ISM has recorded a high number of applications, following the announcement that the event will be held from April 23 to 25 next year, three months later than its usual program. Companies from 56 countries and all continents applied to exhibit in Cologne next year. Currently, the space booked is 40% bigger than last year’s ISM. More than 30 pavilions have already confirmed their participation, including applications from Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the USA. Groups from China, Latvia, Lithuania and Taiwan, which didn’t take part in 2022, are back on board for next year, the organizers announced.
Registrations from Germany include companies such as Dietrich Borggreve, Brandt, Cavendish & Harvey, Coppenrath Feingebäck, Genuport, Halloren, hitschler, Katjes, Dr. Klaus Karg, Klett Schokolade, Herbert Kluth, Krüger, Kuchenmeister, Niederegger, Georg Parlasca, Pertzborn, Piasten, Riegelein, Rübezahl, Schluckwerder, Conrad Schulte, Seitenbacher, Chr. Storz, Trolli, WAWI, Wicklein, Windel and Zentis.
International confirmed participants include Baronie (Belgien), Canel’s (Mexico), Cloetta Holland (the Netherlands), Colombina (Colombia), Dan Cake (Denmark), Elvan (Turkey), Fazer (Finland), Hamlet (Belgium), Hellema – Hallum (the Netherlands), ICAM (Italy), Kervan (Turkey), Loacker (Italy), Luker (Colombia), Kambly (Switzerland), Manner (Austria), Millano (Poland), Natra (Spain), Nestlé Italiana (Italy), Peccin (Brazil), Roshen (Ukraine), Royal Fassin (the Netherlands), Sölen (Turkey), Toms (Denmark), Valor (Spain), Vidal (Spain) as well as Wawel (Poland).
Alongside individual stand areas, the trade fair also offers special zones for start-ups or newcomers and theme-oriented areas such as Trend Snacks or the specialized trade section ‘Finest Creations – hand-crafted’. The latter made its debut in 2022 and attracted a high level of interest.
In addition to exhibiting new solutions, next year will bring an emphasis on current industry concerns. “The personal exchange plays a significant role here, to which we are dedicating new event and networking formats,” explained Sabine Schommer, ISM Director.
Photo: Koelnmesse GmbH, Harald Fleissner