Signing a letter of intent: Barry Callebaut and the Cameroon government.
24/05/2019 | Industry, Ingredients, International

Barry Callebaut and Cameroon intensify collaboration to support young cocoa farmers

Barry Callebaut and the government of Cameroon signed a letter of intent May 23, to intensify the cooperation on sustainable cocoa farming, in particular, supporting the next generation of cocoa farmers. SG SP

23/05/2019 | Ingredients

Tate & Lyle full-year profits dip

British food ingredients maker Tate & Lyle has reported a 16 % drop in profits before tax to GBP 240 m (2018: GBP 286 m). SP

Fi Europe & Ni 2019: Europe’s leading trade show for ingredients returns to Paris
23/05/2019 | Ingredients, Trade Fair, Trends

Fi Europe & Ni 2019: Europe’s leading trade show for ingredients returns to Paris

From 3 to 5 December 2019, Food ingredients Europe & Natural ingredients will once again be the food industry’s epicentre. SP

04/07/2019 - 05/07/2019

SG-Golf-Cup 2019

Members and Guests of SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK meet for the annual gold tournament.   Participation by invitation only.

28/05/2019 - 01/06/2019

THAIFEX – World of Food Asia

Bangkok, Thailand

19/06/2019 - 21/06/2019

FI Asia - China Hi & Ni

Shanghai, China

27/06/2019 - 28/06/2019


Barcelona, Spain

NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show
30/06/2019 - 02/07/2019

NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show

New York City, USA

06/07/2019 - 08/07/2019

TrendSet Sommer

Munich, Germany



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.

About Us

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

  • Frank Hirnschal
Vice Chairman , Kaufland GmbH

    „The SG's commitment to the entire trade and industry, such as the SÜSSER STERN industry award, is just great.“

    Frank Hirnschal
    Vice Chairman , Kaufland GmbH

  • 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

  • Aleksandar Stojanovic
CEO, STI Group

    „As packing and display specialists, we attach great importance to having a personal exchange with the responsible people in the trade and industry, in particular with marketing and distribution executives and decision makers in. SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK provides an incomparable platform to facilitate this.“

    Aleksandar Stojanovic
    CEO, STI Group

  • Kai Panholzer
CEO, Hussel GmbH

    „I always enjoy being on the road with the SG because it brings me in contact with new manufacturers and traders abroad.“

    Kai Panholzer
    CEO, Hussel GmbH