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Covid-19 Event Update

ProSweets Cologne 2023 will be hosted as a live event. The edition will take place at Koelnmesse from January 29th to February 1st, 2023. Live trade shows are still the most effective way to generate business and advance the industry, but safety must always come first. All coronavirus protective measures will be in place on the exhibition grounds. This will include:

  • Social distancing 

In indoor areas, attendants must also maintain a social distance of 1.5 metres. Physical forms of greeting, such as handshakes, are to be avoided at all times. Should it be necessary for attendees to make transactions, they should opt for contactless debit or credit cards. 

  • A 3G admittance policy

Participants will be required to present papers such as proof of recovery before being admitted to the trade fair. They must also present 3G papers upon arrival in Germany because of the implemented travel restrictions. All visitors should take into consideration that they may have to quarantine for a select amount of time after arrival. 

  • Continuous air supply

A highly specialised ventilation system will provide a continuous supply of external air to the venue.

  • Thorough and regular disinfections

Specialised cleaning teams will disinfect all frequently utilised areas and surfaces will every few hours. All participants must keep their hands clean at all times. They can use the disinfection stations in areas like the entrances for this task. 

  • Mandatory wearing of face masks

Attendants must wear surgical, KN95, or FFP2 masks. This rule applies to locations such as the exposition halls, conference rooms, and waiting areas. 

An Overview of ProSweets

ProSweets is the leading international messe (trade fair) for the sweets and snacks industry on a global level, and its appeal runs through manufacturers, buyers, influencers, tastemakers, and experts alike. Cologne, Germany welcomes the crème da le crème of the industry for a packed program that combines discussions on trends with business matchmaking. It’s not to be missed at any cost.

GETA ltd knows all the good deals in Cologne and handles your business travel arrangements with ease. All you need to do to get professional hotel accommodation for ProSweets at your ideal price is send us a budget and how many beds you need. We will craft a bespoke list of deals in a matter of hours and offer you the locations close to Koelnmesse. It’s always our top priority to connect you to sufficient public transport so you spend minutes commuting to the fair!

Why Your Visit Is Worth It?

You won’t find a better cross-border procurement platform than ProSweets that gives you access to so many different markets across all major regions in the world. What further makes this trade fair irresistible is the small number of exhibitors against the impressive number of trade visitors that promises more and better connections:

  • 300+ international exhibitors from 30+ countries showcased at the event;
  • 21,000+ international trade visitors from 100+ made the trip;
  • 21,000+ square metres of exhibition space used.

Industry Relevance

ProSweets is a rather newer trade fair as its first edition dates back to 2006, but in that time has managed to consolidate the entire processing chain for the confectionary industry in one place, which is an impressive feat to do. It’s why organisers report a steady increase over all major metrics of the fair. Editions are held annually at Kölnmesse and always bring the latest in technical advancements across the entire supply chain. The main product segments include raw materials and ingredients (spices, food additives), finished products (snacks, frozen food, drinks), packaging materials and packaging machines, refrigeration and air-conditioning technology, food safety and quality management, automation, robots and so much more. We also want to emphasize on the importance of innovation as part of the fair’s DNA as the popular Future Lab area shows.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Organisers boast that ProSweets is the preferred business platform for sweets and snacks manufacturers, citing the fact that eight of the ten top brands in the world exhibit at the fair regularly. This ought to be a powerful signal to potential exhibitors to wonder about the viability of the event. A breakdown of attendance data reveals that roughly two thirds of all exhibitors (227) have come from outside Germany, and roughly the same division can be observed with the visitors (70%). The prime countries to show interest in ProSweets are mainly from Europe with North America and Asia following suit.

Past Editions of ProSweets


ProSweets 2022 and ISM 2022 were held at the same time. The events took place as hybrid trade fairs at Messe Cologne. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, such a change in format was necessary. Live exhibitions that were held at the venue, as well as a digital platform (ISM and [email protected]). Approximately 15,000 visitors attended the renditions. Seventy-eight percent of the attendees were from other countries. This highlighted the value of the events for the sector. The event attracted 96 countries. France, Russia, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States, and Turkey were among the attending nations. The ISM and ProSweets 2022 were held between 30.01.2022 and 02.02.2022.

Past editions

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30.01.2022 - 02.02.2022






Cancelled because of COVID 19


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How to get to ProSweets

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On Foot

Cologne Bonn Airport – not advisable

Cologne Central Station – 30 mins via Hohenzollernbrücke


By Car

Cologne Bonn Airport – 20 mins via A559 and Östliche Zubringerstraße/L124

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via Auenweg


By Public Transport

Cologne Bonn Airport – 30 mins via S19 transport

Cologne Central Station – 10 mins via S-Bahn S6/12/9

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