The official program book is now available.

Sunday, April 15

PMCA LEARN|CONNECT|GROW Networking Event – The Montgomery House
(inside the convention center near Freedom Hall)
5:00-7:00 pm

Registration Opens – Heritage Ballroom lobby
3:00-6:00 pm – PMCA Registration Desk

Exhibitor Setup – Freedom Hall
3:00-6:00 pm – Badge pickup at PMCA registration desk

Monday, April 16

Opening Day Technical Session – Heritage Ballroom
7:00 am – Registration
8:00 am – Welcome and Chair’s Remarks
8:15 am – Student Recognition
8:30 am-12:30 pm – Basics & Beyond: Making Chocolate Work for You!

Supplier  Exhibit – Freedom Hall
12:30-5:00 pm – Supplier Exhibition
12:30-2:00 pm – PMCA Hosted Lunch

Reception – Freedom Hall lobby
5:15-6:15 pm – Hors d’oeuvres/cash bar

Tuesday, April 17

Morning  Technical Session – Heritage Ballroom
7:30 am – Registration
8:00 am-12:00 pm – Speaker Presentations

Lunch – Commonwealth Ballroom, Salons 3 and 4
12:00-1:30 pm – Buffet Style

PMCA Annual Member Meeting – Hickory Room
1:00-1:40 pm – Coffee and Dessert

Afternoon Technical Session – Heritage Ballroom
1:45-5:45 pm – Speaker Presentations

Reception – Commonwealth Ballroom Lobby
6:15-7:15 pm – Hors d’oeuvres/cash bar

Annual Dinner – Commonwealth Ballroom
7:30 pm – Awards Banquet and Dinner Speaker

Wednesday, April 18

Closing Day Session – Heritage Ballroom
8:00 am – Registration
8:30 am-12:00 pm – Speaker Presentations

Making Chocolate Work for You!
Monday, April 16

This half-day seminar will provide basic information, along with some advanced techniques and new technologies. Presentations from experienced industry professionals will be accompanied by live demonstrations and audience tasting samples.

Learn more about the B&B speakers.

Abso-FRUIT-ly delicious — Using Fruit in Confections
Monday, April 16

How are fruits used in different confectionery applications? Purees, juices, dried fruit, chocolate-covered fruit – the possibilities are endless, and so are the considerations, such as fiber levels, added sugars, sugar profiles and water activity. This interactive exhibit will feature tasting samples of fruit in different forms and applications, educational videos, handouts and posters.