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PMCA 69th Annual Production Conference


April 13-15, 2015

Lancaster, PA


2015 Supplier Exhibit to Feature Fats & Oils in Confections
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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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Hotel Information
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Schedule of Events
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Scheduled Speakers
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Past Production Conference Highlights
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 Students Complete Caramel-Fudge-Toffee Course

Watch for our next course in June 2015:

Chocolate and Compound Manufacture and Use 

Details will be posted as they become available

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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.


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  • Member Directory Lisitng
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  • 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

Deadline: 01/30/2015

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Recent News and Upcoming Events  

PMCA Hosted Display Sub-Cmte. Meeting
January 21, 2015
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Conference Call
PMCA Production Conference Program Cmte. Meeting
January 29, 2015
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Conference Call
PMCA Research Cmte. LRP Meeting
January 30, 2015
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Lancaster, PA
PMCA Membership and Marketing Cmte. Meeting
February 11, 2015
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Conference Call
PMCA Innovation Sub-Cmte. Meeting
February 12, 2015
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Conference Call
PMCA Research Cmte. Meeting
February 25, 2015
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
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 Pennsylvania State University.
 Erin Fleming Named Recipient of the
2013 PMCA/Penn State Ralph Lee Fellowship Grant

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