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ProSweets Cologne 2015: Final report

ProSweets Cologne 2015: Final report

6 February 2015

ProSweets Cologne 2015: Final report


ProSweets Cologne once again shows its important function as a supplier fair and information platform for the sweets and snacks industry. Around 17,000 trade visitors from 78 countries were counted from 1 to 4 February 2015. The share of foreign visitors was 65 percent.

"For the supplying companies of the confectionary industry, ProSweets Cologne is the central international business platform", emphasized Katharina C. Hamma, Managing Director of Koelnmesse GmbH. "In conjunction with the world’s leading International Sweets and Biscuits Fair ISM, ProSweets Cologne offers incomparable synergy".

ProSweets Cologne impressed with its wide range of topics, which was showcased by a competent and internationally leading field of participants. 328 providers from 33 countries presented new solutions and further developments for recipes, production and packaging of sweets and snacks. The exhibitors’ range was domestically and internationally diverse, decisively covering the entire supply range.

The quality of the trade visitors was expressly highlighted by all exhibitors of the fair. Alongside production managers from leading companies, numerous medium-sized and smaller companies also came to get informed, as they are themselves making decisions regarding further investments in their companies. "ProSweets Cologne unquestionably represents a constant for the confectionary industry", an exhibitor confirmed. Experts in research, development, construction and quality management also made their way to Cologne to speak directly with the exhibitors about current developments.

The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair ISM, taking place in parallel, finished with an increase in visitors. By the end of the fair, Koelnmesse recorded around 37,000 visitors from 141 countries. 1,513 exhibitors from 65 countries presented sweets and snacks from all over the world.

In conjunction with ISM, the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair Cologne, ProSweets Cologne covers the entire value chain in confectionery production – an internationally unique constellation. ProSweets Cologne is sponsored by the Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI), Sweets Global Network e.V. (SG), the German Agricultural Society (DLG e.V.) and the Central College of the German Confectionery Industry (ZDS).

ProSweets Cologne 2015 in numbers:
328 companies from 33 countries participated at ProSweets Cologne 2015, 63 percent of which were from abroad. This included 121 exhibitors and 2 additionally represented companies from Germany as well as 202 exhibitors and 3 additionally represented companies from abroad. Including estimates for the last day of the fair, around 17,000 guests attended 78 countries were represented at ProSweets Cologne 2015, 65 percent of which were from abroad.

The next ProSweets Cologne will take place
31 January to 3 February 2016

Christine Hackmann
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