Germany’s HDM joins the World Confectionery Conference

As our World Confectionery Conference draws ever-closer, another major equipment business for the sector, Hamburg Dresdner Maschinenfabriken, (HDM) has signed up to participate in our key virtual industry showcase.

Scheduled for Tuesday, 1, June, the event, sponsored by Cargill and Prefamac, is set to bring together a diverse virtual audience from across sweets, snacks and bakery segments to explore major topics affecting these key industries.

Among the core themes for our full day programme of leading speakers includes issues surrounding sector sustainability, latest equipment and systems developments, as well as addressing consumer and finished product trends that are making their mark as we continue to collectively navigate challenging business conditions.

Virtual visitors can expect plenty of exclusive content and insights from the event programme, including keynote presentations from Europe’s confectionery, biscuits and snacks trade body CAOBISCO. There will also be industry trends unveiled by leading intelligence organisation Innova Market Insights, Fairtrade, as well as our very own Confectionery Production board member Andy Baxendale, who is set to spell out the urgency for greater levels of training for the industry’s next generation.

The event has also confirmed a further keynote representative from the global research group Euromonitor International, addressing notable topics within the industry, offering valuable reflections on how businesses have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

Significantly, there will also be an online exhibition element to the conference, which has so far attracted major representations from industry, including Baker Perkins, Fruits by Jahncke, Cama Group, Luker Chocolate and Syntegon Packaging Systems, with many more to follow as part of the full conference day.

Our online show follows the success of a recent virtual conference for our sister magazine Cantech International. This attracted a broad online audience, with the World Confectionery Conference event based upon a similar platform, that is set to be enhanced with additional features enabling visitor interaction during presentations to enable an engaging experience for all involved.

Confectionery Production editor Neill Barston said: “We’ve been building up steadily to the event over the past couple of years, and while conditions amid the pandemic have meant we have had to switch to a digital format for our debut show, there has been plenty of interest from right across the industry for our inaugural showcase.

“Having spoken to many companies across our core industries, it’s clear that despite conditions remaining challenging around the world, the sweets, snacks and bakery sectors are showing considerable resilience. So, the chance to celebrate a range of achievements from the past year needs to be taken.

“We are confident that you will find the event an engaging one, with a number of exclusive trends being discussed, as well as placing some key topics under the microscope. Here’s looking forward to seeing you online on 1 June.”

For more information, visit: and contact our events manager Kyra O’Sheen ([email protected]), or for editorial enquiries, contact Confectionery Production editor Neill Barston, at [email protected].


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