The 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo, which will be held from May 20-22 in Chicago, US, represents $150 billion of worldwide buying power in the confectionery, snack and cookie categories.
New products from more than 600 companies will be exhibited,including bakery operators, equipment manufacturers and international suppliers.
Last year’s sold-out show recorded significant growth in attendance, exhibitors and square footage, attracting more than 15,000 industry professionals.
Expo chairman Tim Quinn said the expo is the only venue that represents all the major US distribution channels of candy and snack products in one location.
“With the addition of the new show- wide networking reception, we provided another opportunity for manufacturers and customers of every size to connect with current contacts as well as forge new business partners,” he said.