Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Koelnmesse GmbH have announced that the MENA region’s leading sweets and snacks event will return from 8-10 November. Previously yummex Middle East, the show will continue its success story under global brand name, ISM Middle East, for its 15th edition.
As the Middle East and African region develops a fast-growing appetite for confectionary products, shown by a CAGR of 4.1%, the snack product market is expected to reach $43.8bn by 2026. ISM Middle East will bring together the most innovative and flavourful confectionery and snacks from across the world.
From mouth-watering chocolate, confectionery and desserts, to tasty snack foods, ice cream and date products, visitors will discover the largest variety of sweets and snacks from over 300 exhibitors including global brands from the chocolate (Harison Premium Chocolate, Vitaminka S.C and Chocolat Stella Bernrain), and confectionery and snacks (Roshen Confectionery Corporation, Trolli Gmbh, Batook Chewing Gum Industries Ltd, Walkers Nonsuch Ltd , Crispo S.R.L, Valeo Snacks and Elvan Food Ind. Co.) segments. More than 40 countries will be represented on the show floor, with participation from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Korea, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Thailand, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey among others.
“ISM Middle East is recognised as the biggest event in the region for the sweets and confectionery industry. We anticipate high value networking possibilities with industry experts and visitors. We believe that events of this stature are predominant drivers of successful business relationships” said Shibu Thomas, CEO and Chief Brand Architect at Harison Premium Chocolate.
“ISM Middle East is a very important opportunity for us as a new company – we want to connect with more and more people and ISM Middle East provides the right platform for that. The show puts us in direct contact with a huge number of retailers, distributors, F&B suppliers, and hospitality chains. Since collaborations are at the core of our model, ISM will help us make connections across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Africa and South Asia. We are very excited to be there and to showcase our product line,” said Ritvik Sunrani, Designated Partner at Chocolate Island Confectionery LLP.
With the Arab world responsible for over 70% of global date exports, and the UAE among the largest regional exporters, this year’s Global Date Market 2022 will bring together suppliers of dates and date palm products from across the region, ready to connect with international buyers. As dates continue to rise in popularity with customers and manufacturers – due to their versatility, plant-based and natural sweetening properties – this event is the ideal place for date dealers to connect with global industry stakeholders.