Tuesday October 23, 2012
NCA SOTIC Registration Begins
Washington, DC — Registration for the 2013 NCA State Of The Industry Conference has opened.
The conference will be held February 24 to 27 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, FL. It will draw in confectionery and retail industry leaders to learn from experts on how to connect with consumers and increase business, the NCA reports.
Speakers at this year's conference will include Larry Wilson, vice-president customer relations at the NCA; Jeremy Gutsche, founder & CEO of Trendhunter.com; Debra Sandler, president of Mars Chocolate North America; Bharat Puri, senior vice-president global chocolate at Mondeléz International, Inc.; Mike Bloom, president & COO of Family Dollar Stores Inc.; and Lou Dobbs, host of Fox Business News' Lou Dobbs Tonight.
The 2013 Confectionery Leadership Awards will also be presented to winners at the conference.
Online registration for the event can be completed at candyusa.com.
Libby Taylor, vice-president of membership and meetings at the NCA, says: “Attendees of the event will gain insight on the state of the confectionery industry as well as several aspects of consumers, customers, trends, and economic and consumer outlooks. In addition to the insights that they'll take back to their companies is the great opportunity to network with industry colleagues and customers.”