WASHINGTON , D.C. – The Sweets & Snacks Expo announced that registration is now open for the 2023 show, taking place May 22 – 25 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Ill. The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the can’t-miss event for the candy and snack industries – the best place for attendees to discover brand new innovations, gain actionable insights and benefit from unparalleled access to category and retail industry professionals.

“The Sweets & Snacks Expo is where the best minds in the candy and snack industries gather to share ideas, make deals and be inspired,” John Downs, NCA president & CEO, said. “These important categories have proven to be incredibly resilient through challenging times, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring people together in person to propel the candy and snack industries into the future.”

Hosted by the National Confectioners Association, the show provides exciting opportunities for more than 16,000 attendees across the candy and snack industries. The 2023 show features a wide array of educational programming, including groundbreaking data insights and trend tracking across both categories. Also returning this year is the Supplier Showcase, a marketplace dedicated to helping suppliers to the confectionery and snack industries highlight the ingredients, machinery, packaging and other services that assist manufacturers with addressing evolving consumer needs and desires, as well as Startup Street, a curated showcase of the newest candy and snack business owners.

To learn more about the Sweets & Snacks Expo and register, visit SweetsAndSnacks.com.

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About Sweets & Snacks Expo
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the premier event for the confectionery and snack industries. Featuring new product launches, business-building solutions and merchandising innovations, this annual trade show brings together qualified candy and snack retail professionals and company representatives who showcase the latest in candy and snack products. The event is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. Learn more at SweetsAndSnacks.com.

About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the $48 billion U.S. confectionery industry. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, X and Instagram.