14/12/2018 | Ingredients

Cargill outlines plan to end cocoa deforestation

Cargill has outlined its plan to eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. SP

ISM 2019: more exhibitors, more space, more inspiration
14/12/2018 | International, Trade Fair

ISM 2019: more exhibitors, more space, more inspiration

The countdown is on: From 27 to 30 January 2019, the ISM as leading global trade fair for sweets and snacks will once again be bringing the supply and demand together at a worldwide level. Around 1,700 exhibitors from 73 countries – a new record – will present the whole world of sweets and snacks to the international trade audience on 120,000 square metres of exhibition space. SG

Patrick De Maeseneire
13/12/2018 | Industry, Ingredients, International, Particulars

Barry Callebaut: Patrick De Maeseneire reelected as Chairman

The ordinary Annual General Meeting 2018 of Barry Callebaut AG was held in Zurich-Oerlikon. All motions were adopted as proposed by the Board of Directors, including the reelection of Patrick De Maeseneire as Chairman and the election of Suja Chandrasekaran, Angela Wei Dong and Markus Neuhaus as new Board members. SG SP

10/01/2019 - 11/01/2019

SG New Years Reception 2019

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

26/01/2019 - 26/01/2019


SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK, the International Confectionery Organisation and partner of the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair for over 40 years,...

03/01/2019 - 05/01/2019

TrendSet Winter


12/01/2019 - 14/01/2019

Nordstil Winter


13/01/2019 - 15/01/2019

NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show

San Francisco, USA

19/01/2019 - 23/01/2019


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

ISM International Confectionery Trade Fair 2019
27/01/2019 - 30/01/2019

ISM International Confectionery Trade Fair 2019

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

sweets processing

sweets processing

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.

More Info
  • 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