Deutsche Produktion Nahrungsmittelmaschinen und Verpackungsmaschinen (Bild: VDMA/Statistisches Bundesamt)
13/06/2024 | Industry

VDMA: Production at record level in 2023

In 2023, the production of food processing and packaging machinery increased by 5 percent to 16.5 billion euros. SP

•	The leading Italian ice cream show in the world will also confirm the other 4 supply chains: pastry, chocolate, coffee and bakery. The 2025 edition will feature a large space designated to pizza, an industry worth over 153 billion dollars worldwide. (Image: SIGEP)
11/06/2024 | Industry

SIGEP looks to "the world", and the premier italian ice cream show in the world makes its pizza space even bigger

The 46th edition of the event organized by Italian Exhibition Group will be held in Rimini from 18 to 22 January 2025, with a new pay-off: Sigep World – The World Expo for Foodservice Excellence SP

Mit dem Neubau einer Montagehalle und eines Bürogebäudes am Hauptstandort hat Schubert seine Fertigungskapazitäten noch einmal deutlich erweitert. (Bild: Gerhard Schubert GmbH)
10/06/2024 | Packaging

Schubert asserts its leading position in the packaging world

Despite the adverse market conditions in the mechanical engineering sector, the Crailsheim, Germany-based family-operated company Gerhard Schubert GmbH achieved remarkable growth in 2023. SP

07/06/2024 | Technology

International OTC Symposium invites experts from the confectionery industry to Aachen for innovative dialogue

Following the enormous success of the first event in 2022, the symposium promises to offer new insights, trends and experiences. SP

04/07/2024 - 05/07/2024

SG-Golf-Cup 2024

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.

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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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