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
Demonstrations will be held in booth #637.

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

A special youth class. Prior registration is required. Limited to 10 children. 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 protection.

Sunday August 30, 2015
11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Gift Basket Building 101
Presented by: Tammy L. Shapiro
This session will show how to design creative gift baskets with the proper mechanics so they arrive to the client looking fabulous. Demonstrations will be held in booth #524

Sunday August 30, 2015
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Use of the Confectionery Guitar and Enrobing
Presented by: Brian Donaghy, Tomric Systems, Inc
Brian will go through the basics of using the confectionery guitar to cut ganache and then the use of the enrober in conjunction with an automatic temperer. Demonstration will be held in Booth #428.

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

A special youth class. Prior registration is required. Limited to 10 children. 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 savory pizza’s & cookies for your lunch. Our helpers will bake them. Cookies will be made and decorated then enjoyed.

Sunday August 30, 2015
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Demonstration Area
Pumpkin Fudge
Presented by: Javier Sanchez- Savage Bros. Co.
Javier has been a great asset to our demonstration area and we would like to thank him for all his wonderful demonstrations! With many request Javier will be making Pumpkin Fudge this demonstration. Just in time for the Holidays.

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

Gift Design Extra’s
Presented by: Tammy L. Shapiro
This session will show how adding small extra's such Bows, Fan's and Enhancements, will create a higher perceived value to everyday products, baskets and standalone gifts, providing a larger profit. Demonstrations will be held in booth #524

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

A special youth class for ages 8 -16. Prior registration is required. Limited to 10 children. 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 have fun making your own designer chocolate pizza.

Sunday August 30, 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Merchant Processing Changing Technology
Presented by: Brian Ward - Direct Connect America
Join Brian to go over 1. EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa) - Chip Card Processing 2. PCI - Security Requirements 3. Q & A Session

Sunday August 30, 2015
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

WOW! Holiday Gift Designs
Presented by: Tammy L. Shapiro
This session will show how to transform everyday products and gift baskets into WOW! Holiday Design’s, while sharing useful tips that help get you ready for fourth quarter and handle it with ease. Demonstrations will be held in booth #524

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

Demonstration Area
Join us to Honor Businesses with Milestone Anniversaries
Celebration Cake will be served at this time.

Monday August 31, 2015
10:30 am to 11:00 am

Gift Basket Building 101
Presented by: Tammy L. Shapiro
This session will show how to design creative gift baskets with the proper mechanics so they arrive to the client looking fabulous. Demonstrations will be held in booth #524

Monday August 31, 2015
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Use of the Confectionery Guitar and Enrobing
Presented by: Brian Donaghy, Tomric Systems, Inc
Brian will go through the basics of using the confectionery guitar to cut ganache and then the use of the enrober in conjunction with an automatic temperer. Demonstration will be held in Booth #428.

Monday August 31, 2015
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Gift Design Extra’s
Presented by: Tammy L. Shapiro
This session will show how adding small extra's such Bows, Fan's and Enhancements, will create a higher perceived value to everyday products, baskets and standalone gifts, providing a larger profit. Demonstrations will be held in booth #524

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

Confectioners Challenge 12 inch 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 3:45pm

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
Learn the strategies and tools the nation's top law firms use to save their clients millions of dollars each year. This lecture provides solutions to three major problems: lawsuits, taxes, and probate. From this lecture you will learn:

  • How to make yourself unattractive to a plaintiff attorney so they will not pursue a lawsuit against you.
  • Five tax reduction strategies often missed by professionals and their advisors.
  • Tools you can use to pass assets to your heirs tax free.

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
Red Pepper Brittle
Presented by: Javier Sanchez - Savage Bros. Co.
Javier, will be really heating things up in this demonstration. Join him in "Kicking it up a notch" with his rendition of a "Sweet and Spicy" crunchy confection!

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
10:30 am to 11:00 am

Gift Basket Building 101
Presented by: Tammy L. Shapiro
This session will show how to design creative gift baskets with the proper mechanics so they arrive to the client looking fabulous. Demonstrations will be held in booth #524

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.

Tuesday September 1, 2015
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

WOW! Holiday Gift Designs
Presented by: Tammy L. Shapiro
This session will show how to transform everyday products and gift baskets into WOW! Holiday Design’s, while sharing useful tips that help get you ready for fourth quarter and handle it with ease. Demonstrations will be held in booth #524


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Last Updated: 8/11/2015