ISM: 28.–31.01.2024 #ISMCOLOGNE

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You can look forward to ISM!

The next ISM will take place on site in Cologne from 28.-31.01.2024.

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ISM Cologne - presented itself from its chocolate side

After three days of intensive discussions and great product presentations, ISM 2023 closes its halls. The guiding theme "Encourage. Enable. Excite!" addressed the challenges facing the industry in the areas of climate, raw materials, energy, supply chains, logistics and digitalisation.

A special highlight was the Lab5 by ISM in Hall 5.2, where visitors could relax to atmospheric music, network and toast an inspiring visit to the fair at the Lab5 Bar.

The Expert Stage was once again the central contact point for the latest developments in the confectionery and snack industry.

We thank all participants for their visit!


ISM 2023: Strong participation demonstrates the industry's optimism

Return to the usual January date in 2024

Read here the final report
Lab5 by ISM

Lab5 by ISM

Sweet treats in one hand, a coffee in the other. The scent of chocolate and cinnamon in the air. The music brought the mood to a climax. That was the brand new Lab5 by ISM!

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Events ISM 2023

Did you miss an event? Read more about the trends and latest developments in the confectionery and snack industry during ISM 2023 here!

These were the exhibitors at ISM 2023.

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Start-up Area

Start-ups at ISM

20 start-up companies from 10 countries made their debut in the Start-up Area in Lab5 by ISM (Hall 5.2). The product range included filled and chocolate-coated figs, Ayurvedic turmeric mints, party snacks made from insects and much more.

Start-up Area
Private label

Private label

At ISM this year, you once again experienced the world's largest range of private labels for confectionery and snacks.

Suppliers for private labels
Segments at ISM

Segments at ISM

Changing consumer needs generate new nutrition trends and product innovations. As the world's largest trade fair for confectionery and snacks, ISM highlighted these trends and supplemented its product worlds with new themed areas around sweet or savoury indulgence for in-between.

To the segments of ISM

ISM Cologne – intriguing facts that spark your curiosity

around 25,000

trade visitors from 135 countries

72 %

of the trade visitors are international


exhibitors from all 70 countries

88 %

of the exhibitors are international

Our Trade Fairs for the Industry Sector >>Sweets & Snacks and Food<<

Germany | Cologne | 23.04.-25.04.2023


Information about ISM

Japan | Tokyo | 10.-12.04.2024

ISM Japan

Information about ISM Japan

UAE | Dubai | 7.-9.11.2023

ISM Middle East

Information about ISM Middle East

China | Shenzhen | 10.-12.05.2023


Information about SIGEP China

Germany | Cologne | 23.–25.04.2023

ProSweets Cologne

Information about ProSweets Cologne

Colombia | Bogotá | 18.-21.06.2024


Information about Alimentec

India | Mumbai | 07.-09.09.2023


Information about ANUFOOD India

Brazil | São Paulo | 11.-13.04.2023


Information about ANUFOOD Brazil

China | Shenzhen | 10.-12.05.2023


Information about ANUFOOD China

Germany | Cologne | 07.-11.10.2023


Information about Anuga

Japan | Tokyo | 10.-12.04.2024

Anuga Select Tokyo

Information about Anuga Select Tokyo

Thailand | Bangkok | 23.-27.05.2023

THAIFEX − Anuga Asia

Information about THAIFEX − Anuga Asia

Japan | Tokyo | 12.-14.04.2023

Wine & Gourmet Japan - powered by ProWein

Information about Wine & Gourmet Japan

Look back at ISM Cologne 2023!

The fascinating world of confectionery and snacks finally made its way back into the Cologne exhibition halls! From 23.04. to 25.04.2023, the world's leading trade fair ISM once again presented itself as a trend platform and indispensable network.

At ISM 2023 you could experience new inspirations and contacts as well as groundbreaking product trends. Look back on an unforgettable industry event.

Experience the highlights of ISM 2023 once again here