Buyers Missions

Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission at the 2024 Sweets and Snacks Expo

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Event Date
May 13—15, 2024
Indianapolis, IN
Registration Deadline
Apr 18, 2024

Food Export Buyers Missions are Unique, Curated Experiences that Maximize Your Time and Investment

Food Export-Midwest, in partnership with the National Confectioners Association, will be conducting a Sweets and Snacks Buyers Mission at the 2024 Sweets and Snacks Expo! As the largest candy and snack event in the Americas, the Sweets & Snacks Expo convenes manufacturers, customers and sales agents for an action-packed week of education sessions, networking opportunities and key insights. The event also highlights the hottest product and packaging trends that consumers can expect to see in the coming year.

Take advantage of the projected growth in the confectionery market! Research indicates a bright future for the worldwide confectionery sector, with the majority of sales coming from mature markets in developed countries.

You’ll meet with pre-qualified buyers from around the world in pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings right here in the U.S., generate new sales leads, and build relationships with key industry players! It’s the perfect low-cost opportunity to meet qualified buyers from around the world in one place!

Register early as meeting slots are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Health and Safety Information

For information about health and safety at this event, please refer to our Health and Safety FAQ page.

Inside Look at a Food Export Buyers Mission

Buyer Profiles

  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Fiji
  • Honduras
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Vietnam

Download Buyer Profiles

Products of Interest

This is your opportunity to develop and expand your business with international buyers who have expressed interest in a variety of U.S. products.

  • Sweet & Savory Snacks
  • Confectionery Products
  • Non-Chocolate Candy
  • Sugar-Free Candy
  • Plant-Based Alternatives
  • Supplements & Sweeteners
  • Nuts
  • Bakery Products
  • Sauces, Dressings, Spreads & Condiments
  • Spices & Seasonings
  • Beverages

Preparation Assistance

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Complimentary Webinars

Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.

Success Stories

Every year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast Buyers Missions to generate new export sales and establish new distributorships.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Buyers Missions Reported:

Market Access Program (MAP) Funding

1st Time Export Sales

New Distributorships Established

New Distributorships Established

New Foreign Buyer Contacts

New Foreign Buyer Introductions

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) Fund

$164 Million
Projected Sales

Over $100k in New Export Sales

$162 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • And much more!