Research and insights are the keys to not just getting inspired but also starting to turn plans into purpose and goals into action. At the Sweets & Snacks Expo, you’ll hear from leading category specialists delivering the latest insights on the industry performance, trends and consumer behavior that will help you attract shoppers and win sales.

Eye-Openers Stage

Grab a cup of coffee and plan to start the day at the Eye-Openers Stage. This stage is where attendees will gather to gain insights, learn about the latest trends and get an update on the state of the confectionery and snack industries – all before the show floor opens for business. The Eye-Openers Stage is the perfect place to learn more about high-level topics that span the confectionery and snack industries, from outlooks on the state of the industry to deep dives into rising consumer preferences that are changing how shoppers think.

The Trends Stage is where Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees will find the latest industry, category and shopper trends; retailer panel discussions; Power Pitch competitions; new consumer shopping behaviors; ways to optimize e-commerce strategies and more!   

Destination Front-End

Destination Front-End is the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s one-stop shop for all things front-end digital disruption and front-end merchandising. With education sessions and onsite experts, Destination Front-End provides ideas and solutions for front-end innovation that taps into digital disruption trends and new consumer shopping behaviors.

Show floor


Distributor Resource Center

The Distributor Resource Center will provide Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees information on how to begin forming relationships with distributors, best practices to make the most of distributor partnerships and the latest resources on how to find the right distributor partner.

National Candy Month Resource Center

Positioned to bridge the gap between the Easter and Halloween confectionery sales seasons, National Candy Month in June brings a new opportunity for incremental confectionery sales. The National Candy Month Resource Center is where Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees can learn how to get started in building their own National Candy Month promotions.

Ask an Expert Kiosk

Want to connect one-on-one with some of the experts that have graced the stage at the Sweets & Snacks Expo? The Ask an Expert Kiosk will host a selection of Sweets & Snacks Expo speakers immediately after their on-stage presentations for follow-up questions and added insights.