76th Annual Production Conference | April 17-19, 2023

Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA

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.

“Amazing presentations, very knowledgeable speakers, very engaging demonstrations and sampling”

Attendee, 2022 Annual Production Conference

“A great collection of presentations. I learned a lot — thanks to all speakers!”

Attendee, 2022 Annual Production Conference

Thank You 2023 Event Sponsors

exhibit hall

Exhibitor Registration

Reserve your booth space for the supplier exhibit held Monday, April 17. Standard and expanded booth sizes are available.

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Exhibit Floor Plan

Check out the layout for the supplier show — spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Attendee Registration

Learn more about types of registration, registration fees and more for conference attendees.


Our detailed agenda is now available! Start planning your conference experience and learn more about the topics being presented.

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Event Sponsorship

Support the 76th Annual Production Conference and gain recognition for your company by becoming an event sponsor.



Stay onsite for the most convenient conference experience. Reserve your room at the Lancaster Marriott in the PMCA attendee block.

Marie Kelso Award

Marie Kelso Memorial Award

This award is given to the author of the presentation at the previous year’s conference that most significantly contributes to industry knowledge.

Hans Dresel Award

Hans Dresel Memorial Award

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a significant or long-term active contribution to the confectionery industry.

Propose a Topic

Propose a Topic

Are you interested in presenting at our 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.

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2022 Highlights

Our 75th Annual Production Conference was held April 11-13, 2022. Check out some snapshots of this milestone year.

Al and Michael Allured

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 constraints.