A peek at the “sweet” return of trade shows in the Circle City.

Indy has safely and successfully hosted 117 live events since the onset of the pandemic, welcoming a total of 400,038 attendees. These events included the entire NCAA Men’s March Madness Tournament, corporate meetings, religious conferences, youth sporting competitions – and as of last week, we can proudly add trade shows to our robust event lineup.

National Confectioners Association held their 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo inside the Indiana Convention Center from June 23-25, officially kicking off the return of trade shows in the city. Indy will welcome several more this year, including FDIC International (August), Gen Con (September), National FFA (October), and Performance Racing Industry (December). After such a turbulent time for the meetings industry, the return of trade shows feels oh, so sweet.