Seminars

So you have premium ingredients, state-of-the-art equipment and great formulas – but how can you make the most of your investments? We’ve assembled a Who’s Who of confectionary professionals to teach you how to maximize your potential.

Sunday August 30, 2015
9:00 am to 9:45 am

Candy 101: For Beginning to All Level Candy Companies
Panel Discussion
Bring your questions for candy industry leaders and learn from their years of experience. The value of this seminar is when you bring challenging questions to this board so all can in attendance can learn & grow together.

Sunday August 30, 2015

Presented by: Dona Peters - Chocolater Artisan
demonstration held in booth #637.

Sunday August 30, 2015
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Special Youth classes Prior registration minimum class Must be accompanied by an adult while on show floor
Let’s do Fizzy Science
Presented by: The Fizzy Wizard
Join the Fizzy Wizard to explore science with Fizzy’s

Sunday August 30, 2015
10:30 am to 11:30 am

Cocoa Stories: Meeting the Needs of Conscious Consumer
Presented by: Ravi Arora, Director of Sales & Marketing: Global Organics, LTD
Creating a top selling chocolate product is no longer just a combination of flavor Profile and price. Consumers are demanding to know where ingredients come from, How they are grown, and if fair labor practices are honored….in words, what is The story of the confection. This seminar will highlight cocoa sourcing projects in Central/South America and Africa that are shining stars of social and economic Development and environmental ptotection.

Sunday August 30, 2015
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Special Youth classes Prior registration minimum class Must be accompanied by an adult while on show floor
Pizza and Cookie Making
Presented by: Mary Cerveno: Sweet Mary’s Chocolates & Shirley Cox: Dorothy Cox’s Candies
Join us to create your own lunch we will create pizza’s & cookies and our helpers will bake them. Cookies will be decorated and enjoyed.

Sunday August 30, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Demonstration Area
To be announced
Presented by:

Sunday August 30, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Special Youth classes Prior registration minimum class Must be accompanied by an adult while on show floor
Holiday Chocolate Pizza’s
Presented by: Dona Peters, Chocolate Artisan
Dona will show us different ideas for Chocolate Pizza’s. Come and design, and see what you can design.

Sunday August 30, 2015
3:30 pm to end of day

Demonstration Area
Join us to Honor Businesses with Milestone Anniversaries

Monday August 31, 2015
3:30 pm to end of day

Confectioners Challenge HOLIDAY PIZZA Contest
Three Sessions
Dona Peters will bring this together!
5 people per time 11:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm & 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Contest will be held in booth #637. Register ahead to save your place!! The top three winners will be given a gift certificate for dinner. This will be a fun time and all you have to bring is your creavtivity and imagination!! Buyer’s you will be the judges or contestant. Judging at 3:30pm

Monday August 31, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

How Retail Confectioners Become Invincible to Lawsuits & Save Thousands in Taxes
Presented by: G. Kent Mangelson

Monday August 31, 2015
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Packaging Your Marketing Efforts
Presented by: Daniel Dermer: Sweet Packaging
Packaging can position your products for different markets
Packaging can set the price point at which you can sell your connections
Packaging can entice your customer to buy your product
Packaging can establish and enhance your brand
Packaging can not only present your products, but also provides the vehicle to Extend your products distribution.

Monday August 31, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Demonstration Area
To be announced
Presented by:

Tuesday September 1, 2015
9:30 am to 10:30 am

Candy 101: For Beginning to All Level Candy Companies
Panel Discussion
Bring your questions for candy industry leaders and learn from their years of experience. The value of this seminar is when you bring challenging questions to this board so all can in attendance can learn & grow together.

Tuesday September 1, 2015
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Art of Tempering Chocolate
Presented by: Joe Crevino – Consultant with Chocovision Corp
Joe has been working with companies from adding new items to just starting up.
Join Joe on discussing the following
What Makes Chocolate Wonderful?
Controlling Temperature.
Chocolate Crystals.
How Weather Affects Chocolate.
Knowing What Real Chocolate is and not.
What is Good Chocolate.


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Last Updated: 5/28/2015