For the first time ever, the flagship event Fi Asia will be hosted alongside Vitafoods Asia this year (5 to 7 October), connecting even more buyers and suppliers in the booming nutrition industry at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok/Thailand and online.
Solvay has invested in Suanfarma’s Cipan manufacturing site in Portugal to develop its biotechnological capabilities and support the development of natural ingredients, especially in the vanillin category.
Food upcycling start-up Koa – specializing in repurposing cocoa pulp, a by-product from the chocolate industry as value-added ingredients – has captured USD 10 m in funding to raise its processing by tenfold at its plant in Ghana.
Members and Guests of SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK meet for the annual golf tournament. Participation by invitation only.
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.
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.
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.
„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. “
Owner and CEO,
La Table GmbH - fine living
„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