The 74th Annual Production Conference will be held Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. A supplier exhibition, educational sessions featuring live demos and audience tasting samples and many networking opportunities are all part of the experience.

“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 in the fall of 2019 for details on topics, speakers, networking opportunities and more.

Registration

Attendee Registration

Please check back in the fall of 2019 for registration details.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors

Get details on everything you need to know as an exhibitor — registration, booth reservation, floor plan and more.

Submit a Topic Proposal

Event Sponsorship

Become a sponsor of the 74th Annual Production Conference!

Hotel

Hotel

Make your conference experience more convenient by staying at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Booking details will become available in the late fall of 2019.

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.

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.

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.

Benefits of Presenting

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.