m²)

exhibition space covering

87,5 %* (87,5%)

of the exhibitors are international

*ISM 2022 figures during the pandemic. The figures for ISM 2020 before the pandemic are given in brackets.

You can look forward to ISM!

The next ISM will take place on site in Cologne from 23.04–25.04.2023.

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