2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO®: Best. Show. Ever.

The 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO®, held May 8 – 10 in Chicago, broke growth records for the second straight year and left both exhibitors and attendees wanting more.

  • A qualified crowd of nearly 15,000 professionals with global participation from 70 countries
  • 570 exhibiting companies displaying 3+ acres of candy and snacks
  • Innovations awards presented to 40 new taste-tested products across eight different categories
  • Learning opportunities through standing-room only keynote sessions as well as merchandising solutions on the show floor.

NCA Announces New 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO® Dates! 

The 2012 SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO®, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, is the largest confectionery, cookie and snack show in the Americas. The EXPO features more than 550 companies showcasing thousands of confectionery and snack products in one place, making it the most valuable, time-effective event in the industry. The new 2012 show dates are May 8 - 10 still happening at Chicago's McCormick Place. Learn more about the date change.

The 2011 EXPO was the largest in the show's 15 year history and the number of exhibitors increased 13%!   In fact, in 2011, more than 170 new companies exhibited and more buyers than ever attended the event. The EXPO attracts all of the major U.S. distribution channels and features top-notch experts in the keynote sessions, making it easier than ever to discover the latest trends, and discover what's new in your category.

More than 14,000 qualified confectionery and snack professionals attend each year including nearly 1,000 international visitors traveling from nearly 70 countries.

Click here to view the 2011 EXPO!

Read the 2011 Final Show Press Release Here!