ISM Cologne

The world’s largest trade fair for confectionery and snacks

Date:
02.02.2025 - 05.02.2025
Sunday - Wednesday, 4 days

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Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne,
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

ISM Cologne

Welcome to ISM Cologne Exhibition: The International Trade Fair for Sweets and Snacks

ism_logoWe are delighted to introduce you to ISM Cologne, the world's leading trade fair for sweets and snacks, held annually in Cologne, Germany. As a prominent platform for the confectionery and snack industry, ISM Cologne brings together exhibitors, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the globe.

History:  
Since its establishment in 1971, ISM Cologne has played a pivotal role in shaping the confectionery and snack industry. Over the years, it has grown and evolved, earning a reputation for excellence and innovation. Today, it stands as a testament to the industry's vibrant history and its commitment to delivering exceptional products and experiences.

Key Features:

1. Extensive Product Showcase: ISM Cologne offers a comprehensive exhibition space, featuring a wide array of sweets and snacks from renowned exhibitors. From chocolates and candies to biscuits, pastries, and savory treats, visitors can explore an extensive range of products, flavors, and packaging designs.

2. International Networking: The exhibition serves as a global meeting point for industry professionals, fostering international collaborations and business connections. With participants from various countries, ISM Cologne provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse network of experts and expand your global reach.

3. Trend Spotting and Innovation: ISM Cologne is a hotbed of innovation and trends, showcasing the latest developments in the confectionery and snack sector. Discover emerging flavors, cutting-edge production techniques, packaging innovations, and consumer trends that shape the future of the industry.

4. Inspiring Events and Seminars: In addition to the exhibition, ISM Cologne offers a dynamic program of events, seminars, and workshops. Attendees can gain insights from industry leaders, participate in interactive sessions, and stay up-to-date with the latest market insights and consumer demands.

ISM Cologne 2024:

Looking ahead, ISM Cologne 2024 promises to be a remarkable edition, building on the success of previous years. Attendees can expect an even more immersive experience, with captivating showcases, engaging activities, and opportunities to connect with industry pioneers. Save the date and get ready to explore the vibrant world of sweets and snacks at ISM Cologne 2024.

For more information and updates on exhibitors, program highlights, and registration, please visit our website. We are excited to welcome you to ISM Cologne, where innovation, taste, and business opportunities converge in the heart of Germany.

Top 10 Must-See Exhibitors at ISM Cologne 2024

The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair, also known as ISM Cologne, is the world's leading trade fair for sweets and snacks. Held annually in Cologne, Germany, this event brings together over 1,700 exhibitors from around the world to showcase their latest products and innovations in the confectionery industry. With such a vast array of exhibitors, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the fair and decide which booths to visit. To help you make the most of your time at ISM Cologne 2024, here are the top 10 must-see exhibitors.

1. Ferrero

Ferrero is a household name when it comes to confectionery, and their booth at ISM Cologne is a must-visit for any chocolate lover. Known for their iconic brands such as Nutella, Kinder, and Ferrero Rocher, Ferrero never fails to impress with their creative and delicious products. Be sure to stop by their booth to sample their latest offerings and see what new surprises they have in store.

2. Haribo

Another well-known brand in the confectionery world, Haribo is a must-see exhibitor at ISM Cologne. Famous for their gummy bears, Haribo has expanded their product line to include a variety of other sweets and snacks. Their booth is always a hit with its colorful and playful displays, and you won't want to miss out on trying their newest creations.

3. Lindt & Sprüngli

Swiss chocolate brand Lindt & Sprüngli is a staple at ISM Cologne, and for good reason. Their high-quality chocolates are a favorite among many, and their booth is always a popular spot at the fair. From classic milk chocolate to unique flavors like chili and sea salt, Lindt & Sprüngli has something for everyone.

4. Mondelez International

Mondelez International is a global snacking powerhouse, with brands such as Cadbury, Oreo, and Toblerone under their umbrella. Their booth at ISM Cologne is a must-visit for anyone looking to try a variety of snacks from around the world. With their diverse range of products, you're sure to find something that catches your eye.

5. Nestlé

Nestlé is another well-known brand in the confectionery industry, and their booth at ISM Cologne is always a crowd-pleaser. From their classic chocolate bars to their new plant-based offerings, Nestlé never fails to impress with their innovative products. Make sure to stop by their booth to see what they have in store for 2024.

6. Perfetti Van Melle

Perfetti Van Melle is a global confectionery company known for their popular brands such as Mentos, Chupa Chups, and Airheads. Their booth at ISM Cologne is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth, as they always have a wide range of products on display. Don't miss out on trying their latest creations and seeing what new flavors they have to offer.

7. Ritter Sport

Ritter Sport is a German chocolate brand that has gained popularity worldwide for their unique square-shaped bars. Their booth at ISM Cologne is a must-see for anyone looking to try new and exciting flavors. From classic milk chocolate to more adventurous combinations like yogurt and strawberry, Ritter Sport has something for every taste.

