Multi-Award Winning Sweets & Snacks Expo Provides Best-in-Class Business Solutions



Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2017) – With the recent announcement of the Sweets & Snacks Expo being named to Trade Show Executive magazine’s Gold 100 list for the first time, the candy and snack industry’s recognition for its success has been unparalleled. While the Gold 100 includes the largest trade shows in the world, it also features those that have a track record of excellence in their sectors, and the Sweets & Snacks Expo is no exception.

Having sold out for the past five years, the unprecedented success of the Sweets & Snacks Expo has not gone unnoticed as the event has received several accolades in addition to the Gold 100:

Gold 100 (Trade Show Executive)
Fastest 50 for number of exhibitors (Trade Show Executive)
Next 50 for growth in attendance (Trade Show Executive)
Next 50 for net square feet of exhibit space (Trade Show Executive)

Top 15 Most Innovative Events (BizBash)
Fastest 50 for number of exhibitors (Trade Show Executive)

E.X.C.I.T.E Marketing Awards finalist for event marketing campaign (Expo Magazine)
E.X.C.I.T.E Marketing Awards finalist for advertisement (Expo Magazine)

Fastest 50 for number of exhibitors (Trade Show Executive)

“The Sweets & Snacks Expo has a demonstrated track record of success as all the accolades prove,” commented Barry Rosenbaum, Expo chairman and president of Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc. “If you’re involved with the candy and snack categories in any capacity, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the must-attend event of the year. The Expo has proven to be a place where business gets done year after year, why go anywhere else for your business solutions?”

The Sweets & Snacks Expo has singled itself out as the most vital industry event to find solutions and grow business with more than 80 percent of the buying power in the candy industry, and more than 75 percent of the snack category’s buying power in attendance.

The 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo, May 22-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is already more than 90 percent sold out. Registration is scheduled to open in early 2018. More information can be found at

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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, 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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