ProSweets Organizers Confirm Revised Plans for 2023 Show Alongside ISM Global Show

Organizers of the key event ProSweets have given the go-ahead to hold the event in 2023, at a later “single” revised date alongside ISM in Cologne, with a shortened schedule, reports Neill Barston.

Koelnmesse has confirmed that the supplier event will now be held from April 23-25, following consultation with exhibitors and sponsors for the annual showcase of confectionery equipment, systems and ingredients. Previous editions, including this year’s show in Germany, have taken place over four days, but it was felt that in light of the conditions, a more concise presentation next year would be warranted.

The latest development follows an announcement several weeks ago that ISM would leave its traditional venue at the end of January, with organizers citing “unprecedented supply chain, energy and consumer behavior challenges.” that had an impact on the industry.

Industry concerns had been raised at Confectionery Production over the change in timing of ISM and ProSweets, given the timing of the major global trade show Interpack focusing on packaging and processing technologies to be held in the city. neighboring Düsseldorf a few weeks later than the events in Cologne, from May 4 to 10.

However, Koelnmesse felt there was enough positive response to warrant continuing with ProSweets, with its organizing teams now establishing a schedule for the event.

Claire Steinbrück, new Vice President Food Technology Trade Fair Management, Koelnmesse, said: “Feedback from our customers on the survey we conducted and the many personal discussions with our exhibitors underscore the need for execution and the offer of a ProSweets Cologne 2023. – Special edition in April. Regardless of the postponed date, the secret to the success of ProSweets Cologne 2023 has also been confirmed – and that is the fact that it is taking place alongside ISM: their unique constellation covering the entire value chain production and supply industries and trade . We are therefore confident that exhibitors at ProSweets Cologne 2023 will be able to network with relevant key players and do business in the usual way during this special edition,”

Important partners of ProSweets Cologne such as the German Agricultural Society (DLG), Sweets Global Network eV (SG), the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) and the Central College of the German Confectionery Industry eV (ZDS) will participate in the fair as usual and will help shape the program of events and conferences and inform visitors about the latest developments, for example in global raw material sourcing or sustainable packaging concepts.

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