Industry experts to present nearly 20 sessions during conference set for April 3-5.
March 8, 2017
The PMCA's 71st Annual Production Conference focuses its Back to Basics program on panning while simultaneously updating attendees on industry developments. Highlights also include a hands-on starch moulding workshop.
With its futuristic architecture and desert clime, Dubai seems a world away. But with its centralized location on the Persian Gulf and its penchant for growth and glamour, the city has earned recognition as a business hub for the Middle East and beyond.
With spring around the corner, it may be difficult to think about Halloween and Christmas 2017, but it’s already time to start planning seasonal merchandise. The upcoming Candy Planning: Christmas & Halloween EPPS is just the place to find out what treats and trends will be hot this holiday season.
Having joined Candy Industry five months ago, I didn’t think I’d attend ISM, the world’s largest trade show for finished confections and snacks, for several years. Editor-in-Chief Bernie Pacyniak, a 30-year B2B news veteran and a 16-time attendee, usually has it covered.
Among the winners were 11 American craft chocolate makers and 18 confectioners, who received their awards before a crowd of about 900 people assembled in the Herbst Theater, a historic landmark that hosted the signing of the United Nations charter in 1945.
The nominees, who were selected based on their accomplishments, activities and contributions to the confectionery industry in 2016, include Shawn Askinosie, founder and ceo of Askinosie Chocolate; Sara Clair, director of product development, Brown & Haley; Steve Genzoli, v.p. of quality assurance/research & development, Ghirardelli Chocolate Co.; and Kirkland Vashaw, ceo of Spangler Candy Co.