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PMCA 69th Annual Production Conference


April 13-15, 2015

Lancaster, PA


2015 Supplier Exhibit to Feature Fats & Oils
Candy manufacturers 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
Check back this Fall for a tentative schedule of events
Scheduled Speakers
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Past Production Conference Highlights
Click Here to view pictures and information from past Production Conferences.

 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.


Member Benefits

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

PMCA Student

Outreach Program

2015 Student Application

Available: 11/3/2014

Check back in the fall!

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PMCA Course Overview

Recent News and Upcoming Events 

PMCA Webinar: Heat Resistant Chocolate
December 10, 2014
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

PMCA Membership and Marketing Committee Meeting
December 17, 2014
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Conference Call

PMCA Board of Directors Meeting
March 10, 2015
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hershey, PA

 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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