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International Buyers Mission

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This hybrid digital/in-person reverse trade mission connects international buyers with American manufacturers willing to export American candy and snack products.

Connect with International Buyers Looking for Your Products

The National Confectioners Association and Food Export are hosting a hybrid digital/in-person reverse trade mission at the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo to connect international buyers with American candy and snack manufacturers.

Through this program, Sweets & Snacks Expo exhibitors can register to schedule meetings with qualified international buyers and discuss opportunities for international distribution of their products made or produced in the United States. The meetings with international buyers will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 24, via Zoom with a registration cost of $150 per participating exhibitor.

Manufacturers of American made products are encouraged to register, particularly if they produce the following in the United States:

  • Savory snacks
  • Confectionery products
  • Non-chocolate candy
  • Popcorn
  • Salty snacks
  • Sugar-free candy

Register before May 21 to lock in your registration.

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Meet the Buyers

Importers, distributors and retailers from the following countries are scheduled to participate:

  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • United Arab 

A Proven Record of Success

The 2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo reverse trade mission was an overwhelming success for the American manufacturers participating:

226

connections between international buyers and American manufacturers

145

new distributorships established during the trade mission

$10.6M+

in estimated sales as a result of the trade mission

35

American manufacturers exporting their products for the first time

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