Mark your calendar! 74th Annual Production Conference, April 12-14, 2021

The PMCA Annual Production Conference is a premier technical conference for the confectionery and snack industry. A supplier exhibition, educational sessions featuring live demos and tasting samples and many networking opportunities are all part of the experience.

Each presentation in our program is reviewed by a committee to ensure high-quality information on essential and trending topics.

Disclaimer: PMCA will follow any CDC and local health department guidelines that may be in place during the conference. The safety of attendees, speakers and staff is our top priority.

“Very pleased with the attendance and the exhibitor show. Great attendance at our booth!”

Exhibitor, 2019 Annual Production Conference

Outstanding and engaging presentations.

Attendee, 2019 Annual Production Conference

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

Attendee, 2019 Annual Production Conference

Program

Please check back later for the official 2021 program booklet. In the meantime, visit our speaker lineup page.

Meet the Speakers

We’ve got a great lineup of industry professionals on our program. Get to know our speakers and learn about their presentation topics.

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For Exhibitors

Get details on on everything you need to know as an exhibitor — registration, booth reservations, speed networking and more. Each booth comes with one complimentary full conference registration and an unlimited number of hall passes.

For Attendees

Learn more about attendee registration including pricing, types of registration and our cancellation policy.

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 within the confectionery industry.

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Virtual Participation

For the first time, we are please to offer a virtual abridged conference experience for those who are unable to attend our event in person. Please check back later for details.

Search Database

Search Database

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

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.

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.

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.