Koelnmesse, the organizers of the ISM / ProSweets trade fair, said he was optimistic about next year’s event in Cologne after reporting that around 1,300 exhibitors and 80% of the exhibition space had already been reserved. .
Three months before the show opened, he said 24% of the exhibition space had been booked by German companies and 76% by foreigners.
ISM / ProSweets is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for sweets and snacks and covers seven halls at the Koelnmess exhibition center. A total of 27 country pavilions from 22 countries and regions have already registered, with exhibitors from 65 countries including North Africa, South America and Asia. The participation of countries with the highest number of exhibitors comes from Belgium, UK, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece, France, Netherlands and USA, said organizers.
“We are delighted with this positive result. This shows how important the ISM is to the industry as a central business meeting point. With our concept of safety and hygiene of confidence, # B-SAFe4business, we ensure complete safety as we have already demonstrated at exhibitions like Anuga,“Said Sabine Schommer, director of the ISM.
The requirement for all participants to be fully vaccinated, or to have recovered from an infection within the past six months (but at least 28 days ago), or to have a negative test for Covid, s ‘applies throughout the exhibition grounds.
Admission to Koelnmesse will be through digital entrance tickets using the ISM app. This ticket must be accompanied by recognized digital proof of full vaccination, negative test, or recent recovery – a measure that will eliminate wait times and ensure the safety of all show attendees.
Organizers said participants must also continue to wear medical masks and maintain a social distance of 1.50 meters, and although some restrictions are mandatory, at the time of writing, Germany has relaxed some of its laws and it is no longer necessary to take the details of contact tracing. on stands or in catering areas or to count visitors in stand areas.
“The general restriction on the number of people at trade fair booths has also been relaxed, although social distancing must still be observed. The mask requirement has been removed in the fixed and standing areas. Masks can also be removed when tasting food or drink. Sneeze guards are no longer necessary in fixed and standing areas. In addition, exhibitions and information desks can now be placed again at the edge of stand areas and exhibitors can also organize ‘gatherings at their stand.Said Koelnmesse.
- ISM / ProSweets runs from January 30, 2022 to February 2, 2022 – see website for details.