World Confectionery Conference rescheduledWorld Confectionery Conference rescheduled

Posted on 26 June 2020

With the developments of Covid-19 and difficulty with social distancing and travel for the events industry, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the World Confectionery Conference 2020.

The conference will now take place on Friday 26 March 2021.

The conference venue remains the same, the Brussels Marriott Hotel, Grand Place, Belgium, so we very much hope that you will all be able to join with us to celebrate some of the many key achievements within the confectionery industry through our event programme including the accompanying World Confectionery Awards. The deadline for entries regarding this element has now been extended to 10 January 2021.

For further details regarding sponsorship and the final available event speaking opportunities, contact events manager Kyra O’Sheen at [email protected]. Registration for the conference remains open – click here to register on the World Confectionery Conference website.


Asia CanTech 2020 updateAsia CanTech 2020 update

Posted on 11 June 2020

This year’s Asia CanTech conference is still planned to go ahead we are keeping a close eye on what governments are advising regarding PPE, social distancing, travel restrictions etc, and will keep you informed.

There is still a lot of interest in the event, and last week we had a booking from six Vietnamese can makers.

Asia CanTech conference director, Neil McRitchie, says that from talking to people in Vietnam, it is looking very much business as usual there, with bars, restaurants and shops open. The only snag is that they are not issuing any visas for foreign travellers at the moment! We will keep you all informed as the visa situation develops.

The hotel’s cancellation policy offers a full refund up to 48 hours before your stay. If we have to postpone Asia CanTech, you will of course be offered a full refund or be given the option of transferring the booking to the next show.

Neil says it looks like companies are saying to travel abroad when possible, if it is safe to do so. Different countries are at different levels of removing lockdown restrictions, and we hope that by August, things will have improved considerably. We are constantly reviewing the situation, and once the visa rules change we will be back with further information.

Stay safe and well, everyone.

Important update about our newsletters

Posted on 27 April 2020

From 30 April 2020, we’re changing over email providers for our newsletters.

If you are already subscribed, you do not have to do anything, but please be informed that the next time you receive your weekly email updates, it will be from the following email address: [email protected]

The ‘from’ name will still be the name of the magazine editors.

If you do not receive our newsletter next week, please first check your junk folder.

If for any other reason you do not receive the newsletters you’ve signed up to, please do not hesitate to contact us, by emailing [email protected].

Free digital magazine editionsFree digital magazine editions

Posted on 25 March 2020

With the coronavirus affecting people’s working lives across the world, Bell Publishing wants to do what we can to help everyone stay in touch with their industries. Which is why we’re suspending the log-in requirement on the latest digital editions of our magazines, so you and your customers can read them for free at your leisure. You can find the digital editions from the homepage of each of our websites; simply click on the links below:

Confectionery Production

CanTech International

Dairy Industries International

Food & Drink Technology 

Tea & Coffee Trade Journal

If you’d prefer to read print editions, and would like to have them delivered to a home address, please let us know by sending the details to:

Stay safe and healthy, everyone – and happy reading.

February updatesFebruary updates

Posted on 26 February 2020

For such a short month, we sure have been busy here at Bell Publishing!

Megan Freeman, our events manager, has now left to go on maternity leave. We wish her all the best and look forward to meeting her new baby girl. In her absence please contact Kyra ([email protected]) who is covering Megan’s maternity leave.

The teams are back from a successful ProSweets event. If you’d like to gain an insight on what went on, you can take a look at Food & Drink editor Rodney’s blog and Neill, Confectionery Production’s editor, has uploaded two video from the event, which you can view here and here.

Talking of sweets, we love the updated Sweets and Savoury Snacks World website, that now matches the look and feel of its sister site Confectionery Production. Do take a look by clicking here . Additionally, follow SSSW on Instagram at @sweetsnsavoury.

UKERS 2020 Tea & Coffee Global Director & Buyer’s GuideUKERS 2020 Tea & Coffee Global Director & Buyer’s Guide

Posted on 19 February 2020

The entry form for the UKERS 2020 Tea & Coffee Global Director & Buyer’s Guide is now open.

Entry is free of charge, so don’t miss out on being part of this valuable industry resource – the only annual directory for the entire global tea and coffee industries.

Click here to submit your entry.

Canpack wins Supreme Award at CanTech The Grand TourCanpack wins Supreme Award at CanTech The Grand Tour

Posted on 18 February 2020

CanPack India were the recipients of the Supreme Cup at the first event of its kind in India.

The event, which took place at the Novotel Aerocity Hotel in New Delhi from 17-19 February, attracted global suppliers to India, to explore the potential growth of metal packaging within the territory.

