ISM: 02.–05.02.2020 #ISM

Facts and figures

The world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks
Date of the event
Organizer of the fair
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln
Event frequency
Conceptual sponsor
Committee for the world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks (AISM)
Koelnmesse, Cologne Exhibition Centre
Opening hours
For exhibitors:
02.-04.02.2020 08:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
05.02.2020 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. NEW

For visitors:
02.-04.02.2020 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
05.02.2020 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. NEW
Tickets 2020
Online: 49.00 EUR
Box office: 79.00 EUR

Online: 77.00 EUR
Box office: 99.00 EUR

Online: 89.00 EUR
Box office: 109.00 EUR
Product segments
  • Chocolate and chocolate products
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Biscuits
  • Snack foods
  • Trend Snacks
  • Natural Sweets
  • Breakfast Snacks
  • Ice cream, deep-frozen confectionerys
  • Other
Fair profile
The world's leading trade fair for sweets and snacks bids you a warm welcome!
A successful combination between impulses and innovations, exciting networking, first-class exhibitors and competent visitors forms an offer that is unique around the globe. Heart and soul: In conjunction with ProSweets Cologne, the international supplier trade fair for the sweets and snacks industry, ISM represents the entire industrial value chain. From 02. to 05.02.2020, the trade fair duo will once again turn the cathedral city into the hotspot of the industry.
Mailing of application forms for exhibitors
February/March 2019
Hall allocation
2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2, CC East
Construction and dismantling periods
Construction period
30.01.2020, 8:00 a.m. to
01.02.2020, 8:00 p.m.

Dismantling period
05.02.2020 from 4:00 p.m. NEW consistently to
06.02.2020 till midnight
07.02.2020, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From 06.02.2020, midnight till 07.02.2020, 7:00 a.m. dismantling is not possible!
Access authorisation
Trade visitors only
Target groups exhibitors
Manufacturers and Distributors of sweets and snacks ready packed for retail sale under the following headings:
  • Chocolate and chocolate products
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Biscuits
  • Snack foods
  • Trend Snacks
  • Natural Sweets
  • Breakfast Snacks
  • Ice cream, deep-frozen confectionery
  • Other
Target groups visitors
Buyers of the following retail and wholesale will be admitted:
  • Confectionery, food and beverage wholesale, import and purchasing associations
  • Trade chains and their regional branches
  • Filling stations-chains - central/local administration
  • Hypermarkets
  • Suppliers for foodservice
  • Retail confectionery trade
  • Pastry shops, cafés, bakeries, confectioneries
  • Cash & carry operations
  • Bakery requirement wholesale
  • Health food wholesalers
  • Drugstore chains
  • Department stores
  • Online-food retailers
  • Vending machine operators
  • Nutrition scientists
  • Food chemists
  • Producers of sweets and snacks according to the list of products
Figures for the previous event (2019):
Gross exhibition space
120,000 m²
Project management
Sabine Schommer

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ISM contact data for exhibitors

Claudia Majchrowicz
Sales Manager
Tel. +49 221 821-3899
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Tyhardi Soemansah
Sales Manager
Tel. +49 221 821-2712
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ISM-Hotline for visitors

Tel. +49 1806 002 200

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