ISM: 23.–25.04.2023 #ISMCOLOGNE

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Good reasons

The best reasons for attending ISM

Regardless of whether you are an exhibitor or visitor – there is no way around ISM. For many good reasons:

ISM: Industry meeting point

Industry meeting point

Year for year approx. 38,000 trade visitors meet up in Cologne. ISM offers around 1,800 exhibitors from 76 countries a top platform for their products.

ISM: Top retail chains

Top retail chains

The 20 leading global trading companies visit ISM as well as 28 of the German top 30 trading companies.

ISM: High visitor quality

High visitor quality

73 % of the visitors hold executive positions. 90.5 % are involved in purchasing and procurement decisions.

ISM: High internationality

High internationality

Visitors from 148 countries visit ISM, from A to Australia to Z for Zambia. This year, ISM offers a digital trade fair visit, too.

ISM: Trendsetter and source of ideas

Trendsetter and source of ideas

ISM is a trendsetter and source of ideas for the sweets and snacks industry. This is the only place you can comprehensively inform yourself about all the trends, market action and your competitors' activities.

ISM: Presentation of new products

Presentation of new products

The New Product Showcase offers the exhibitors of ISM an eye-catching presentation area for their innovations.

ISM: International appeal

International appeal

More than 600 journalists from 27 countries write 4,000 articles for the press, Internet, TV and radio.

ISM: High satisfaction among the exhibitors

High satisfaction among the exhibitors

88 % would recommend the trade fair, 80 % are (very) satisfied with the services of ISM.

First-class Cologne trade fair location

First-class Cologne trade fair location

Infrastructure, major economic hub, hotels/food service, media city - the Cathedral City definitely has plenty to offer!

All dates, times and reminders of ISM for your calendar.

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Travel and Accommodation to Cologne

Travel and AccommodationCologne can be reached comfortably with all modes of travel, and also has more to offer than the Cologne Cathedral (although that is a must).

This way to Cologne

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