ProSweets 2025

ProSweets 2025

Food & Drink
Köln, Germany
02-05 Feb 2025
Koelnmesse GmbH
Messe Cologne
1 year
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The snacks and sweets industry's global supplier event

No other international exhibition offers an in-depth look into the latest technological trends, best practices and emerging ideas in the confectionary, sweets and snacks sectors quite like ProSweets. You can be a part of this celebration of good taste and high quality, where not only are you able to do a deep-dive market research, but are in a perfect position to increase your revenue stream.

The international exhibition offers a multi-faceted program, which not only presents you with the rich opportunity to broaden your professional network, but also highlights the hallmarks of innovation – all you have to do is head on over to the densely visited Future Lab.

Product launches and major announcements are regularly made in high concentration during the event. In terms of products, there’s raw materials and ingredients, finished products, packaging materials and packaging machines, refrigeration and air-conditioning technology, food safety and quality management, automation and robotics.

ProSweets 2025

The 2025 live event of ProSweets Cologne will take place at Koelnmesse. The hosting dates for the event are 02.02.2025-05.02.2025.


What makes our service popular with companies of all sizes and financial ability is our skill to adapt to individual needs.

To find fitting hotel accommodation for ProSweets Cologne, we get all the important information from your first – price range, room type as well as choice in location. We run these criteria through our extensive hotel database and send you the perfect fits – the most affordable hotel rates during ProSweets Cologne with access to public transport.

Given how many are set to visit Cologne for the exhibition, it’s smart to beat them to the best hotels near Koelnmesse and do so quickly.

Once you’ve established where you’ll stay, it’s time to think about logistics. Do you require a contractor to build your exhibition booth? Or perhaps you require reservations for a meeting room with certain equipment? Trade Fair Trips ltd attends to your every need and does so in a matter of hours.

On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

30 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By car
By car:

20 mins when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

10 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

30 mins when travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport

10 mins when travelling from Cologne Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)


Hotels near ProSweets

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ProSweets 2025 Köln Tulip Inn Hotel Düsseldorf Arena 62.9 Düsseldorf from € 461.60 EUR Book Now
ProSweets 2025 Köln Steigenberger Hotel Koln 4.4 Köln from € 223.00 EUR Book Now
ProSweets 2025 Köln Radisson Blu Conference Hotel 47.9 Düsseldorf from € 532.00 EUR Book Now
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ProSweets 2025 Köln NH Dusseldorf City 45.21 Düsseldorf from € 476.00 EUR Book Now
Tante Alma Hotel Lasthaus am Ring 3.7 Köln from € 346.00 EUR Book Now
ProSweets 2025 Köln Precise House Dusseldorf Airport Ratingen from € 371.00 EUR Book Now
ProSweets 2025 Köln Mercure Koeln Belfortstrasse 2.9 Köln from € 256.00 EUR Book Now

ProSweets Cologne exists since the year 2006 – a short amount of time, and yet has become one of the biggest exhibitions in the confectionary and snacks industry. It certainly helps that it shares the stage in Cologne, Germany with ISM. Both events are organised yearly and editions last for a total of four days at the start of February.

Koelnmesse performs dual roles as the organiser and the venue, but receives help in running the exhibition through several German associations as well as the Sweets Global Network. Only professionals are admitted to the exhibition and working hours are from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon except for closing day, when all activities wrap up at 16:00 pm.

Commuting shouldn’t trouble you at all, if you don’t have a car. Whether you decide to go by metro or the city rail service (S6, S11, S12, S13), you’ll get there in no time.

What you can expect as an exhibitor?

  • As an exhibitor, there’s nothing more valuable than reputation and visibility. It’s a given that ProSweets Cologne unites the entire industry under one roof, which concentrates great amount of attention in one place, so you’re able to get more coverage and name recognition;
  • There are immense benefits to showcasing to ProSweets Cologne alongside ISM – you’re able to connect with decision makers on all levels, giving you a fast return on investment and generate impressive sales leads.
  • The presence of the entire value chain reveals to you how the industry is moving ahead as a whole and gives insight into possible market chances and warnings for your sector. The market research helps you identify direct competitors picking steam and major trends that are about to influence the market.

ProSweets Cologne continuously grows and asserts its position internationally. Last edition saw a rich product lineup from 343 exhibitors and an audience that exceeded 21,000 trade visitors, which came from over 100 countries. That should be enough assurance that ProSweets Cologne is a good financial decision in the long run.

We also wish to highlight a curious fact–eight of the ten top brands in the world are regular attendees.

Who are the visitors? They are the full processing chain as you get decision makers from every link–management, research and development, design, food trade manufacturing and production, quality control and maintenance, product development, purchasing, sales and marketing.

Where do the visitors come from? Naturally, roughly 30% are German natives and the rest come from countries in Europe, though numbers from North America and Asia are continuously growing.

ProSweets 2022

ProSweets 2022 and ISM 2022 received around 15,000 trade visitors from 96 countries. The events were held as hybrid events between 30.01.2022 and 02.02.2022. The events were composed of a live exhibition held at Messe Cologne and a digital service known as ISM&ProSweets@home. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the editions had to be held in such a format. The pandemic also warranted the implementation of strict Covid-19 safety measures, such as the 3G entry policy for the live aspects. Attendees had to present before entry immunisation passports, negative test results, or proof of recovery. Among the 96 countries that attended the fair were Russia, France, Belgium, the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

ProSweets 2023

The 2023 editions of ProSweets and ISM were held between 23.04.2023 and 25.04.2023 as a 2023 April Special Edition. They did not implement Covid-19 safety measures. This was due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions. ProSweets 2023 and ISM 2023 were attended by over 25,000 visitors from 135 countries and 119 exhibitors from 23 nations.

ProSweets 2024

The 2024 editions of ProSweets and ISM Cologne were live trade fairs hosted in Messe Cologne between 28.01.2024 and 31.01.2024. The events were attended by 1,675 exhibitors from more than 100 countries. 74 exhibitor nations attended ISM (88% from abroad), while ProSweets featured 30 (60% had travelled from abroad). The two trade fairs additionally received more than 43,000 visitors from more than 140 nations. 140 visitor countries attended ISM (over 70% of the ISM attendees were from a foreign country and around 60% of the ProSweets attendants were likewise from a foreign country) and 90 - ProSweets. 

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