8. Storck

Storck is a family-owned confectionery company that has been around for over 100 years. Their booth at ISM Cologne is a must-visit for anyone looking to try traditional German sweets. From their famous Werther's Original caramels to their popular Toffifee, Storck's booth is always a hit with visitors.

9. The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company is a household name in the United States, and their booth at ISM Cologne is a must-see for anyone looking to try American sweets. From their classic Hershey's chocolate bars to their new Reese's Thins, Hershey's always has something new and exciting to offer at the fair.

10. Wrigley

Wrigley is a well-known brand in the chewing gum industry, and their booth at ISM Cologne is a must-visit for anyone looking to try their latest gum flavors. From classic mint to more unique flavors like watermelon and green apple, Wrigley's booth is always a hit with visitors.

In conclusion, ISM Cologne 2024 is a must-attend event for anyone in the confectionery industry. With over 1,700 exhibitors, it can be overwhelming to decide which booths to visit. However, these top 10 must-see exhibitors are sure to impress with their innovative products and delicious treats. Make sure to add them to your list and don't miss out on the opportunity to try their latest offerings.

The confectionery industry is constantly evolving, with new trends and innovations emerging every year. As the leading trade fair for sweets and snacks, ISM Cologne is at the forefront of showcasing these developments. With the next edition of ISM Cologne set to take place in 2024, it is the perfect platform to explore the future of confectionery and the trends that will shape the industry in the coming years.

One of the key trends that is expected to dominate the confectionery market in 2024 is the demand for healthier options. With consumers becoming more health-conscious, there is a growing demand for confectionery products that are low in sugar, fat, and calories. This trend is not limited to just traditional confectionery products, but also extends to alternative options such as vegan, gluten-free, and organic sweets.

In response to this trend, many confectionery companies are investing in research and development to create healthier versions of their popular products. This includes using natural sweeteners, such as stevia, and incorporating more nutritious ingredients like fruits, nuts, and seeds. At ISM Cologne 2024, visitors can expect to see a wide range of healthier confectionery options on display, catering to the changing preferences of consumers.

Another trend that is expected to continue its upward trajectory in 2024 is the demand for premium and indulgent confectionery products. With the rise of the foodie culture and social media, consumers are increasingly looking for unique and luxurious confectionery experiences. This has led to the emergence of artisanal and handcrafted confectionery products, which are made with high-quality ingredients and offer a more elevated taste experience.

At ISM Cologne 2024, visitors can expect to see a wide range of premium and indulgent confectionery products from both established brands and emerging artisans. These products will not only focus on taste but also on packaging and presentation, as consumers are drawn to visually appealing products that they can share on social media.

In addition to healthier and premium options, sustainability is also expected to be a major trend at ISM Cologne 2024. With growing concerns about the environmental impact of the confectionery industry, consumers are increasingly looking for sustainable and ethical products. This includes products that use sustainable packaging materials, support fair trade practices, and have a low carbon footprint.

At ISM Cologne 2024, visitors can expect to see a wide range of sustainable confectionery products, as well as discussions and presentations on sustainable practices in the industry. This trend not only reflects the changing values of consumers but also presents an opportunity for confectionery companies to differentiate themselves and appeal to a growing market segment.

In addition to these trends, ISM Cologne 2024 will also showcase the latest innovations in the confectionery industry. This includes advancements in technology, such as 3D printing and virtual reality, which are being used to create unique and interactive confectionery experiences. There will also be a focus on new flavors, textures, and formats, as companies strive to offer something new and exciting to consumers.

In conclusion, ISM Cologne 2024 is set to be a hub of innovation and trends in the confectionery industry. From healthier options to premium indulgences and sustainable practices, the future of confectionery is shaping up to be diverse and dynamic. As the industry continues to evolve, ISM Cologne will remain a vital platform for showcasing the latest developments and driving the growth of the confectionery market.

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ISM cologne

EVENT LOCATION
VENUE
Cologne exhibition Center

Date:
02.02.2025 - 05.02.2025
Sunday - Wednesday, 4 days

Past editions:

  • 28. - 31. January 2024
  • 23. - 25. April 2023
    • 1274 exhibitors
    • 25000 visitors

INTERVAL
annually

FOUNDED IN
1971

Product groups:

baked goods, breakfast, candies, chocolate, chocolate products, chocolates, Cocoa, confectionery, frozen confectionery, ice cream, ready to eat fruit snacks, savory snacks, snack products, vegetable snacks, …

ORGANISER
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne
Germany
Tel: +49 221 821-0
Fax: +49 221 821-2574
Email: info[@]koelnmesse.de
URL:  http://www.koelnmesse.de

PROJECT TEAM
Phone: +49 221 821-3899
Fax: +49 221 821-3340
Email: ism[@]koelnmesse.de
Website: http://www.ism-cologne.de


How to get to ISM Cologne

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Cologne Bonn Airport – not advisable

Cologne Central Station – 30 mins via Hohenzollernbrücke

BY Car By car:

Cologne Bonn Airport – 20 mins via A559 and Östliche Zubringerstraße/L124

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via Auenweg

BY Public Transport By public transport:

Cologne Bonn Airport – 30 mins via S19 transport

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via S-Bahn S6/12/9

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