ISM Cologne

29 Jan. - 01 Feb. 2023 | The world's largest trade fair for confectionery and snacks

ISM is the largest and most important trade fair in the world for confectionery and snacks which takes place once a year in Cologne. The entire product range of confectionery, snack items and more and more other products for in-between are shown here. New trends, innovative products and perspectives will be presented to the professional audience that only consists of large customers, and will be discovered and discussed by them. As the most important business and communication platform it brings together all relevant target groups, ie small, medium and market leader with international groups, small businesses and the investment-friendly decision-makers. Here contacts are made and consumer-friendly innovative ideas, creations and concepts are offered to secure the future of the industry. The exhibition concept is supplemented by numerous special shows and forums, such as the New Product Showcase for new products or Innova Market Insights for new product trends. Since 2014, a further highlight is the presentation of the ISM Awards honoring extraordinary contributions to the confectionery and snacks industry.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 02. February to 05. February 2020, about 1776 exhibitors and 37000 visitors on the ISM in Cologne.

The ISM will take place on 4 days from Sunday, 29. January to Wednesday, 01. February 2023 in Cologne.

In 64 days
29.01.2023 - 01.02.2023*
Sunday - Wednesday, 4 days
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Local time:
13:43 h (UTC +01:00)

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Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)221 8210
Fax: +49 (0)221 8212574
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Past editions:
  • 30 Jan. - 02 Feb. 2022
  • 02. - 05. February 2020
    • 1776 exhibitors
    • 37000 visitors
  • 27. - 30. January 2019
    • 1661 exhibitors from 76 countries
    • 38000 visitors
  • 28. - 31. January 2018
    • 1656 exhibitors from 73 countries
  • 29 Jan. - 01 Feb. 2017
    • 1647 exhibitors
    • 38000 visitors
  • 31 Jan. - 03 Feb. 2016
  • 01. - 04. February 2015
    • 1513 exhibitors
    • 37000 visitors
  • 26. - 29. January 2014
    • 1476 exhibitors from 70 countries
    • 35000 visitors
  • 27. - 30. January 2013
    • 1402 exhibitors from 67 countries
    • 35000 visitors

Fair location:

Köln Messe,
Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: baked goods, breakfast, candies, chocolate, chocolate products, chocolates, Cocoa, confectionery, frozen confectionery, ice cream, ready to eat fruit snacks, savory snacks, snack products, vegetable snacks, …

Industry sectors: Food, Semi-Luxury Foods, Sweets, …

Fairs of these Sectors: Food FairsTrade Shows for Semi-Luxury FoodsTrade Shows for Sweets & Chocolate

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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