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PMCA 69th Annual Production Conference


April 13-15, 2015

Lancaster, PA 

2015 Supplier Exhibit to Feature Fats & Oils in Confections
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Candy manufactures and confectionery industry suppliers meet with the goal to continually improve manufacturing quality through a series of technical presentations, supplier exhibitions, and networking opportunities, including the Annual Golf Tournament.
Exhibitor Registration
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Conference Registration
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Schedule of Events
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Scheduled Speakers
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Past Production Conference Highlights
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 Students Complete Caramel-Fudge-Toffee Course

Tuesday June 16 - Thursday June 18, 2015:

Chocolate & Compound: 

From Bean to Bar and Everything in Between

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Beginning candy makers, large confectionery manufacturers, confectionery industry suppliers - this is the organization that brings you together and promotes technological advancement, research, training and peer networking and problem solving.


Member Benefits

  • Member Directory Lisitng
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  • Priority Registration for Production Conference and Short Courses
  • Access to our vast technical research library and conference proceedings
  • Peer networking

PMCA Course Overview

Student Outreach Program

Deadline: 01/30/2015

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Enhanced Confections 
Workshop 2015
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Recent News and Upcoming Events  

PMCA Hosted Display Sub-Cmte. Meeting
March 27, 2015
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Conference Call
PMCA Basics and Beyond Sub-Cmte. Meeting
March 31, 2015
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Conference Call
PMCA Annual Member Golf Tournament
April 12, 2015
Hershey Country Club
Hershey, PA
PMCA 69th Annual Production Conference
April 13-15, 2015
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA
PMCA Chocolate & Compound Sub-Cmte. Meeting
April 23, 2015
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Conference Call
PMCA Membership & Marketing Cmte. Meeting
May 6, 2015
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Via Conference Call
PMCA Chocolate & Compound Manufacture & Use Short Course
June 16-19, 2015
Wolfgang Candy Company
York, PA

 Research and Scholarships

The Research Committee oversees one of PMCA's core areas. From the scholarship programs, specialized fellowships and research grants to technical research symposiums, the committee promotes basic and applied scientific research in the science of chocolate and confectionery. Scholarship opportunities involve undergraduate scholarships from the American Association of Candy Technologies (AACT) as well as the PMCA graduate fellowship offered at Pennsylvania State University.
 Erin Fleming Named Recipient of the
2013 PMCA/Penn State Ralph Lee Fellowship Grant

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