Sweets & Snacks Expo Plans Indy, Las Vegas Rotation

To accommodate show growth, the event will depart Chicago and rotate between the two cities from 2024 to 2032.
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Following a 2023 show that featured more than 800 exhibitors, including many private label manufacturers, the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo trade show is moving to a two-city rotation starting in 2024.

Beginning next year, 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. Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the event has been traditionally held in Chicago, Ill.

"As we look to the future of this important brand we have built through the Sweets & Snacks Expo, we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our growing exhibitor and attendee community," said John Downs, president and CEO of NCA. "Our new brand is inspired by the unique experiences associated with candy and snacks – the thrill of discovering innovative new products, the sweetness of sharing a decadent piece of chocolate with a loved one, and the always satisfying crunch of a tasty potato chip." 

NCA cites the future venue changes as a way to keep up with attendee and exhibitor growth. Nearly 18,000 people registered for the 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo, with more than 800 exhibitors on the show floor.