International Confectionery Fair (ISM) Cologne

02. - 05. February 2025 | The world's largest trade fair for confectionery and snacks

The International Confectionery Fair (ISM) is a leading global trade fair specializing in confectionery and snack items. Since its inception in 1971, it has been held annually, usually at the end of January, in Cologne, and is organized by Koelnmesse GmbH, a renowned trade fair organizer..

The fair showcases a comprehensive range of products, including chocolate, chocolate products, confectionery, fine baked goods, snack items, trend snacks, natural sweets, breakfast snacks, ice cream, and frozen confectionery. In addition, raw materials are presented. It serves as a unique platform where small, medium-sized, and leading market suppliers can interact with international corporations and decision-makers. As the industry's most important business and communication platform, it brings together all relevant target groups.

The ISM is known for its ability to set new trends and present innovative products. It enables professional visitors, who are exclusively large-scale buyers, to discover and discuss new perspectives. Since 2014, the highlight of the fair has been the ISM Award ceremony, which honors outstanding achievements in the confectionery and snack industry.

The fair's concept is complemented by special shows and forums, such as the New Product Showcase for new products and the Innova Market Insights for new product trends. The ISM is not just a place for direct business contacts but also a showcase for consumer-oriented, innovative ideas and concepts that shape the future of the industry.

The fair is held on the grounds of the Cologne Fair, a modern and accessible venue offering ideal conditions for exhibitors and visitors. With its long history, extensive offerings, and role as a trendsetter, the ISM is an indispensable event for all players in the confectionery and snack industry.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 3 days of the fair, from 23. April to 25. April 2023, about 1274 exhibitors and 25000 visitors on the International Confectionery Fair (ISM) in Cologne.

The International Confectionery Fair (ISM) will take place on 4 days from Sunday, 02. February to Wednesday, 05. February 2025 in Cologne.

In 196 days
Date:
02.02.2025 - 05.02.2025*
Sunday - Wednesday, 4 days
Trade Show Contact
Display e-mail address
www.ism-cologne.de

Audience:
professional visitors only

Cycle:
annually

Year of foundation:
1971

Local time:
03:03 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

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

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Fair organizer
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)221 8210
Fax: +49 (0)221 8212574
Display e-mail address
www.koelnmesse.de
Past editions:
  • 28. - 31. January 2024
  • 23. - 25. April 2023
    • 1274 exhibitors
    • 25000 visitors
  • 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, …

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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FAQ

Where does the International Confectionery Fair (ISM) taking place?
The International Confectionery Fair (ISM) fair takes place in Cologne, at the Köln Messe.

When is the International Confectionery Fair (ISM) taking place?
Visit the International Confectionery Fair (ISM) from 02. - 05. February 2025.

How often does the International Confectionery Fair (ISM) take place?
The International Confectionery Fair (ISM) takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the International Confectionery Fair (ISM)?
The International Confectionery Fair (ISM) is an exhibition for Sweets, Food and Semi-Luxury Foods.