The National Confectioners Association is now accepting education proposals for the Sweets & Snacks Expo Supplier Showcase on May 13 and 14, 2024, at the Indianapolis Convention Center. The Supplier Showcase is held in conjunction with the Sweets & Snacks Expo which takes place at the same venue May 14-16. Industry experts and thought leaders who can provide unique insights, strategies and trends, especially as they relate to sustainability within the confectionery and snack industries, are encouraged to apply. 

The Sweets & Snacks Expo Supplier Showcase provides speakers with a unique opportunity to be in front of category leaders, including more than 850 exhibiting manufacturers, plus retailers, distributors, suppliers and brokers. The Supplier Showcase was launched in 2021 and has steadily grown into a must-see feature of the Sweets & Snacks Expo. More than 1,600 attendees visit the showcase each year.  

Supplier Showcase kicks off the day before the Sweets & Snacks Expo opens and continues on the first day of the show:

  • Monday, May 13, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Benefits to speaking at Sweets & Snacks Expo Supplier Showcase:

  • Two (2) All Access passes to attend the three-day show ($2,200 value per ticket)
    • NOTE: all travel expenses are the responsibility of the speaker
  • You and your company will be promoted in the show’s marketing efforts
  • You’ll have the opportunity to present your education session to industry category leaders, manufacturers and suppliers during Sweets & Snacks Supplier Showcase and attend the Sweets & Snacks Expo – May 14-16 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Topics relevant to the supplier community may include: 

  • Sustainability and Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Packaging trends and innovations
  • Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the supplier community
  • Ingredient trends
  • Data services
  • Technologies in the supply chain
  • Other topics relevant to the Supplier Showcase audience

Submissions must be received by October 27 and selected speakers will be notified via email by November 17. 

Please note: Presenters must be available to speak on either Monday, May 13 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. or Tuesday, May 14 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. If accepted, the final date and time of presentation will be provided by January 5, 2024. All presenters and panelists are responsible for their own travel, hotel reservations and expenses.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Wylie.

Please be sure to have all the necessary information prepared before completing the form below, as partial entries cannot be saved.