ISM trade fair delivers extended range of global exhibitors

A broad range of confectionery companies from around the world have confirmed their appearance for the key international ISM confectionery trade fair in Cologne, Germany.

As previously reported by Confectionery Production, the event, which takes place between January 27-30, has been expanded over previous years, with an additional 8,500 square metres of exhibition space ensuring an even greater range of products from around the world are showcased.

According to the fair’s organisers, a total of 86 per cent of exhibitors hail from outside of Germany, demonstrating its importance on an international scale. It is set to continue to be staged alongside ProSweets supplier fair, which has attracted more than 330 exhibitors from around the world, with the combined events representing the complete sweets and snacks chain.

Traditionally, larger-sized market leaders as well as medium-sized and smaller companies participate at ISM, which have featured strong local representation, which remains the case for 2019’s event.

Among the most prominent German companies participating are Brandt, Coppenrath Feingebäck, Genuport, Griesson – de Beukelaer, Halloren, Hans Riegelein, Kalfany, Katjes, Krüger, Kuchenmeister, Lambertz, Mederer/Trolli, Niederegger, Ragolds, Ritter, Rübezahl, Seeberger, The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World, Wawi and Zentis.

There are a wide range of international businesses also exhibiting during the event, ranging from fine chocolate producers such as Guylian and Neuhaus from Belgium, Cemoi from France, Ion from Greece, Toms Confectionery from Denmark, Colombina from Colombia, ICAM and Loacker and Sperlari from Italy, Thornton’s and Walkers Shortbread representing the UK, and Roshen from Russia to name a few.

Encouragingly, the even features a number of new entrants, such as  Crown Confectionery from Korea and Kras Food Industries from Croatia adding to the global mix of firms appearing.

ISM will next year also once again be offering diversified product segments and will pick up on the industry’s current trends. Alongside the traditional product groups, such as sweets and snack items ranging from chocolate products and confectionery through to ice cream, the industry’s leading trade fair will also be presenting segments that focus on the themes snacking, to-go items, breakfast as well as coffee and gourmet products.

These also include the New Snacks section in Hall 5.2. that was introduced five years ago. Here 45 exhibitors from 17 countries will be presenting among others fruit, vegetable and breakfast snacks, jerky and meat snacks, sandwich spreads as well as protein and energy bars.

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