ISM 2018 exhibition space 90% sold out
The organisers of ISM have confirmed that 90% of its exhibition space for its 2018 event in Germany has already been sold.
Around 1,600 exhibitors, will be presenting at the event in Cologne taking place between January 28th-31st, alongside its sister confectionery showcase, ProSweets.
According to show organisers, those confirmed so far include ABK Confectionery, Barcel, Baronie, Cémoi, Colombina, Fini Golosinas, Griesson – de Beukelaer, Guylian, Icam, Ion, Kalfany, Kambly, Katjes, Kinnerton, Lambertz, Loacker, Manner, Millano, Natra, Niederegger, PEZ, Ragolds, Ricola, Riegelein, Roshen, Rübezahl, Seeberger, Seitenbacher, Sölen, The Lorenz Bahlsen Snackworld, Toms Confectionery, Trolli, United Confectioners, Vidal Golosinas, Wawel, Wawi and Zentis.
In total, exhibitors from around 60 countries are expected to participate. These include among others companies from countries such as Armenia, Guatemala, Iceland or Nepal. For instance, one of the largest food producers from Armenia is exhibiting at ISM for the first time.
The company's portfolio includes around 400 different items, i.e. chocolate, sweets, fruit gums, chewing-gum as well as biscuits, waffles, ice cream and coffee. A Guatemalan supplier of Macadamia nuts, chocolate and coffee is travelling to Cologne for ISM. A further manufacturer from this Central American country is bringing fruit gums and marshmallows to Cologne for ISM.
For the first time ever a company from Nepal is bringing its wide spectrum of products to Cologne: Chocolate waffles, lollies, toffees, fruit sweets and peppermints as well as chewing-gum. The chocolate waffles of this Nepalese manufacturer have already received an award from the DLG (German Agricultural Society.
Chocolate containing liquorice is a particular speciality - specifically in Iceland. An Icelandic company is offering different variations of this special flavour at ISM and will at the same time be presenting a large selection of other liquorice products.
Furthermore, national pavilions will also be a further focus of attention again. They combine country-specific flair with a large diversity of products and especially offer smaller and medium-sized companies attractive framework conditions for their trade fair appearance at the world's largest trade fair for sweets and snacks.
The supporting programme of ISM 2018 is already taking on shape too. For example, on the Wednesday of the fair interesting key themes especially tailor-made for the information requirements of the industry and trade are planned.