The National Confectioners Association is now accepting speaker proposals for its 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo. Set to occur from May 22-21, 2018, at the McCormick Place in Chicago, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will feature more than 18,000 registrants and more than 800 exhibitors.
Potential speakers may pick from the following list of topics:
  • E-commerce sales and shopper behavior
  • C.P.G. packaging, specifically new technologies
  • Multi-cultural snacking behavior
  • Innovative merchandising solutions
  • The secrets of success with Lidl, Aldi and other emerging retailers
  • Social marketing trends: What’s after the obvious?
  • Seasonal collaboration best practices
  • Channel perspective: Winners and losers
  • Balancing the wants and needs of the shopper at checkout
  • Private label facts and myths
  • Other topics relevant to confections, snacks, snacking and specialty products sales
Selected speakers will be given complimentary admission to the Sweets and Snacks Expo along with other benefits. A select number of speakers may also be offered the opportunity to conduct a more comprehensive review of the material following the expo in a webinar during the summer of 2018.
Proposals are due by Sept 15. To submit a proposal, visit