Big returns for new companies.

Innovation Avenue exhibitors are start-up manufacturers with limited resources launching a new, innovative confectionery or snack product to the industry – companies looking to make a splash with retailers or introduce their products to distributors, investors and media. To exhibit in the Innovation Avenue, a participant must be a start-up company (in business two years or less) with a limited budget and new to the confectionery or snack industry and trade shows with an innovative product not yet seen by the majority of retailers.

Contact: Kim Nolan
(202) 534-1462 |

Let us take care of the details.

Your first time exhibiting at a national trade show is exciting, but the choices can be overwhelming. Let our expert show organizers take care of the details by providing you with a turnkey solution to make your industry debut easier. Your Innovation Avenue package includes:

  • 1 skirted (white) draped table (6’x2’ and 30” high)
  • 2 chairs
  • 1 wastebasket
  • Standard carpet
  • 4 exhibitor registration badges
  • 7”x44” identification sign
  • Admission to all education sessions
  • PLUS a company listing in the 2021 online directory
This entire package is available to a limited number of qualified companies for just $1,500!

Everyone you need to know is at Sweets & Snacks

The Sweets & Snack Expo audience is made up of retailers and wholesalers from all channels of trade including grocery, mass/big box, value/dollar merchants, convenience stores, drug stores, specialty, vending, college stores, military stores, wholesalers, warehouse clubs, theaters, department stores and more. Importers, exporters, suppliers, distributors, brokers and media also attend.

The first step in your success is Innovation Avenue.

The future of the candy and snacks industries is found on Innovation Avenue. Many successful businesses including Hippeas, Sheila G’s and Project 7 used Innovation Avenue as their launch pad to multi-million-dollar success stories. Find your home among the brands of tomorrow and the entrepreneurs who have the passion to deliver snacks and candy consumers love. In addition to providing a top-notch experience through Innovation Avenue, the Sweets & Snacks Expo celebrates innovation through our Most Innovative New Product Awards – one entry per Innovation Avenue exhibitor is complimentary!

All the details.

Wednesday, June 23

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 24

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, June 25

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Indiana Convention Center

100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Learn more about the Sweets & Snacks Expo, Innovation Avenue and the best ways to expose your brand to thousands of retail customers.

Contact: Kim Nolan | (202) 534-1462 |