The world famous International Confectionery and Snack Fair – ISM (Weltleitmesse für Süßwaren und Snacks) opened its doors for the 50th time in Cologne this year. Henriette Reker, the Mayor of Cologne Metropolitan Municipality made the opening speech at the fair.

1750 companies from 76 countries attend the fair in general. The IHB Turkey (Istanbul Cereals Pulses Oil Seeds and Products Exporters’ Union) 33 companies are participating in the national constitution, participated in 49 individual companies.

Various kinds of sugar delight, chocolate, biscuits, energy drink, muesli, corn, rice flakes, bakery products, cakes, pastry and custard ingredients, dried fruits, cookies and many other types of sweet and snack foods took their place on the stands.

In addition to standard products, bio, gluten-free products and halal foods were among the products that attracted attention at the stands.


ERKO Şekerleme, which came from Istanbul and participated in the fair for the first time, took its place at the national stand with specially prepared Turkish delights under the brand name.

Cenk Kopuz, Managing Partner of ERKO Şekerleme, pointed out that their products are gluten-free and glucose-free and said:

“First of all, we prepare our products with sugar without using glucose syrup. We do not use paint additives in our products, from crushed crocus wrapped marshmallows to fruit-flavored roving marshmallows. In addition, our products are gluten-free, and starch does not already have gluten. We have a factory located on 5000 square meters in Tuzla, Istanbul. We supply products to the covered market. We supply products to retail chains. We have just created our own brand. We attend the fair for the first time. We are considering increasing our exports. ”