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General Information

The following features are planned for 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo:

  • Buzz Reception
  • Education: Eye Openers,  Insight Stage, Innovation Stage, Retail Technology Stage
  • Executive Lounge
  • Featured Product Showcase
  • MINPA (Most Innovative New Product Awards) & Awards Presentation
  • Merchandising Retail Shippers Showcase
  • Supplier Showcase

There are currently NO RESTRICTIONS on who can receive and consume samples or where they may be consumed at Sweets & Snacks Expo. All exhibitors are encouraged to pre-package samples for distribution to attendees on the show floor, though pre-packaging is NOT REQUIRED.*

* Note: Pre-packaged samples are required for participation in the Most Innovative New Product Awards judging. Please contact Mindi Cherry at mindi.cherry@sweetsandsnacks.com or call 833-336-3206 ext. 103 for more information about packaging requirements for the Most Innovative New Product Awards.)

Show Dates/Hours

On Monday, May 13 Supplier Showcase will be from 1p.m. – 5p.m., Tuesday, May 14 the Supplier Showcase will run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Most Innovative New Product Awards Reception will take place on Monday, May 13, 5:30 – 6:30p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a cocktail reception open to all.

Sweets & Snacks Expo Hours are

  • Tuesday, May 14 10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Eye Openers

  • Tuesday, May 14 8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
  • Tuesday May 14 9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15 8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15 9:00 a.m. – 9: 40 a.m.

Click here for the full show schedule.

Friday, May 10, through Monday, May 13 have been designated as move-in dates.  Visit the Exhibitor Resource Center for more information or for exact target times, click onto your Exhibitor Dashboard and review the listed Freeman target times.

Contractors

Friday, May 10, through Monday, May 13 have been designated as move-in dates. Visit the Exhibitor Resource Center for more information or for exact target times, click onto your Exhibitor Dashboard and review the listed Freeman target times.

There will be cart service to the exhibit space. More information is available on the Exhibitor Dashboard.

Yes, cold storage will be available both onsite and pre-show and can be ordered through the Exhibitor Dashboard.

Booth Space & Brand Marketing

Prices for booths vary:

  • NCA Member Confectionery Manufacturer (per square foot):$43.00
  • Non-Member Confectionery Manufacturer (per square foot):$57.50
  • Snack Manufacturer (per square foot):$48.50

There is also an additional corner charge of $500.

Suppliers to the confectionery and snack industries may also choose to exhibit in the Supplier Showcase:

  • Supplier Showcase – NCA Member (package price):$2,625
  • Supplier Showcase – Non-Member:$4,200

Companies can also reserve space in the Featured Product Showcase, Most Innovative New Product Awards program or the merchandising shipper program when they complete the Exhibit Space Rental Agreement.

There are ample sponsorship opportunities available at the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo. Those who have had sponsorship and advertising packages in the past will be contacted and advised of the plans for 2024. If you are interested in sponsorship or brand marketing opportunities, on-site or otherwise, please contact Kim Nolan at kim.nolan@SweetsAndSnacks.com.

Hotels

The online hotel booking system is available through the Sweets & Snacks Exhibitor Dashboard. Hotel rooms with the lowest rates are offered by Sweets & Snacks Expo in the surrounding hotels. Exhibitors that wish to block more than 19 rooms should call 800-950-5526 or email sweetsandsnacks@onpeak.com for assistance.

Please be aware that onPeak is the official housing company of the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Non-official housing companies are known to be particularly aggressive and have already begun their predatory email campaigns to deceive Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees. Please consider your options very carefully before sending a deposit to any housing company besides onPeak. Should you choose to book housing outside of onPeak, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will be unable to assist in any way should there be an issue or concern with your hotel stay.

Most official hotels are just a short walk to the convention center, and many are connected by skywalk. Click here for official hotels and walking distances.

Due to increased demand, show management has added rooms at hotel properties near the airport and at Keystone Crossing, approximately 7-13 miles from the convention center (ICC).

Most official hotels are just a short walk to the convention center. There are hotel properties available to exhibitors and attendees near the airport and at Keystone Crossing, both approximately 12-13 miles from the convention center. Complimentary shuttle bus transportation will be provided between the convention center and the airport/Keystone Crossing hotel properties on the following schedule:

RED ROUTE – between the Sheraton/Marriott North/Home2 Suites at Keystone Crossing and the ICC. Buses will pick up and drop off at each hotel.

  • Monday – 12:30-5:30 p.m. (first departure from Keystone Crossing at 12:30 p.m.; last departure from ICC at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday – 8-11 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. (last departure from ICC at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday – 8-11 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. (last departure from ICC at 5:30 p.m.)
    • Additional shuttle service will run between Bicentennial Unity Plaza (Happy Hour location) and the Keystone Crossing properties from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (last departure from ICC at 1:30 p.m.)

BLUE ROUTE – between the Hyatt Place/Delta/Crowne Plaza/Fairfield/Residence Inn/Wyndham airport properties and the ICC. Buses will pick up and drop off at each hotel.

  • Monday – 12:30-5:30 p.m. (first departure from the airport hotels is at 12:30 p.m.; last departure from ICC at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday – 8-11 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. (last departure from ICC at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday – 8-11 a.m. and 2-5:30 p.m. (last departure from ICC at 5:30 p.m.)
    • Additional shuttle service will run between Bicentennial Unity Plaza (Happy Hour location) and the airport properties from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (last departure from ICC at 1:30 p.m.)