ISM Cologne 2023

Food and beverage Food processing and packaging machinery
Apr 23, 2023 - Apr 25, 2023
Messe Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Messeplatz 1
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ISM is the most prominent meeting place for the sweets and snacks sector. Normally scheduled in January, ISM 2023 dates were postponed to 23rd to 25th April to allow for better planning. Despite the changes in the programming the three fair days will deliver the same exciting networking opportunities, inspiration and innovation. Stay tuned for information whether the co-located Pro-Sweets event will be able to join ISM 2023 rescheduled dates.

Each year, ISM gathers top-shelf exhibitors and highly qualified visitors to the halls of Messe Cologne. The ISM showcase is a confectionary exhibition and vital networking, communication, and decision-making hub illuminating the newest trends in the snacking industry. Over 1800 exhibitors will offer a product display within the top competencies of the fair: cocoa, chocolate, biscuits, snack foods, sugar confectionery, ice cream and raw pastes. Innovations will find a specialised audience at the New Product Showcase and the Start-Up Area alongside the Halla Market, reflecting the current German and European food retail market diversification. Must-attend is also the ISM Award presentation honouring selected contributions to driving innovation in the confectionery and snack industry.

Given the popularity of Cologne as a trade fair destination, hotels during ISM 2023 dates will be in exceptionally high demand. For this reason, we at ExpoBeds advise you to make your reservation as soon as your trade show is confirmed. Our specialists work with a rich network of property providers near Cologne Messe and will be happy to assist you in booking the most suitable hotel for your ISM 2023 business trip. Contact us now stating your location and budget preferences, and one of our travel agents will reply with a customised list of ISM 2023 hotel offerings.


ISM Cologne is the biggest trade show dedicated exclusively to sweets and snacks. It is accompanied by ProSweets Cologne, the international event for suppliers. ISM 2022 will feature close to 1800 exhibitors of confectionery, sweet and savoury snacks as well as fruit and vegetable snacks, etc. Over 37,000 trade visitors regularly attend the exhibition in Messe Cologne.

Past editions

What is new for ISM 2023

Due to the complicated geopolitical situation affecting raw material prices, Messe Cologne took the difficult decision to postpone ISM 2023 dates and shorten the expo duration by one day. Amidst an unpredictable geopolitical situation affecting raw materials prices and logistics, planning a successful confectionary exhibition requires implementing a schedule that will meet the exhibitors' demands and provide sufficient return ROI for everyone.
ISM typically shares venue and dates with Pro-Sweets - a showcase of the international suppliers of confectionery and snacks industry. Pro-Sweets organiser will soon announce whether they will be able to join ISM during the April dates - 23rd - 25th. Stay tuned for more information.

Quick info

Organiser:Koelnmesse GmbH
Also called:ISM 2023
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:ISM Cologne 2024
Sectors: Food and beverage | Food processing and packaging machinery
Website:ISM Cologne
Visitors:Tickets for ISM Cologne
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration
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Important facts

  • 1774 ISM exhibitors in 2020
  • 87.5% international exhibitors
  • 47,167 sq m of exhibition area
  • 37,000 visitors
  • 148 represented countries
  • co-located with ProSweets Cologne in 2021

Next editions

ISM Cologne 2024

Dates are not known yet
Messe Cologne
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Messe Cologne

Messeplatz 1, Cologne, Germany
Coordinates: 50.94666 , 6.9833
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