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The world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks
Date of the event
Organiser of the trade 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, Fair Grounds, Köln-Deutz
Opening hours
For exhibitors:
28.-30.01.2024 08:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
31.01.2024 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

For visitors:
28.01.-30.01.2024 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
31.01.2024 09:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Admission fees 2024
Dayticket EUR 77.00
2 days ticket EUR 92.00
Seasonticket EUR 120.00

All ticket prices include VAT.
Space rate/m²:

for bookings until 31.05.2023

for bookings from 01.06.2023

216.00 EUR/m²

246.00 EUR/m²
Energy costs/m²
19.50 EUR/m²
Product segments
  • Chocolate and chocolate products
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Biscuits
  • Snack foods
  • Trend Snacks
  • Natural Sweets
  • Breakfast Snacks
  • Ice cream, deep-frozen confectionerys / raw pastes
  • 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 28.01-31.01.2024, the trade fair duo will once again turn the cathedral city into the hotspot of the industry.
Online application for exhibitors
From April 2023
Hall occupancy
3.2, 4.2, 5.2, 10.2, 11.1, 11.2, CC East, Passage 3/11, 10/11 and Boulevard
Construction and dismantling periods
Construction period
25.01.2024, 8:00 a.m. consistently to
30.01.2024, 8:00 p.m.

Dismantling period
31.01.2024, from 4:00 p.m. consistently to
01.02.2024, till midnight
02.02.2024, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From 01.02.2024, midnight till 02.02.2024, 6:00 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 / raw pastes
  • 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 (2023):

Gross exhibition space

100,000 m²
Project management
Sabine Schommer

Do you have any special questions?

ISM contact data for exhibitors

Claudia Majchrowicz

Claudia Majchrowicz
Sales Operations Manager
Tel. +49 221 821-3899
Write an e-mail

Tyhardi Winter

Tyhardi Winter
Sales Operations Manager
Tel. +49 221 821-2712
Write an e-mail

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