May 19 - 21, 2015

McCormick Place - Chicago, IL

2014 Show Highlights

About the show!

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!

Attend one of the world's top-rated Innovation events sharing the spotlight with other well-known, events including TED/TEDActive, Microsoft's Convergence, the Clinton Global Initiative and McDonald's Worldwide Convention.

Visit the 2014 Website

Who will attend the 2015 show?

More than 16,000 industry professionals including buyers and buying teams, merchandisers, wholesalers, category managers, store owners and executives, importers, exporters, suppliers and brokers.

Click here to see who attended in 2014!

Who will exhibit in the 2015 show?

More than 650 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.

See the current 2015 exhibitor list here!

Discover our 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.

View Specialty Market exhibitors

Discover A Best Seller

45 nominations will be given to taste panel-rated products across nine segments during the Most Innovative New Product Awards. Attendees vote for the top winners on opening day!


2015 Expo App - available soon!

Make your visit to the Expo even easier and more interactive by downloading our app. Search "SSE15" or "sweets & Snacks" in your app store. Coming in late January!

2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo - Largest Show Ever

  • More than 15,000 qualified professionals attend with global participation from 90 countries
  • 620+ exhibiting companies display more than 3 acres of candy and snacks
  • Innovations awards reveal the top new items that have been taste-tested across eight different categories
  • Learning opportunities through standing-room only keynote sessions as well as merchandising solutions on the show floor