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The world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks
Date of the event
2-5 February 2025
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:
02.-04.02.2025 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
05.02.2025 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For visitors:
02.-04.02.2025 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
05.02.2025 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission fees 2025
Dayticket EUR 83.00
2 days ticket EUR 99.00
Seasonticket EUR 129.00

All ticket prices include VAT.
Space rate/m²:

for bookings until 01.03.2024

for bookings from 02.03.2024

233.00 EUR/m²

263.00 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
  • Trade magazines, associations

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 2-5 February 2025, the trade fair duo will once again turn the cathedral city into the hotspot of the industry.
Online application for exhibitors
Since December 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
30.01.2025, 8:00 a.m. consistently to
01.02.2025, 8:00 p.m.

Dismantling period
05.02.2025, from 4:00 p.m. consistently to
06.02.2025, till midnight
06.02.2025, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From 06.02.2025, midnight till 06.02.2025, 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
  • Trade magazines, associations

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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