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Event Overview:

Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Expo is the candy & snacks industry's most successful, world class event and the only show that represents all of the major U.S. distribution channels of confectionery and snack products in one location.

Discover more than three and a half acres of candy and snack items in one place!

Insights, Education & Solutions…
Fast-paced, relevant Keynote Sessions will jump start your day with a stellar line up of thought leaders that will take you through what's new and what's important in succinct, focused sessions through all three days of the show.

The Sweet Insights Theater offers a daily line up of 20 minute sessions focusing on shopper engagement and behavior, and highlighting cutting edge retail design and merchandising solutions that will drive sales.

Experience the Awesomeness!

Who exhibits?
More than 650 manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum, salty snacks, cookies, packaged cakes, biscuits, popcorn, granola bars, breakfast snacks, nutrition bars, meat snacks, fruit snacks, nuts, seeds, packaged goods and ice cream.

Who attends?
More than 16,000 industry professionals including buyers and buying teams, merchandisers, wholesalers, category managers, store owners and executives, importers, exporters, suppliers and brokers.

Explore the Specialty Market!
Explore our Specialty Market (formerly Gourmet Marketplace) to explore more than 80 companies featuring premium, fair-trade, organic, sustainable and free-free items.

Exhibitor Information:

More confectionery and snack buyers in more trade channels than any other U.S. show!  Attendees at the Sweets & Snacks Expo represent $150 billion of worldwide buying power in the confectionery, snack and cookie categories. Discover thousands of new products from more than 650 exhibiting companies.


Attendees are buyers, merchandisers, operations managers and store owners from all classes of trade including supermarkets, drug stores, vending, convenience stores, wholesalers, warehouse clubs, theaters, mass and dollar merchants, specialty, military, college and department stores.  Importers, exporters, suppliers, distributors, brokers and medial also attend, making the Sweets & Snacks Expo the "must attend" show of the year.

Skyline Hall:

Skyline Hall is the additional exhibit space that was added in September to meet the demand of new companies that wanted to participate in the Expo.  This hall will be home to more than 100 exhibitors, the Discovery Theater, the Most Innovative New Product Awards and Innovation Avenue, showcasing start-up companies in the sweets and snacks industry.

About NCA:

Founded in 1884 in Chicago by representatives of 69 confectionery manufacturing firms, the National Confectioners Association is one of the oldest, most respected trade associations in the world.

Over the years, the association has endeavored to provide the kind of vigorous leadership necessary for its members, which include domestic and international confectionery manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, to meet the increasingly complex challenges and problems that have confronted the industry.

Today, NCA is the major association representing the entire confectionery industry, offering education and leadership in manufacturing, technical research, public relations, retailing practices, government relations, and statistical analyses.

As NCA grows, the association continues to provide those services that enable members to meet the wide range of ever-changing business challenges in the years ahead and improve the climate for the healthy growth of confectionery sales.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the 2016 NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo - National Confectioners Association.

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Conference/Event Dates: 05/24/2016 - 05/26/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 05/24/2016 - 05/26/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tue. & Wed. 10am - 5pm; Thur. 9am - 2pm
First Move-In Date: 05/20/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Food / Beverage, Grocery / C Store, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 16,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Buyers and Buying Teams, Merchandisers, Wholesalers, Category Managers, Store Owners and Executives, Importers, Exporters, Suppliers and Brokers
Notes: Important Notes Regarding Skyline Hall:

This hall will open a half hour earlier than West hall - the hours are:
9:30 - 5:00 on Tuesday May 24
9:30 - 5:00 on Wednesday May 25
9:00 - 2:00 on Thursday May 26
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:650+
Event Square Footage:3.5+ Acres
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:National Confectioners Association (NCA)
Show Manager:Freeman
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Maximize your company's exposure and make the most of your marketing budget through Expo sponsorship. The Expo draws more than 15,000 attendees, providing an unequaled opportunity to highlight your brand. Don't miss the opportunity to connect and build overall brand recognition with decision makers and influencers from all over the world.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Confectionery / Merchandising $35.00 per sq. ft. NCA Member; $48.00 per sq. ft. Non-Member   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Snack $39.00 per sq. ft. NCA Member & Non-Member   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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