Candy makers and chocolatiers are invited to discover how they can reinvent and revolutionize their businesses at Retail Confectioners International’s (RCI) Annual Convention & Industry Expo, set for June 18-22 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
In an energetic and interactive keynote, Mark “Marvelless Mark” Kamp, author of “Opportunity Rocks,” reveals success secrets that created household names like The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Tina Turner and Aerosmith. Using the same techniques as these bona fide rockstars, attendees will learn how to:
  • Create a grand vision
  •  Channel uniqueness into huge growth
  • Use the three keys of awesome teamwork
  • Build an action-oriented culture
  • Drive and lead change
In addition to the keynote session, attendees will discover how to cultivate a powerhouse team, fine-tune retail spaces and create applause-worthy confections. Attendees will also have the opportunity to apply key merchandising concepts during a hands-on workshop.
Education sessions will be presented on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20. While the event is hosted by RCI, all confectionery professionals are invited to attend. A variety of ticket packages are available, allowing attendees to create an experience that fits their schedule and budget. RCI offers a 1-Day Education Ticket for just $225 for those looking to focus on strictly on education.
Registration is required for educational sessions, the Industry Expo and the full week of convention events. For best rates, register by April 20 at For more information about RCI, visit or call 800-545-5381.