Canadian Vending

Sweets & Snacks Expo caters to international attendees in 2017

January 26, 2017
By Canadian Vending

Chicago – More than 125 companies from outside of the United States will exhibit at the 2017 Sweets & Snacks Expo, making this year’s show the largest for international exhibitors, said show host the National Confectioners Association in a news release.

The show, which takes place from May 23-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago, the 2017 Expo will welcome more than 760 exhibitors, the association said.

Products from more than 25 different countries will be on display at McCormick Place, including eight international pavilions. A new pavilion from Quebec will be making its Sweets & Snacks Expo debut. Returning international pavilions include ABICAB and ABIMAPI, both from Brazil, plus China, Germany, Mexico, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

“Our International presence continues to grow each year as Expo strives to offer a truly travel-worthy business value that allows visitors to discover the most new candy and snack products, learn about emerging trends and connect with peers,” commented Barry Rosenbaum, Expo chairman and president of Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc. “We understand busy schedules which is why this year, attendees can choose from pre-show “eye openers” exploring State of the Market  trends in candy, snacks and specialty as well as 30 minute knowledge-building labs happening live on the show floor.”


Other special amenities for international attendees include an overview of the state of the candy and snacks industry, a customized floor plan highlighting export-friendly companies, a guided retail store tour and the new product showcase.

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