All went good. Thanks :-)
About the event
ISM 2024 will be held between the 28th and 31st of January 2024. Messe Cologne will not feature coronavirus safeguards for the live trade exhibition. This is because Germany has lifted its pandemic restrictions.
Founded in 1971, ISM (ISM Köln or ISM Köln Süßwarenmesse) is a pre-eminent trade exposition for the F&B industry’s sweets and snacks sector. It presents confectionery, sweet, and snack innovations. The annual event is held in Messe Cologne alongside ProSweets Cologne. This allows participants to access new markets, earn recognition and network. This results in over 39 000 attendants from more than 140 nations attending the event. The group includes more than 37 000 visitants. 70% of them represent a foreign country. 93% of the group has direct involvement in acquisition and procurement selections. Additionally, 79% have executive positions. The attendant group also features approximately 1 800 exhibiting companies. 87.5% of them travel from abroad. Additionally, more than 600 correspondents from 27 nations visit the fair. Participants represent nations like the United States, France, Argentina, Egypt, Japan, and Australia. They vary from manufacturers through suppliers to distributors. This includes wholesalers, importers, exporters, purchasers, trade chains, department stores, and hypermarkets. Food services, baked goods shops, cafés, bakehouses, confectionaries, and retailers also attend. So do online food merchandisers, vending machine operators and alimentation scientists. Nutrition chemists and sweets/snack producers likewise visit ISM Köln.
Industries such as F&B, food processing, packaging, and wholesale attend ISM. Additionally, the retail, import & export, nutrition, health, distribution and HoReCa sectors attend the trade fair. So do the vending machine, chemical, and agriculture industries.
ISM Köln Süßwarenmesse is a trade fair with a comprehensive support schedule. For instance, one of its showstoppers is the detailed exhibition. It features seven exhibitor sections. These include cocoa-related, sugar confectionary, biscuits, snack fares, vogue & raw snacks, breakfast bites, and gelato. Another must-attend sub-event is the Finest Creation-Hand-Crafted. The ISM Expert Stage, ISM Award, Trend Court@ISM, Halal Market, and Sweet Kitchen should not be disregarded. This also applies to the New Product Showcase, ISM Start-up, and ISM Newcomer Area. The Cologne Coffee Forum and the Sweet Traditions Special Show are also must-attends.
ISM’s exhibitor list features a comprehensive range of leading companies. Among them are:
Procure suitable accommodation for ISM before all the good deals are taken with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Messe Cologne and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.
Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.
ISM Köln 2022 and ProSweets 2022 occurred as hybrid trade exhibitions between the 30th of January and the 2nd of February 2022. The events comprised a live exposition in Messe Cologne and a digital complement – ISM & ProSweets@home. The renditions' live aspect featured the latest coronavirus precautions. Attendees were required to show documents such as proof of recovery certificates. The events welcomed around 15 000 visitants from 96 nations, with 78% of them being foreign participants. Among the attending countries were Russia, the United States, the Kingdom of Belgium, Turkey, the French Republic, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.
ISM Cologne 2023 occurred as part of the ISM and ProSweets Cologne – Special Edition. The events were held in Messe Cologne between the 23rd and 25th of April 2023. The iterations did not include coronavirus precautions. This was because of the repealing of the country's pandemic restrictions. The trade exhibitions received 119 exhibiting firms from 23 nations and more than 25 000 visitants from 135 countries.
international trade visitors
Our visitors for the event
Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your assistance in arranging the accommodation. Just returned from Berlin and everything went well. Nice and clean hotel with good location near central station. Thank you once again!
All went okay and the hotel was good.
Aqua Nor 2023
Thanks for reaching me out. Tom Parker was very helpful and patient as we did so many changes due to the pandemic situation not so easy to manage.
For the future we would prefer to include the breakfast in the negotiation with the hotel.
I will leave my feedback in the link you provided soon.
Thank you for your email. Our trip to Interpack was successful and we enjoyed our staying in Doria hotel. Especially we appreciated its great location and hospitality.
There is no fair next year but we will keep in mind this hotel for our eventual future trips.
Federico Gamba and Olga Stebeleva
Dear Mark, Sorry to reply this late! I have just got back to Taiwan after this long business trip – the K was very successful and thank you for asking. I would love to take a while to give you mine, and my Teammates’ feedback about the accommodation. Overall impression: Very good value for money! Pros: 1. Great location – it took 2 minutes to walk to the metro station and then 20 more minutes on the train to get to the fair. 2. Lots of restaurants and shops around – very convenient! 3. Rooms were big and clean, and we had plenty of space for our suitcases. 4. Comfortable beds, central heating and big bathrooms. 5. We will definitely consider it for the next K! it fulfilled most of our requirements! Having said all that I know you would like to know about the cons. I do not try to attack you, as you don’t run the hotel, but for your reference and future customers you should be aware of the down side of the hotel; 1. There was no internet connection in the rooms – I think it was the biggest problem for us, as we had to receive emails and work in the lobby – the only place with the internet connection. You must know that the lobby was in a different building across the street! So this was not what I had in mind when ordering the rooms – Wi-Fi connection in the room is the most important thing when searching hotels for myself and my Team. The lobby was also a bar and a restaurant at the same time so it was inconvenient for us and other patrons to work there. The staff of the hotel did nothing upon my request to fix the connection in at least some of our rooms. 2. Great location – unfortunately it comes with a price – the area was busy and loud every night and for the whole night, the windows didn’t block all of the noise of breaking glass and drunken singing. As I said at the beginning it was good value for money, and we would still chose this one! Knowing it was loud and there was no internet would not stop us from ordering it, but it would give us heads up and chance to mentally prepare. I hope my feedback was helpful and you will communicate with the hotel the need for Wi-Fi.
Thank you! Best Regards, Emma TRACZ Regional Manager
Thanks for your effort to help us arranging our exhibition hotel, and we appreciate it. Everything went smoothly and successfully.
Everything went fine with the hotel and our trip. We are happy with the job from Megan.
However i havent heard from my colleagues about the hotel but i believe they liked it.
CPhI Worldwide 2023
Hotel was good and all went okay with my trip.
Facilities were clean and staff was friendly.
Only issue was that its my first time in Munich and it was confusing for me to get to the hotel but that wont be the issue next year.
Everything went well at the Campanile Geneve Ferney Voltaire.
All went well. Very nice hotel and no troubles at the check-in, even though we came late at night.
Best regards / Med venlig hilsen
Leonardo Hotel Berlin was a very good choice.
Thanks for your help!