If you want to be truly successful, invest in yourself. Whether you are brand new to the industry or have a long history in confections, being an active participant is one way you can not only continue to invest in yourself but also give back. Retail Confectioners International (RCI) is gearing up for another full year of opportunities to participate at upcoming events and education courses.

Angie Burlison
Angie Burlison
Executive Director, Retail Confectioners International

Meet Me in St. Louis

The 94th Annual Convention & Industry Expo will be in St. Louis, June 16-20, 2014. The theme for this event is Innovate, Collaborate & Accelerate. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about innovations on the Expo show floor, collaborate during education roundtable discussions and the candy clinic as well as accelerate their learning through education sessions. In addition, attendees will get a chance to participate in RCI’s unique, behind-the-scenes tours the last two days of the week.

Education Opportunities

RCI is also working on other education sessions throughout the year including a Creams, Fondants and Fudges course in late summer. This course is designed for the more intermediate candy-maker looking to perfect their skills. Education continues to be a focus for RCI as we offer both introductory courses such as Chocolate Boot Camp as well as courses covering specific aspects of candy making for both members and non-members to attend. The most up to date information is always available at retailconfectioners.org/events.

Vegas Bound

Our Fall Regional will be on the West Coast this year in Las Vegas, August 25-27. Attendees will once again have an opportunity to network with fellow members, experience behind-the-scenes tours and learn through interactive presentations and kitchen demonstrations.

Take the time to be a part of what’s happening this year and join us at one of our events. For more information about upcoming RCI events, see retailconfectioners.org.


Upcoming RCI Events & Education Courses:

94th Annual Convention & Industry Expo
June 16-20, 2014
St. Louis, Mo.
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Creams, Fondants & Fudges Course
August, 2014
Dayton, Ohio

Fall Regional Conference
August 25-28, 2014
Las Vegas

For more information about upcoming RCI events, visit www.retailconfectioners.org/events.