ISM and ProSweets set to place major issues under spotlight
New Product Showcase, Halle 5.2. Pic: Koelnmesse
With just a couple of weeks to go before this this year’s ISM and ProSweets events, it’s clear that these shows are encouragingly back to near their very best, after some challenging global conditions over the past few years.
We’ll be playing our part in the events, so please do get in touch with us if you’d like to meet up at the trade fairs, which promise a broad range of genuine innovations across equipment, systems and ingredients around the world.
On the ISM side, it was particularly heartening to learn from the organisers this week, that exhibitor numbers are up 15%, including a return for a Chinese pavilion, which had traditionally formed a notable element of the event, which had been curtailed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions previously.
In addition, the event organisers have noted that there are real increases in the number of entrance for its new product showcase, which surely illustrates that innovation within the sector is very much alive and well. As encouraging as these anecdotes are, there are clearly multiple challenges remaining around the world for many markets, including geopolitical factors such as the ongoing wars in Ukraine and Israel, high energy prices, and increases in ingredients, all placing their pressures on our industries.
All these topics, and plenty more besides, are highly likely to be discussed at this year’s ISM and ProSweets, so make sure that you don’t miss out on the chance to join the sector in seeking some solutions to these shared challenges, as we move forward into 2024 with some hope of more settled times ahead.
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