VIENNA, Va. Following the success of a successful fall 2007 show, the National Confectioners Association, sponsor of the All Candy Expo, announced Monday that the dates of the 2008 expo will be move to May 20 to May 22.
The move follows research that confirmed more than 75 percent of the expo’s current exhibitors agreed that the spring dates would give them additional opportunities in the marketplace. “Predominantly speaking, the spring dates let buyer attendees take advantage of earlier buying cycles while many confectionery and snack exhibitors are afforded an extended selling timeline for the year,” said NCA President Larry Graham.
The expo, billed as the largest confectionery, cookie and snack show in the Americas, touts exhibitor participation up by 12 percent and a floor plan that grew 9 percent from 2006. Graham expects the All Candy Expo to continue to grow in the coming year, stating that the show will add more than 130 exhibiting companies.