National Confectioners Association announces new locations for Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024 and beyond

March 21, 2022
Beginning in 2024, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will cycle through a rotation of two years at the Indiana Convention Center, followed by one year at the Las Vegas Convention Center until 2032.

The National Confectioners Association announced that its Sweets & Snacks Expo will make a move to host the trade show for the confectionery and snack industries in a rotation between Indianapolis and Las Vegas over the next 10 years. Beginning in 2024, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will cycle through a rotation of two years at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, followed by one year at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas until 2032.

In May, McCormick Place in Chicago will host the 2022 and 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expos.

"Indianapolis and Las Vegas are the right fit to meet the growing demand for our show and enable it to continue providing the innovation, insights and connections that the candy and snacks industries want and need," said John Downs, NCA president and CEO. "This decision is all about the show's future, and it was driven by our exhibitor and attendee community, for our exhibitor and attendee community."

The decision to relocate the Sweets & Snacks Expo to Indianapolis and Las Vegas was made after careful deliberation by the Sweets & Snacks Expo committee, which is chaired by Ferrero/Fannie May Confections Vice President of Sales and Business Development Ed Seibolt, and the NCA board of trustees. In 2021, the show relocated to Indianapolis because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We saw great success in Indianapolis during the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo, with many attendees expressing a desire to return," said Seibolt. "Similarly, Las Vegas is an international destination with the facilities and attractions to help the Sweets & Snacks Expo continue to scale. I believe all parties will benefit tremendously from everything our new host cities have to offer."

The full schedule of locations for the Sweets & Snacks Expo over the next decade is as follows. The show will continue to be held in May each year.

  • 2022 – McCormick Place in Chicago
  • 2023 – McCormick Place in Chicago
  • 2024 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis
  • 2025 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis
  • 2026 – Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas
  • 2027 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis
  • 2028 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis
  • 2029 – Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas
  • 2030 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
  • 2031 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
  • 2032 – Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.


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