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PMCA 70th Annual Production Conference


April 11-13, 2016

Lancaster, PA 

2016 Supplier Exhibit to Feature Alternative Sweeteners 
(more info to follow)
Candy manufactures and confectionery industry suppliers meet with the goal to continually improve manufacturing quality through a series of technical presentations, supplier exhibitions, and networking opportunities, including the Annual Golf Tournament.
Exhibitor Registration
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Conference Registration
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Schedule of Events
Click Here for a look at what to expect at the 2016 conference.
*Wednesday Chocolate Workshop*  NEW for 2016
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Scheduled Speakers
Check back mid-December for a list of 2016 speakers
Past Production Conference Highlights
Click Here to view pictures and information from past Production Conferences.

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Beginning candy makers, large confectionery manufacturers, confectionery industry suppliers - this is the organization that brings you together and promotes technological advancement, research, training and peer networking and problem solving.


Member Benefits

  • Member Directory Listing
  • Newsletters
  • Priority Registration for Production Conference and Short Courses
  • Access to our vast technical research library and conference proceedings
  • Peer networking

PMCA Course Overview

Student Outreach Program

2016 Student Application 
*Available in Fall 2015*
Deadline: 01/30/2016

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Job Postings

David Michael & Co.
Philadelphia, PA
Food Technologist - Click Here
posted September 9, 2015

Just Born, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA

Manufacturing Associate 2nd & 3rd Shift - Click Here
Electric/Mechanical Mechanic - Click Here
Retail Inventory Planning & Facilities Manager - Click Here
Retail Sales Planning Supervisor - Click Here
Machine Operator - Click Here
Chief Information Officer - Click Here
Assistant Store Manager - Click Here
Graphic Design Artist - Click Here
HR & Office Services Assistant - Click Here
updated November 16, 2015

Click here for more information on these Job Postings

Recent News and Upcoming Events  

Basics and Beyond Sub-Cmte. Meeting
December 2, 2015
2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
Conference Call

Hosted Display Sub-Cmte. Meeting
January 11, 2016
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST
Conference Call

Membership and Marketing Cmte. Meeting
January 19, 2016
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST
Conference Call

Speaker Materials and Timing Sub-Cmte. Meeting
February 11, 2016
4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
Conference Call

 Research and Scholarships

The Research Committee oversees one of PMCA's core areas. From the scholarship programs, specialized fellowships and research grants to technical research symposiums, the committee promotes basic and applied scientific research in the science of chocolate and confectionery. Scholarship opportunities involve undergraduate scholarships from the American Association of Candy Technologies (AACT) as well as the PMCA graduate fellowship offered at the Pennsylvania State University.
Qiaoqiao (Vicki) Dai Named Recipient of the
2015 PMCA/Penn State Allen Allured Fellowship Grant

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