In a move back to its roots, the Tortilla Industry Association has become an independent organization, although its association management firm will still oversee its annual convention in May, according to Jim Kabbani, executive director. The association also has a new home and contact information.

TIA will hold its annual convention and trade show on May 26-27 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show was moved from a fall date to this spring because of the International Baking Industry Exposition. TIA will be holding its technical seminar on Sept. 25-26 in conjunction with IBIE 2010 show in Las Vegas.

TIA’s new address is 1600 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 650, Arlington, VA 22209. Its telephone is 1-800-944-6099 while its fax number is 1-800-944-6177.

TIA’s Web address remains the same at