17/01/2020 | Packaging

Nestlé invests in food-grade recycled plastics in huge circular economy boost

Nestlé has announced an investment of up to CHF 2 bn Swiss francs to pioneer the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. SP

Pressekonferenz bei Syntegon (v. l.): Patrick Löffel (Pressesprecher), Uwe Harbauer (Geschäftsführer Pharma), Dr. Stefan König (Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung), Clemens Berger (Geschäftsführer Nahrungsmittel) sowie Dr. Dietrich Birk (Geschäftsführer VDMA Baden-Württemberg).
16/01/2020 | Packaging

Bosch Packaging is now Syntegon

Syntegon Technology is the new name among the market leaders in the processing and packaging industry. SG SP

14/01/2020 | Industry

Südzucker reports strong third quarter in fiscal 2019/20

In the first three quarters (1 March to 30 November 2019) of the current 2019/20 fiscal year, Südzucker AG posted group consolidated revenues of € 5.028 (previous year: 5.192) bn. SG SP

14/01/2020 | Industry, International

Lindt & Sprüngli continues its consistent growth

In the financial year 2019, Lindt & Sprüngli achieved very solid sales growth, gained substantial market shares and once again grew faster than the overall chocolate market. SG

01/02/2020 - 01/02/2020


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

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

28/01/2020 - 31/01/2020

UPAKOVKA - Processing & Packaging

Moscow, Russia

ISM International Confectionery Trade Fair 2020
02/02/2020 - 05/02/2020

ISM International Confectionery Trade Fair 2020

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

ProSweets Cologne 2020
02/02/2020 - 05/02/2020

ProSweets Cologne 2020

The internatiopnal supplier fair for the sweets and snacks industry   From raw materials/ingredients to process technology and packaging – ProSweets Cologne...
Cologne, Germany


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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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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