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Sweets & Snacks Expo

Come to the Sweets & Snacks Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 23-25, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

The Sweets & Snacks Expo will feature exhibitors, specialty markets, Innovation Avenue, a new-products showcase, and live presentations at the Discovery Theater. Meet your over 17,000 peers in the industry! “Put yourself in the center of the whole treating and snacking world!”

The Specialty Market will feature organic snacks and products, gluten-free snacks, premium gourmet label foods, and much more. At Destination Retail, learn all about the latest technologies, solutions that help build customer loyalty, and personal and group demonstrations with food experts.

Innovation Avenue will give you access to products never seen before from newly-formed companies in the confectionary and snack business. Discovery Theater speakers include Sally Lyons-Watt, Michael Sansolo, candy and snack expert Kara Nielsen, marketing guru Steve McGowan, food industry analyst Darren Seifer, IBM’s Scott Duby, and many more.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive in Chicago. To register for the Sweets & Snacks Expo and peruse full schedules of events and presenters, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Sweets & Snacks Expo experience more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. The Lake Shore Café offers lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights. Ask about our special corporate rates.