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Virtual Presentations Livestreaming May through October


Up Next: August 10, 2021

Nuts, Almonds, Chocolate: Functionality, Shelf Like & Liking – Three studies will be presented addressing concerns on shelf life for diced almond and almond butter-filled chocolate products.

Schedule at a Glance

Get an overview of the full virtual conference so you can start customizing your experience. It’s great to share with colleagues who may be interested in attending!

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.

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.

“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

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, honoring the memory of Marie Kelso and her belief in the value of the production conference.

Hans Dresel Award

Hans Dresel Memorial 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.

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.