Washington (January 3, 2019) – The sweetest – and savoriest – show of the year is fast approaching. The 22nd annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, is the largest show in North America representing the confectionery and snacking industries. With more than 18,000 attendees and more than 800 exhibitors with products from around the world, this is a cannot-miss event for manufacturers, retailers, brokers, suppliers and buyers.

“Each year, we’re impressed with not just the number of brand new items on display on the show floor, but also the innovation behind these products,” said John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association. “Whether from a small- or mid-sized company or a large global brand, consumers are excited to try new treats from the brands they know, love and trust.”

The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the perfect place to see innovation in action. The show has a long history of launching new products, and confectionery and snack buyers spend their days learning about the newest trends and innovations to stock their shelves for the rest of the year. The Most Innovative New Product Awards showcase allows companies to showcase their most innovative ideas, concepts and products across multiple segments in the candy and snack categories.

With 90 percent of the candy buying market and 75 percent of the snack buying market represented at the show, the attendees can expect quality content both on and off of the show floor. From product showcases and awards presentations to education sessions and networking opportunities, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the best way to see the industry at its most vibrant.

The 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo will take place from May 21 – 23, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Learn more and register at SweetsAndSnacks.com.


About the National Confectioners Association (NCA)
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the U.S. confectionery industry, NCA helps ensure the public understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more about the economic impact of the confectionery industry at PowerOfSweet.com, and follow NCA on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About the Sweets & Snacks Expo
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s most successful, world-class event. It is unrivaled in new product launches, business building solutions and innovations in merchandising. 18,000 qualified professionals attend with global presence from 90 countries. More than 850 companies displaying more than 4 acres of candy and snack products participate in the Expo. The event is held each May at Chicago’s McCormick Place.