The ProSweets Cologne 2023 – Special Edition is taking place next year from 23.-25.04.2023 parallel to the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair ISM at the Cologne fairgrounds. The concept is going down extremely well with the supply industry for sweets and snacks. At this present moment, the number of applications from exhibitors is already twice as high as expected. Due to the high demand, the exhibition space is being expanded. The exhibition space was originally limited down to the Central Boulevard – thus located in the heart of ISM. Due to the strong increase in the number of applications from exhibitors, the exhibition space of the ProSweets Cologne 2023 – Special Edition is being expanded to include the central Passage between Halls 4 and 5.
“The market’s overwhelming response to the ProSweets Cologne 2023 – Special Edition is demonstrating to us that we have placed our bets on the right horse with this concept,” explained Guido Hentschke, Director of ProSweets Cologne.
To-date exhibitors from over 10 countries have registered from all product sections. Among others, the following have already confirmed their participation: Capol GmbH, Coppenrath Feingebäck GmbH, Baker Perkins, Prefamac Chocolate Machines, Live-Tech s.r.l., Fuji Packaging, GNT Group B.V., Hacos NV, Handtmann, Maschinenfabrik Seydelmann KG, Stearinerie Dubois Fils and Dolciaria Gadeschi SpA.
“The strategy of offering low-effort complete standard packages for the one-off April edition as well as a comprehensive matchmaking with producers from the sweets and snacks industry, who are on-site anyway due to the co-staged ISM, is paying off,” stated Guido Hentschke. “I am particularly pleased about the participation of machine and plant manufacturers, who are bringing their machines with them to the Special Edition.”
A special focus of the PSC Special Edition will be the energy crisis theme – and here the emphasis will particularly lie on its impact on the global goods supply chain and the prices of the end products. The industry is busy and is already developing approaches for solutions of how to react to the challenges. In addition to savings in energy and production materials for the production of sweets and snacks, these also include developments for the sustainable and thus energy-saving design of the packaging of the goods.