2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo Opens Call for Speakers



Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2017) – The Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Sweet Insights educational slate. As the confectionery and snack industries’ signature trade event, the Sweets & Snacks Expo (May 22-24, 2018 at Chicago’s McCormick Place) is seeking thought leaders who can provide unique insights, strategies and trends to Expo attendees.

With more than 18,000 registrants and more than 800 exhibitors, the Sweets & Snacks Expo provides potential speakers with a tremendous venue to showcase their expertise.

The Sweets & Snacks Expo is seeking speakers for the following topics:

  • E-commerce sales and shopper behavior
  • CPG packaging, specifically new technologies
  • Multi-cultural snacking behavior
  • Innovative merchandising solutions
  • The secrets of success with Lidl, Aldi and other emerging retailers
  • Social marketing trends: What’s after the obvious?
  • Seasonal collaboration best practices
  • Channel perspective: winners and losers
  • Balancing the wants and needs of the shopper at checkout
  • Private label facts and myths
  • Other topics relevant to confections, snacks, snacking and specialty products sales

Selected speakers will receive a number of benefits including complimentary admission to the Sweets & Snacks Expo, the opportunity to engage and build credibility with category leaders and exposure through Expo marketing materials and website. A select number of speakers may be offered the opportunity to conduct more comprehensive review of the material following the Expo on a webinar during the summer of 2018.

All proposals are due no later than September 15, 2017. To submit a proposal, all potential speakers should visit SweetsandSnacks.com/call-for-speakers.

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About the National Confectioners Association (NCA)
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the $35 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA educates the public to help ensure that it understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,000 manufacturing facilities across the country. More than 400,000 jobs in agriculture, retail, transportation and other industries rely in part on the sale of confections for their livelihood. For every one job that is created by confectionery companies, another seven are supported in related industries. Learn more about the “Power of Sweet” at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Sweets & Snacks Expo
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s most successful, world class event. It is unrivaled in new product launches, business building solutions and innovations in merchandising. 17,000 qualified professionals attend with global presence from 90 countries. More than 800 companies displaying more than 4 acres of candy and snack products participate in the Expo. The event is held each May at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


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