PMCA Will Not Hold Production Conference April 20-22, 2020

On Thursday March 12, 2020, the PMCA Board met in Lancaster and made the decision that the welfare of our members requires that the PMCA Annual Production Conference should not go forward in its traditional format due to the current national COVID-19 crisis. In addition, on Friday March 13, 2020 the president declared a national emergency.

While we are prohibited from holding our production conference in its normal format, one that we all look forward to, we are working with our speakers, exhibitors, students and volunteers to reformat the conference content into a digital form that will be offered virtually at a time yet to be determined. We will advise you as soon as we have more details.

From everyone at PMCA, please stay safe and know that we are committed to keeping you connected with your industry colleagues and friends in the spirit of our mission to learn, connect and grow.

Program

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Meet the Speakers

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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.

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.

Search Database

Search Database

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

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.

“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