2008 Calendar of Industry Events
DATE
EVENT
LOCATION
ORGANIZATION
CONTACT
JANUARY
6-8 Philadelphia National Candy Gift & Gourmet Show Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ.
Retail Confectioners
Association of Philadelphia
888.226.3989
www.phillycandyshow.com
9-13RCI Winter Regional InstituteRitz Carlton San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Retail Confectioners International847.724.6120
www.retailconfectioners.org
NASFT Winter Fancy Food Show San Diego Convention Center
San Diego
National Association for
the Specialty Food Trade
212.482.6440
www.specialtyfood.com
14-17ECRM Snack, Beverage & Grocery Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Destin, Fla.ECRM 216.378.0808
www.ecrm-online.com
27-30 ISM International Sweets and Biscuits FairCologne Exhibition Center
Cologne, Germany
Koelnmesse GmbH 773.326.9920
www.koelnmesse.de
FEBRUARY
8-22 Winter Confectionery ShowHyatt Regency
Denver, Colo.
ECRM216.378.0808
www.ecrm-online.com
20-22AWMA Real Deal Expo Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas
American Wholesale
Marketers Association
703.208.3358
www.awmanet.org
28-March 1 State of the Industry ConferenceJW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
Orlando, Fla.
National Confectioners Association703.750.5750
www.ecandy.com
MARCH
1-4Snaxpo 2008San Antonio, TexasSnack Food Association703.836.4500
www.sfa.org
26-27Western Candy Conference Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort
Henderson, Nev.
Western Candy Conference510.471.4300
www.westerncandyconference.org
27-28 NAMA Spring Expo Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas
National Automatic312.346.0370
www.vending.org
APRIL
7-9PMCA Production ConferenceHershey Lodge and Convention Center
Hershey, Pa.
PMCA610.625.4655
www.pmca.com
9-13RCI Spring RegionalHyatt Regency Baltimore
Baltimore, Md.
Retail Confectioners International847.724.6120
www.retailconfectioners.org
26-30NACDS Annual MeetingThe Breakers
Palm Beach, Fla.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores703. 549.3001
www.nacds.org
27-29 NASFT Spring Fancy Food ShowMcCormick Place South
Chicago
National Association for the Specialty Food Trade212.482.6440
www.specialtyfood.com
27-29All Things OrganicMcCormick Place South
Chicago
National Association for the Specialty Food Trade212.482.6440
www.specialtyfood.com
MAY
5-7 FMI Show Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas
Food Marketing Institute202.452.8444
www.fmi.org
17-20National Restaurant Association ShowMcCormick Place
Chicago
National Restaurant Association202.331-5900
www.restaurant.org
20-222008 WCF Partnership MeetingGuayaquil, EcuadorWorld Cocoa Foundation703.790.5012
wwww.worldcocoafoundation.org
20-22All Candy Expo McCormick Place ChicagoNational Confectioners Association703.790.5750
www.allcandyexpo.com
27-28 PLMA World of Private Label RAI Exhibition Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Private Label Manufacturers Association212.972.3131
www.plma.com
JUNE
19-23RCI Convention and Industry Exposition Hyatt Regency MinneapolisRetail Confectioners International847.724.6120
www.retailconfectioners.org
22-25Spring ConfectioneryTo Be DeterminedECRM216.378.0808
www.ecrmonline.com
28-July 1NACDS Marketplace Conference San Diego Convention Center San Diego National Association of Chain Drug Stores703.549.3001
www.nacds.org
28-July 2IFT Annual ExpoNew OrleansInstitute of Food Technologists312.782.8424
www.ift.org
29-July 1NASFT Summer Fancy Food ShowJavits Center
New York, N.Y.
National Association for the Specialty Food Trade212.482.6440
www.specialtyfood.com
JULY / AUGUST
27-30Snack, Beverage & GrocerySheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort
Chandler, Ariz.
ECRM216.378.0808
www.ecrm-online.com
29-Aug. 1ConfitexpoExpo Guadalajara
Jalisco, Mexico
Grupo Gefecc52 (55) 5564 0329
www.confitexpo.com
SEPTEMBER
3-5Sweets ChinaShanghai, ChinaKoelnmesse49 (221) 821 2288
www.sweetschina.com
7-9Philadelphia Candy ShowAtlantic City Convention Center Atlantic City, N.J.Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia 888.226.3989
www.phillycandyshow.com
7-11Candy Annual PlanningMarco Island Marriott Resort
Marco Island, Fla.
ECRM216.378.0808
www.ecrm-online.com
14-17B&CMA Annual Technical Conference Marriott Westfields Hotel Chantilly, Va. Biscuit & Cracker
Manufacturers’ Association
301.608.1552
www.thebcma.org
16-20RCI Fall RegionalNapa Embassy Suites
Napa, Calif.
Retail Confectioners International847.724.6120
OCTOBER
4-7NACS Annual Meeting and ExpositionMcCormick Place
Chicago
National Association of Convenience Stores703.684.3600
www.nasonline.com
15-17NAMA National ExpoAmerica's Center
St. Louis, Mo.
National Automatic
Merchandising Association
312.346.0370
www.vending.org
NOVEMBER
16-18PLMA Show Rosemont Convention Center ChicagoPrivate Label
Manufacturers Association
212.972.3131
www.plma.com