29/10/2020 | Industry, Ingredients, International

Symrise continues its robust course of growth

Symrise AG successfully continued its profitable growth course in the third quarter despite the global coronavirus pandemic. SG SP

Sappi-Europe-CEO Berry Wiersum und Sustainability Managerin Sarah Price über Zusammenarbeit für eine nachhaltige Zukunft. (Foto: Sappi Europe)
28/10/2020 | Packaging

Sappi to offer innovation discussions on the “Blue Couch”

In times when many trade fairs are being postponed or cancelled altogether, creativity is more important than ever. SG SP

26/10/2020 | Ingredients

Limagrain inaugurates production line in France

Limagrain Ingredients, a European specialist in functional flours, is significantly developing its production capacity. SP

22/10/2020 | Packaging

VPK Group and Encase reach acquisition agreement

VPK Group NV has come to an agreement with Copi Holding to buy Encase Ltd, manufacturer and designer of corrugated cardboard packaging. SP

CANCELED: 21th International Sweets Business Forum 2020
18/11/2020 - 20/11/2020

CANCELED: 21th International Sweets Business Forum 2020

  We wanted to try the "Corona Restart", but unfortunately the current developments do not allow a safe event in November. With...

01/12/2020 - 03/12/2020

Fi Europe & Hi Europe

Frankfurt, Germany

31/01/2021 - 03/02/2021

ISM International Confectionery Trade Fair 2021

This is where the industry's heart beats   The entire diversity of the world of sweets and snacks will be awaiting you...
Cologne, Germany


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The SG-Magazine has been established for 50 years as an influential and informative journal read by confectionery business professionals throughout Germany and Europe. The scope of the magazine meanwhile covers the entire supply chain – especially marketing, sales, and packaging - as well as the wholesale and retail confectionery trade in Germany and abroad.

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sweets processing focuses on the value chain and covers all aspects from sourcing ingredients and raw materials to production technology; from IT and logistics to packaging and packaging material. The journal features articles in German and English and provides all companies active in the confectionery industry supply sector with information on confectionery business.

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International confectionery association SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK e V (SG) is an established network of over 300 member companies based in ten countries. SG is the leading communication  platform for confectionery professionals in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and beyond. Meanwhile, most companies involved in manufacturing and retailing confectionery (wholesalers, specialist retailers, importers, brokers, producers) are members. All enjoy huge benefits, such as a range of high quality services and invitations to exclusive, member only events.  There are an additional 40 supporting members active in the confectionery industry supply sector.

The International Sweets Business Forum in Berlin has taken SG well beyond the traditional territory of conventional training seminars and workshops. Social events, such as the New Year Reception in Munich or the ISM WARM UP held on the eve of the ISM in Cologne now rank as must-attend fixtures in the confectionery business year.

While acknowledging the growing significance of the global information and knowledge community, SG never loses sight of what’s going on at a local level.  Articles in SG-Magazin and sweets processing, the SG-Newsletter (several times a week), annual publication of the SG-Directory and worldwide contacts bear witness to the pronounced internationality of the association.

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  • Bernd Beth
Owner and CEO, 
La Table GmbH - fine living

    „Ever since I've been in the sweets business, the SG simply is a part of it all. The different events that I attend on a regular basis are always highly informative and organised just perfectly. They are the platform that allowed me to knit my network, which is of vital importance to me, and to update and foster it constantly. “

    Bernd Beth
    Owner and CEO,
    La Table GmbH - fine living

  • Dr. Adalbert Lechner, 
CEO, Lindt & Sprüngli (Deutschland) GmbH

    „High-calibre speakers and an interesting mix of guests make the International Confectioneries Congress simply a must, year by year.“

    Dr. Adalbert Lechner,
    CEO, Lindt & Sprüngli (Deutschland) GmbH