Welcoming your award nominations and registrations for this year’s World Confectionery Conference

With just over a month to go to our World Confectionery Conference, we’ve seen a notably high level of speakers engage with our showcase, and we hope as many of you as possible will join us in Brussels on 9th September.

While we have had some strong interest from across the industry in terms of visitor registrations, it would be of particular assistance to ensure the smooth running of the event for all those intending to participate register as soon as possible within the next couple of weeks via our dedicated event website, which will help with our planning immensely.

I’ve been extremely encouraged by the overall level of response to the event, which has seen us be joined by new speakers in the form of German-based equipment business Kruger and Salecker, Luker Chocolate, and our editorial board members ZDS, offering insights on training within the sector, that will all add to the diversity of our global sector showcase.

We’re aiming to be as topical and engaging with our conference as possible, which will be achieved through presentations from our industry experts and specialists including Innova Market Insights and FMCG Gurus, as well as significant backing from European confectionery trade body Caobisco, whose president Aldo Cristiano will be delivering a keynote address.

Significantly, we also have our World Confectionery Awards that are attracting entries across our five categories – so I would urge you all to get your nominations as a priority in the next week or two at the latest to ensure we get the fullest possible spread of contenders. So, if you’ve been part of a particularly successful team this year, worked on an innovative new piece of equipment, delivered a key sustainability drive, or seen the release of a key new finished product or ingredient for the confectionery sector – please don’t be shy in putting it forward for an accolade. It’s free to enter, and just a short description of why your nominated entry deserves an accolade could see your firm being celebrated at our must-see conference through our site.

If you’ve any other feedback about the event, please do let me know- as the success of the conference will be very much down to the level of engagement we have, and so far, it’s been very promising. So here’s looking forward to hearing from you shortly, and of course seeing you in Brussels soon.

Neill Barston, editor, Confectionery Production



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