ProSweets Cologne, the international supplier fair for the sweets and snacks industry, is being staged in Cologne again from 30 January to 2 February 2022 after a one-year break due to the pandemic. Also after the Conference of the State Ministers held on 7 January 2022, in its capacity as a purely B2B event, ProSweets Cologne does not fall under the current ban on large public events and can be conducted under the trusted safety regulations and strict trade visitor controls. In addition to the latest product portfolios of many international exhibitors, the trade fair also offers a comprehensive lecture and event programme this year, which encompasses all sections of the supply industry.
In the course of the Packaging “Function meets Design” special event, Pacoon, the Sustainable Packaging Institute (SPI) and Falkenstein Projektmanagement will present the innovations of the packaging industry, such as regrowing raw materials or resource-saving, waste-avoiding, reusable packaging. Developments especially for the sweets & snacks section will be presented, which have also been designed in line with the new guidelines and EU legislation. In this context, as a further forward-looking topic, the communication options of digital packaging will be examined under the three focal topics Recycling (i. e. digital watermark), Communicative Packaging and Intelligent Packaging. In each case the focus lies on sustainable and digital solutions, which the experts will additionally talk about on the ISM Expert Stage – both live on stage as well as via the digital platform ISM & ProSweets @home.
In conjunction with Koelnmesse, the German Agricultural Society (DLG) will offer approximately one-hour guided tours on the topic Sustainability in packaging concepts. Among others, the Packaging special event as well as the exhibition booths of selected companies will be visited. The guided tours offer time for a professional exchange and to get to know product innovations.
Throughout the entire duration of the trade fair, lectures by individual exhibitors and experts will take place on the joint Expert Stage of ISM and ProSweets Cologne. Among others, the DLG, the SPI and Pacoon will talk about their above-mentioned focal themes related to the packaging industry section. Selected lectures will be recorded and transmitted live on the digital platform, ISM & ProSweets @home.