The ProSweets Cologne 2023 – Special Edition is taking place next year from 23 to 25 April 2023 parallel to the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair ISM at the Cologne fair grounds. According to the organizer, Koelnmesse, the concept is going down extremely well with the supply industry for sweets and snacks.
Already, the number of applications from exhibitors is twice as high as expected. Due to the high demand, the exhibition space is being expanded.
Originally, the exhibition space was limited down to the Central Boulevard – thus located in the heart of ISM. Due to the strong increase in the number of applications from exhibitors, the exhibition space of ProSweets Cologne 2023 – Special Edition is being expanded to include the central Passage between halls 4 and 5. As usual, the focus lies on the four product segments “Packaging and Packaging Materials”, “Production and Packaging Technology”, “Operating Equipment and Auxiliary Devices” as well as “Raw Materials and Ingredients”. In addition to these main topics, ProSweets Cologne will also focus on the section “Sweet & Snackable ingredients”.
In addition to the current and future-oriented specialized topics, supply-chain related themes of the new era, changes to the export-oriented geostrategy as well as energy and resource shortages will also be integrated into the programme. The initial highlights of the event and congress programme have already been set. Thus, for example, Euromonitor, the partner of both trade fairs for many years, will discuss the effects of inflation on the sweets and snacks market in Europe under the title “Inflation Surge and its Impact on Snacks”. The industry sponsor of ProSweets Cologne, DLG, will also discuss solutions for the global procurement of raw materials and energy efficiency in the production of sweets together with the ISM on the joint Expert Stage.
To-date, exhibitors from over ten countries have registered from all product sections. Among others, the following have confirmed their participation: Baker Perkins, Capol, Coppenrath Feingebäck, Dolciaria Gadeschi, Fuji Packaging, GNT Group, Hacos, Handtmann, Live-Tech, Maschinenfabrik Seydelmann, Prefamac Chocolate Machines and Stearinerie Dubois Fils.
For the Special Edition, the supplier fair for sweets and snacks is exclusively offering exhibiting companies complete booth packages in three different executions. These packages can be booked up until 15 December 2022.