05/12/2019 | Industry, International

Cargill invests USD 113 million in Ivory Coast and Ghana site expansions

Cargill is investing over USD 113 m to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana. SG SP

04/12/2019 | Ingredients

Volume of sustainably produced cocoa increasing

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has launched its second report on the sustainable commodities market, this time covering the cocoa sector. SP

Solvay doubles production capacity of a vanillin variant
03/12/2019 | Ingredients

Solvay doubles production capacity of a vanillin variant

Solvay is spearheading the switch to natural vanillin alternatives to satisfy the growing demand for true-to-nature products. SP

Cocoa fruit.
29/11/2019 | Ingredients, Products, Trends

Exploiting pulp potential: Nestlé Japan launches its Cacao Fruit Chocolate

Nestlé Japan is launching its “Cacao Fruit Chocolate,” introduced in the form of a KitKat. SG SP

SG New Years Reception 2020
09/01/2020 - 10/01/2020

SG New Years Reception 2020

SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK welcomes its members and guest into the new year.   The SG New Years Reception takes place in Munich...

05/01/2020 - 07/01/2020

TrendSet Winter


11/01/2020 - 14/01/2020


Paris, France

11/01/2020 - 13/01/2020

Nordstil Winter


18/01/2020 - 22/01/2020


International Trade Fair for Gelato, Pastry, Confectionery and Bakery and Coffee
Rimini, Italy

19/01/2020 - 21/01/2020

NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show

San Francisco, USA


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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