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2014 PMCA Annual Production Conference


April 14-16, 2014 

Lancaster County Convention Center


2014 Supplier Exhibit to Feature Dairy 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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Registration Now Open!

Food Safety & Quality Short Course

June 10 - 12, 2014    *    Kulpsville, PA

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

 PMCA Student

Outreach Program


2014 Student Application

Deadline: 01/31/2014


Check out whats new in 2014!


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2014 Short Course Schedule Announced


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Special offering by the Confectionery Industry Advisory Board

Enhanced Confections Short Course

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Recent News and Upcoming Events

PMCA Annual Golf Tournament
April 13, 2014
Hershey Country Club East Course
Hershey, PA

PMCA 68th Annual Production Conference
April 14 - 16, 2014
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

PMCA Annual Meeting of Members
April 15, 2014
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

Food Safety and Quality Short Course
June 10-13, 2014
Asher's Chocolates
Souderton, PA

Caramel, Fudge and Toffee Short Course
November 11-14, 2014
Warrell Corp/Classic Caramel
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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