2019 Sweets & Snacks Expo Opens Call For Speakers

July 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 5, 2018) – The Sweets & Snacks Expo is now accepting proposals for its 2019 Sweet Insights learning program. As the signature event for the confectionery and snack industries, the Sweets & Snacks Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place (May 21-23, 2019) is seeking thought leaders and dynamic speakers who can provide unique insights, strategies and trends to the trade show’s attendees. 

Hosted by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo provides speakers with a tremendous venue to showcase their area of expertise as the event welcomes more than 90 percent of the confectionery buying market and more than 75 percent of the snack buying market. 

The Sweets & Snacks Expo is seeking thought leaders for the following topics: 

  • E-commerce sales and shopper behavior 
  • The future of c-stores 
  • Premium confectionery and snacks outlook 
  • New technologies in packaging 
  • Innovative merchandising solutions 
  • Home delivery/click and collect opportunities for candy and snacks 
  • Candy and snack channel outlook 
  • The future of candy and snacks in non-traditional channels 
  • Social marketing trends 
  • Seasonal collaboration best practices 
  • Snacking shopper behavior 
  • Balancing the wants and needs of the shopper at checkout 
  • Private label outlook 
  • Trade show networking for success 
  • Other topics relevant to confections, snacks and specialty products 

Selected speakers will receive a number of benefits including complimentary admission to the Sweets & Snacks Expo, the opportunity to engage and build credibility with category leaders. Speakers will be prominent in print and digital Expo marketing. 

All proposals are due no later than August 15, 2018. To submit a proposal, all potential speakers should visit sweetsandsnacks.com/call-for-speakers. 

About the National Confectioners Association (NCA) 

The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the $35 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA educates the public to help ensure that it understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,000 manufacturing facilities across the country. More than 400,000 jobs in agriculture, retail, transportation and other industries rely in part on the sale of confections for their livelihood. For every one job that is created by confectionery companies, another seven are supported in related industries. Learn more about the “Power of Sweet” at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. 

About the Sweets & Snacks Expo 

Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s most successful, world-class event. It is unrivaled in new product launches, business building solutions and innovations in merchandising. Qualified candy and snack professionals attend with global presence from 90 countries. More than 800 companies displaying the latest in candy and snack products participate in the Expo. The event is held each May at Chicago’s McCormick Place.