The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the premier business-to-business event for the confectionery and snack industries. Open only to those in the sweets and snacks trade, the show is unrivaled in new product launches, business-building solutions and innovations in merchandising. Only the types of attendees listed below will qualify for access to the event that features the biggest, brightest, latest and greatest the candy and snack industries have to offer.

Before beginning your registration, confirm your business type:

If you have questions about your qualifications, please contact attendeehelp@SweetsAndSnacks.com.
No refunds will be issued for improperly identifying an individual or company registration category.

Definition

Operators of a store, stand, stall or machine, generally located within another business or public space (i.e. event spaces, offices, malls, etc.) where candy or snacks are sold direct to consumer. The company must sell more than one candy/snack manufacturer’s product line or brand. Not applicable if you are only selling your own brand*.

Qualified Businesses
  • Vending
  • Sports/Amusement/Theater
Pricing
Early Bird
(Open through March 30)
$60
Advanced
(April 3 – May 11)
$140
Onsite
(May 12 – End of Show)
$220

Definition

A traditional retail location (brick-and-mortar) or online store involved in the direct sale of finished candy and snack products to consumers. The company must sell more than one candy/snack manufacturer’s product line or brand.

Qualified Businesses
  • Convenience (Includes Travel, University & Military retail)
  • Department
  • Value/Dollar
  • Drug
  • E-Commerce
  • Grocery/Supercenter/Mass
  • Club/Warehouse
Pricing
Early Bird
(Open through March 30)
$60
Advanced
(April 3 – May 11)
$140
Onsite
(May 12 – End of Show)
$220

Definition

Alternative or non-traditional retail businesses involved in the direct sale of finished candy and snack products to consumers. The company must sell more than one candy/snack manufacturer’s product line or brand.*
*This does not apply to businesses who handcraft their products and exclusively sell to end users.

Qualified Businesses
  • Candy Retail
  • Artisanal/Gourmet
  • Gift & Souvenirs/Fundraising
  • Farm & Hardware/Office Products/Sporting Goods
  • Party Supply/Hobby & Craft/Toys & Games
  • Seasonal
Pricing
Early Bird
(Open through March 30)
$60
Advanced
(April 3 – May 11)
$140
Onsite
(May 12 – End of Show)
$220

Definition

A business that is responsible for the bulk preparation and distribution of finished meals for direct sale to consumers or other food service providers.

Qualified Businesses
  • Food Service/Meal delivery
  • Bakery
  • Food Service distributor
  • Airline & Cruise
  • Event planning
Pricing
Early Bird
(Open through March 30)
$60
Advanced
(April 3 – May 11)
$140
Onsite
(May 12 – End of Show)
$220

Definition

Companies that wholesale/warehouse finished candy and/or snack products for direct sale to retail. The company must sell more than one candy/snack manufacturer’s product line or brand.*

*If the company distributes ingredients, flavoring, machinery or other products used in the manufacturing of candy and/or snacks, see the “Business Services/Suppliers” category. If the company distributes or represent only one manufacturer’s brand line, see the “Manufacturer” category.

Qualified Businesses
  • Distributor/Wholesaler
  • Importer/Exporter
Pricing
Early Bird
(Open through March 30)
$60
Advanced
(April 3 – May 11)
$140
Onsite
(May 12 – End of Show)
$220

Definition

Companies that provide support to the business functions of manufacturers, distributors or retailers. Examples of these supporting businesses include equipment manufacturers/resellers, flavoring/ingredient suppliers, packaging producers, advertising/public relations/promotion firms, logistics/warehousing companies and consultants.

Qualified Businesses
  • Flavor or Ingredient Supplier
  • Equipment Supplier
  • CoPacker
  • Packaging/Product Design
  • Consultant
  • Advertising/Branding/PR/Shopper Marketing/Trade Marketing Agency
  • Other (must specify)
Pricing

NCA Member: 2 Free Badges / $400 per additional
Non-NCA Member: $2100 per person

Definition

Any firm or corporation engaged in the business of selling confectionery products and/or services on behalf of confectionery and/or snack manufacturers. Firms that wholesale/warehouse and distribute finished candy and snack products direct to retail are classified in Distributor/Wholesaler category.

Pricing

NCA Member: 2 Free Badges / $150per additional
Non-NCA Member: $625 per person

Definition

An organization, group of people or individual that loans capital to start or grow a candy or snack business.

Qualified Businesses
  • Private Equity Fund
  • Corporate Investor
  • Angel/Individual Investor
  • Hedge Fund
  • Peer-to-Peer/Crowdfunding
  • Financial Institution/Investment Bank
Pricing

$2000 per person

Definition

A company that manufactures finished candy and snack products that are ready for purchase by an end consumer, designs/sells branded candy or snack products, or produces finished products for another company (i.e., contract manufacturing).

Pricing

NCA Member: $1550 per person
Non-NCA Member: $1850 per person

The Sweets & Snacks Expo is not open to the general public, and no one under the age of 16 will be permitted onto the show floor. Learn more about attendee qualifications.

Nursing infants are permitted. Infant must be swaddled or carried and strapped to the body at all times.