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May 2018
May 2018


McCormick Place Convention Center 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago , Illinois 60616
Tel: (312) 791-7000
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2018 NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo - National Confectioners Association






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 760 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 17,000 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.

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.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


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