Companies from 65 countries have applied to Join ISM 2022 Sweet and Snack expo
2 months before the opening of the fair, with a current interim status of around 1,300 exhibitors and around 80 percent of the exhibition space already booked, ISM is looking optimistically ahead to the forthcoming event in 2022. 24 percent of the exhibiting companies come from Germany and 76 percent from abroad. The leading global trade fair for sweets and snacks covers seven halls in total and with exhibitors from 65 countries, including also companies from North Africa, South America and Asia, it is demonstrating its accustomed high level of internationality. In total, 27 country pavilions from 22 countries and regions have already registered. The country participations with the highest number of exhibitors come from Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece, France, the Netherlands and the USA.
Major exhibitors include Arcor (Argentina), Baronie (Belgium), Cémoi (France), Chocolates Valor (Spain), Cloetta (Netherlands), Colombina (Colombia), Elvan (Turkey), Fazer (Finland), Fini Golosinas (Spain), Frankonia (Germany), ICAM (Italy), ION (Greece), Kambly (Switzerland), Katjes (Germany), Krüger (Germany), Lambertz (Germany), Loacker (Italy), Manner (Austria), Millano (Poland), Natra Midco (Spain), Nestlé Italiana (Italy), Ragolds (Germany), Riclan (Brazil), Roshen (Ukraine), Rübezahl (Germany), Sölen (Turkey), Toms (Denmark), Trolli (Germany), United Confectioners (Russia), Vidal (Spain), Wawel (Poland) and WAWI (Germany).
“We are delighted with this positive result. It shows how important ISM is for the industry as a central business meeting point. With our trusted safety and hygiene concept, #B-SAFe4business, we ensure comprehensive safety as we have already demonstrated in the course of trade fairs like Anuga,” explained , Director ISM.
The requirement for all attendees to be fully vaccinated, or have recovered from an infection within the last six months (but at least 28 days ago), or test negative for Covid, applies throughout the trade fair grounds. Admission to the fair grounds is exclusively possible on presentation of digital admission tickets using the ISM app. This ticket must be presented together with recognised digital proof of full vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery – a measure that will eliminate waiting times and ensure the safety of all trade fair participants. Attendees must also continue to wear a medical mask and maintain social distancing of 1.50 metres. At the same time, many of the restrictions have been relaxed: For example, it is no longer necessary to take contact tracing details at the stands or in the catering areas or to keep count of visitors in the stand areas. The blanket restriction on the number of people at trade fair stands has also been relaxed, although social distancing must still be observed. The mask requirement has been removed at fixed seating and standing areas. Masks can also be removed when tasting food or beverages. Sneeze guards are no longer required at fixed seating and standing areas. In addition, exhibits and info counters can now be placed at the edges of stand areas again and exhibitors can also hold “get-togethers” at their stand.