Upcoming Live Event

2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo

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Taking place each May in Chicago, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the largest confectionery and snack event in North America, bringing together more than 17,000 confectionery and snack industry professionals from more than 850 different confectionery and snack companies. Attendees can learn about the latest product innovations from exhibitors, dive into confectionery and snack trends and insights through the show’s education sessions and connect with their peers through the show’s endless networking opportunities. Learn more about the Sweets & Snacks Expo at SweetsAndSnacks.com.

Venue

McCormick Place

With over 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, McCormick Place the largest and most flexible use convention center in North America. Located on Chicago’s lakefront, just minutes from downtown and facing one of the most iconic skylines in the world, the McCormick Place campus provides world-class facilities.

Schedule

Monday, May 24, 2021
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Supplier Showcase

The Sweets & Snacks Supplier Showcase is a face-to-face marketplace that allows suppliers to the confectionery and snack industries to connect with manufacturers before the show begins.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Most Innovative New Product Awards Ceremony

Join us the evening before the show floor opens for a celebration of the 2020 Most Innovative New Product Awards. The event includes cocktails, a keynote presentation and a chance to connect with the winners and nominees.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Featured Products Showcase
8:30 am – 9:45 am
Eye Openers

Morning Education Sessions

Skyline Hall
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hours – all halls
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discovery Theater
Skyline Hall
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration
8:45 am – 10:15 am
Eye Openers

Morning Education Sessions

Skyline Hall
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hours

All halls

9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Discovery Theater
Skyline Hall
Anne-Marie Roerink
Principal
210 Analytics LLC
Anne-Marie Roerink is a Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC — providing customized research with a specialty in food retailing for clients such as the Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, National Confectioners Association, North American Meat Institute and many others. Through countless consumer studies, Anne-Marie has developed an excellent perspective on the ever-changing wants and needs of the grocery shopper in a one-size-fits-no-one world. Additionally, Anne-Marie offers a diverse and in-depth view on food retailing strategies, financials and operations. She understands the challenges and opportunities in the food business today as well as the drivers of success tomorrow. Prior to founding 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie was the Head of Research for the Food Marketing Institute. Anne-Marie designs and authors studies in meat, produce, deli prepared, frozen, SmartFood, bakery, confections and other categories.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Industry Buzz Networking Reception

Sponsored by Ferrara

Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Eye Openers

Morning Education Sessions

Skyline Hall
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hours

All halls

9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Discovery Theater
Skyline Hall