ISM: 23.–25.04.2023 #ISMCOLOGNE

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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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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.

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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.

To the segments of ISM

Why ISM is worth it

Sabine Schommer, Director ISM, and the ISM sales team explain succinctly why there is no way around ISM's participation.

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.

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