Candy is FUN! Get Ready to Learn, Connect & Grow VIRTUALLY

74th Production Conference | Starting April 13, 2021

Attend From Anywhere in the World

Presentations Live Streamed & On Demand

Early Registrants Receive a Beyond the Basics Sample & Candy Fun! Box

Sponsorship Opportunities

Attendee Registration 

Find the right type of registration option for you! Pick what works for your schedule and educational needs. Special discounts are offered for early registrants and those who purchase our full virtual package.

Schedule at a Glance

Get an overview of the full virtual conference so you can start customizing your experience. Share it with colleagues who may be interested in attending!

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship

All sponsors are recognized on our website and in event-related materials. Sign up early to be included in the PMCA Fun Box being mailed to full conference and early registrants.

The PMCA Annual Production Conference is a premier technical conference for the confectionery and snack industry. Each presentation in our program is reviewed by a committee to ensure high-quality information on essential and trending topics.

“Very useful and practical information that I can take away for immediate practice and use. Love the demos!”

Attendee, 2019 Annual Production Conference

Outstanding and engaging presentations.

Attendee, 2019 Annual Production Conference

Meet the Speakers

We’ve got a fantastic lineup of industry professionals on our virtual program. Learn more about the presenters and their presentation topics.

Social Media Toolkit

Social Media Toolkit

Are you attending #pmca2021? Share your experience — check out our social media toolkit to make creating your own customized post easier than ever:

Marie Kelso Award

Marie Kelso Award

The Marie Kelso Award is given to the author of the paper presented at the previous years’ conference that most significantly contributes to industry knowledge, honoring the memory of Marie Kelso and her unwavering belief in the value of the production conference for the industry.

Hans Dresel Award

Hans Dresel Award

The Hans Dresel Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a significant or long-term active contribution to the confectionery industry. The recipient must have exhibited advanced knowledge of an industry-related topic and be generally recognized as inspirational.

Search Database

Search Database

Search our proceedings database for papers, videos and slides of past conference presentations.

2019 Highlights

2019 Highlights

Our 73rd Annual Production Conference was held Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Lancaster, PA. Check out the schedule, speaker lineup, photos and more.

Propose a Topic

Propose a Topic

Are you interested in being a presenter at our production conference or proposing a topic on behalf of your company? Is there is a topic you wish to learn more about? Submit a proposal for our Program Committee’s review.

Speaker Benefits

Interested Speakers

Automatic eligibility for the Marie Kelso Memorial Award and being published in MC Magazine are just a few benefits of speaking at a PMCA production conference.

Speaker Benefits

Participation Grant

The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education provides grants to those who would like to attend an educational event in the US confectionery industry but are unable due to financial hardships.