About the Event

Experience the Sweets and Snacks Expo!

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  • Thousands of new product launches featuring sweets and snacks
    More than 3,000 snack and confectionery items are introduced each year in the U.S. alone, and the New Product Showcase boasts the largest variety of the latest items. Located just outside the exhibit hall, this showcase should be your first stop before navigating the Expo.  New this year, the Showcase will now have a separate area highlighting only specialty products.
  • More than 650 snack, cookie and confectionery exhibitors
    The EXPO features the world’s top manufacturers including the leading multi-national manufacturers and hundreds of new exhibitors.


  • Industry Buzz Networking Reception
    All Expo attendees are invited to connect and mingle with their peers during this networking event, held right outside the show entrance on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:00 p.m.  Discuss the highlights of your day and make new contacts while enjoying fun libations and lively music!
  • Internet connections right on the show floor
    The entire show floor and public spaces are a hot spot so you can stay up to date and connected!  There will also be a charging station in the center of the show floor and in the NCA Resource area  in the Concourse.
  • Private meeting facilities
    Meeting facilities are available to facilitate better business relationships and connect with your most important contacts.
  • The Specialty Market (formerly the Gourmet and Natural Marketplace)
    Close to 100 companies exhibited in the Specialty Market in 2015, and even more are expected in 2016. Located on the exhibit floor, the Specialty Market features specialty confectionery and snack products including premium and gourmet as well as fortified, all natural, gluten free, and organic.


  • The Sweet Insights Theater 
    The Sweet Insights Theater provides informative, inspiring, innovative and dynamic merchandising and in-store shopping solutions.  The Theater features an interactive arena of ideas and case study success stories, not to mention the popular show floor theater with learning labs featuring shopper marketing experts.

Visit the Expo website to learn more!

Event Highlights

  • More than 15,000 qualified professionals attend with global participation from 90 countries
  • 620+ exhibiting companies display more than 3 acres of candy and snacks
  • Innovations awards reveal the top new items that have been taste-tested across eight different categories

Visit the Expo website to learn more!