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ISM Cologne – Everything the heart desires

Welcome to ISM Cologne, the world’s leading trade fair for confectionery and snacks!

ISM Cologne, the world’s leading trade fair for confectionery and snacks offers inspiration and innovation, exciting networking possibilities, top-class exhibitors and competent visitors. This perfect combination is unique around the globe. You will also find the world’s largest offer of trademark confectionery and snacks. Discover international confectionery and snacks at the confectionery and snacks trade fair in Cologne.

Hand in hand: In co-operation with ProSweets Cologne, the international supplier trade fair for the confectionery and snacks industry, ISM Cologne represents the entire industrial value chain. From January 31 to February 03 in 2021, the trade fair duo will once again turn the cathedral city Cologne into the hotspot of the confectionery and snacks industry.



ISM Cologne – intriguing facts that spark your curiosity


Exhibitors from all over the world

around 37,000

Trade visitors from 148 countries

120,000 m²

exhibition space covering


of the exhibitors are international


Dear customers and partners of Koelnmesse,

it is our firm goal to hold ISM at the planned time from 31.01. to 03.02.2021 in Cologne on our trade fair grounds. Due to the latest decisions taken by government offices and public authorities in Germany on 06 May 2020, from 30 May 2020, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia will be permitting the holding of trade fairs and congresses, subject to conditions.

As a trade fair with a B2B orientation, ISM is fundamentally different from sporting events and public festivals. With trade fairs, the focus is upon personal conversations and business contacts. As event professionals, we see ourselves in a position to create framework conditions suitable to trade fairs, even in times such as these. With this in mind, we will define and implement specific criteria and steps to meet the conditions for hosting ISM.

The measures indicated include appropriate hygiene, distancing between stakeholders and interaction with one another, as well as consequent specifications for the processes in place at entrances, in the halls and at the stands. We depend upon professional behaviour on the part of exhibitors and visitors; we will fully register participants and make use of the flexibility and size of our fair grounds as well as the capabilities of our digital guidance systems. Under these conditions we are continuing the preparations for ISM and look forward to a successful trade fair together with our exhibitors and visitors!

UFI: Global framework for reopening exhibitions and B2B trade events post the emergence from COVID-19

European Exhibition Industry Alliance: Position Paper - Exhibitions and Live Events are the fast track to economic recovery

AUMA: German Economy Needs Exhibitions for Restart

As every international trade fair, the ISM will play a decisive role in showing the participating industries the solutions and trends for a successful future again. Production, logistics, sales and communication will change, networking of the players, reactivation of economic relationships and the establishment of new business will be more important than ever before. It is essential for all market participants to actively prepare for this now.

You will find further information here .

Cologne, 12.05.2020

ISM Cologne, the world’s leading trade fair for confectionery and snacks

The most important hub for business and innovations worldwide.

Exhibitors of ISM

Finding exhibitors at ISM

You want to know which exhibitors were present at the ISM 2020? Then have a look through the exhibitor search of the world's leading trade fair for confectionery and snacks.

Exhibtors of ISM 2020

Winner of the ISM Award 2020

Every year, ISM honors extraordinary accomplishments in the confectionery and snacks industry. Find out who won the coveted ISM Award 2020.

ISM Award 2020

Highlights of ISM 2020

Look back at ISM 2020.

Business Networking ISM

Business Networking

Make an appointment with our business partners at ISM Cologne via Matchmaking365 and expand your business networking. With ISM Networking you can contact potential business partners and make valuable connections within the confectionery and snacks industry.

Go to ISM Matchmaking365

Sweets and Snacks at ISM Cologne

Discover the global offer of confectionery and snacks at the industry’s leading international trade fair. Global leaders as well as startup companies present the latest trends in snacks and confectionery. Would you like to find out more about the exhibitors and events of ISM 2020?

Impressions and highlights of ISM Cologne 2020!

Related food fairs by Koelnmesse

The Event for Sweets and Snacks Professionals in the Middle East Dubai, 3-5.11.2020.

Visit the yummex Middle East website

The international supplier fair for the sweets and snacks industry 02.-05.02.2020.

Visit the ProSweets Cologne website


Further information

We were at ISM Cologne – Top buyers in 2020

Aeon at ISM
Ahold at ISM
Albertsons at ISM
Aldi at ISM
Amazon at ISM
Auchan at ISM
Bartels-Langness at ISM
Big Lots at ISM
Bünting at ISM
Carrefour at ISM
Casino at ISM
ConocoPhilips (JET) at ISM
Coop at ISM
Costco at ISM
CVS Caremark at ISM
Dennreee at ISM
DM Drogeriemarkt at ISM
Dohle at ISM
E.Leclerc at ISM
Edeka at ISM
El Corte Inglés
Esselunga at ISM
Globus at ISM
Handelshof at ISM
Homeplus at ISM
Hussel at ISM
Ikea at ISM
Klaas + Kock at ISM
Kaes at ISM
Kaufland at ISM
Lekkerland at ISM
Lüning at ISM
Magnit at ISM
Mercadona at ISM
Metro at ISM
Migros at ISM
Müller at ISM
Netto at ISM
Norma at ISM
Orlen at ISM
Real at ISM
Rewe at ISM
Rossmann at ISM
Sainsbury at ISM
Schwarz/Lidl at ISM
Seven and I at ISM
Spar Internatonal at ISM
Sysco at ISM
Tegut at ISM
Tesco at ISM
Total (Elf) at ISM
Transgourmet at ISM
Walgreen at ISM
Walmart at ISM
Whole Foods
Wing Ace at ISM
Woolworth at ISM
XS Retail at ISM

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