You can read about the event here.

Steve CrowhurstWelcome to Steve!

Posted on 10 February 2020

We are delighted to welcome Steve Crowhurst to the team, who joins us as head of sales for Tea & Coffee Trade Journal.

Steve joins us having spent many years running the UK office of US company Crain Communications.

He can be contacted at [email protected].

A statement regarding CanTech The Grand TourA statement regarding CanTech The Grand Tour

Posted on 5 February 2020

Following the outbreak of coronavirus in China, the CanTech The Grand Tour team are currently monitoring the situation closely and we are in contact with the authorities in New Delhi and the UK. The conference is going ahead as planned.

A number of Chinese participants have withdrawn from the conference due to the current travel restrictions. This is regretful but at the same time we are reassured by their actions to safeguard the health of themselves and our delegates, at this very difficult time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of CanTech The Grand Tour team.

Any further news will be published on

Alex RiversA new decade and fresh faces…

Posted on 30 January 2020

Hello everyone and a belated Happy New Year.

I’m Alex Rivers, Bell Publishing’s new digital editor. I previously worked as a proofreader in London and I’m excited about this next step, not to mention a shorter commute time!

Joining me in a new start is Roberto Morris, in a new role as office admin support.

I can be contacted at [email protected] and to contact Roberto, email [email protected].

We entered the New Year here at Bell Publishing with happy news of the arrival of Frankie’s new baby girl – we’re pleased to report that both mother and baby are doing well.

In other news, our CanTech International editor, Alex Fordham (who I, the second Alex, am now ironically sitting next to in the office!), has just returned from the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum in Paris. If you’d like to read his blog about the forum, click here.

In CanTech The Grand Tour news, we’ve just announced that Prakash Nedungadi completes our line-up of keynote speakers for our event in February. With 27 years of leadership experience behind him, Nedungadi has managed many leading global brands across a range of product categories and also has wide-spread knowledge of consumer-related insights and trends.

We’re looking forward to welcoming Nedungadi and the rest of our keynote speakers to the Grand Tour stage in a few weeks.

Elsewhere, the Confectionery Production and Food and Drink Technology teams are heading off to ProSweets in Cologne tomorrow, so make sure you keep an eye out for live updates on both Twitter pages: @confectionprod and @foodanddrinktec.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on 24 December 2019

Wishing all our readers, customers and partners a very happy Christmas and holiday season, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

The World Confectionery ConferenceThe World Confectionery Conference

Posted on 23 September 2019

We’re celebrating 20 years of business at Bell Publishing this year so we thought we’d celebrate by launching our first ever Confectionery Production event — the World Confectionery Conference.

The event will take place in September 2020 in Brussels, Belgium, and will address a wealth of industry developments and challenges affecting international sweets, snacks and bakery markets around the globe. The conference will assemble delegates and suppliers from across the world and the entire industry all under one roof.

Worldwide Expo, the events arm of Bell Publishing, already runs successful events for the metal packaging and tea and coffee industries, in collaboration with our titles CanTech International and Tea & Coffee Trade Journal.

For initial enquiries contact Kyra O’Sheen at [email protected].

Welcome to Rodney!

Posted on 13 May 2019

We would like to welcome Rodney Jack as the new editor of Food & Drink Technology magazine, Welcome to Rodney!after Carly has decided to explore other ventures following her maternity leave.

Welcome Rodney, and thank you to Michelle for holding down the fort!

You can contact Rodney via [email protected], or @FoodandDrinkTec

Speaking of Food & Drink, the website has joined the others in the new layout. It offers improved navigation and mobile optimisation so you can have the latest news wherever you are. The handy tabs at the top mean you can find the news you want with ease! Do take a look and let us know what you think.

CanTech International increases to 11 editionsCanTech International increases to 11 editions

Posted on 17 January 2019

CanTech International will be increasing its publications to 11 editions a year as of 2019. The current joint July/August editions will be splitting to make separate July and August issues, the latter becoming a full Supplier Profile issue.

The increase has come as the previous Supplier Profile – currently published in September – has grown so large it deserved its own issue.

The increase in publications hasn’t meant an increase in subscriptions though – so readers are getting 11 issues for the price of ten, and still with all the current benefits:

  • 11 issues delivered to any worldwide destination
  • Password access to online magazine
  • Back issue archive including all features
  • Digital issues as PDF or interactive e-zines
  • Weekly news alerts

Don’t delay, subscribe today!

If you’d like to be featured in the August Supplier Profile issue, or any of our other issues, please get in touch!

For editorial, email Editor Alex Fordham, and for adverts and sales, contact Sales Manager Mark Neilson

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