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2015 Annual Schedule
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MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015 - ARRIVAL DAY

1:00-5:00 pm Registration Desk OpenCoatroom
1:00-8:00 pm Industry Expo Set-up, Salons D-I
TBD Committee Meetings
3:00 pm Associate Advisory Board Meeting, Singers
4:30 pm Exhibitor Meeting, Salons D-I
  Dinner on Own
8:00 pm Next Generation Event, Off Site
  RCI members in their twenties and thirties are invited to this fun mixer designed to help you get to know the next generation of industry leaders. 


TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 - ANNUAL MEETING, EXPO & EDUCATION DAY

6:00-9:00 am Expo Set-upSalons D-I
8:00 am-3:00 pm ​Registration Desk Open, Coatroom
8:00-9:00 am Welcome Breakfast & Annual Membership Meeting, Legends Ballroom
9:00-10:00 am Education Session: Now Trending, Salons B-C
  Presenters: Bernard Pacyniak, Candy Industry
                  David Burton, The Capital Candy Jar 
10:00 am Expo Ribbon Cutting, Salon Foyers D-E
10:00 am-3:00 pm Expo, Salons D-I
  Lunch on Own
12:00-1:00 pm Board & Board Spouses' Lunch, Singers  
12:00-2:00 pm Set-up for Candy Clinic, Salons A-C
2:00-3:00 pm Reception & Business Card Exchange on Expo Floor, Salons D-I, Row 600
3:00-5:00 pm Candy Clinic (RCI Members Only), Salons A-C
  Dinner on Own
5:30-7:00 pm 2015-2016 Executive Board Meeting, Robinson & Whitman
7:00 pm 2015-2016 Board of Directors Meeting, Robinson & Whitman
9:00 pm Sweet Meet, Actors
  Stop by RCI's networking reception for a hosted bar after you return from dinner. 


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015 - EXPO & EDUCATION DAY

8:00 am-2:00 pm Registration Desk Open, Coatroom
8:00-9:00 am Breakfast, Legends Ballroom
8:45 am Associate Member Meeting, Foyer D-E
9:00-10:00 am Education Session: Marketing Outside of the Box, Salons B-C
  Presenters: Anna Dolle Bushnell, Dolle's Candyland, Inc.
                  Pam & Bill Hartley, Joy Lyn's Candies 
10:00 am-2:00 pm Expo, Salons D-I
Lunch on Own
1:00-2:00 pm New Board Member Orientation, Writers
2:00-3:00 pm Education Session: A Practical Approach to HACCP Planning, Salons B-C
  Presenter: Virginia Whetstone Maguire, Whetstone Chocolates 
3:00-4:00 pm Education Session: Getting Into Fair Trade, Salons B-C
  Presenter: Kip Walk, The Blommer Chocolate Company 
4:00-5:00 pm
Kettle Talk Open Discussion (RCI Members Only), Salons B-C
6:30 pm Reception, Salons D-E
7:00 pm Awards Banquet, Salons D-E
9:00-11:00 pm  Sweet Celebration, Salons D-E 


THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015 - TOUR DAY

7:00 am ​Breakfast (tickets required)The Pantry in the Great Room
7:00-8:00 am  Registration Desk Open, Near Great Room
8:00 am
Buses Leave for Off-Site Tours
6:30 pm* Buses Return to Hotel
  Dinner on Own


FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015 - TOUR DAY

​7:30 am Breakfast (tickets required)The Pantry in the Great Room
7:30-9:30 am  Registration Desk Open, Near Great Room
9:45 am
Buses Leave for Off-Site Tours
6:30 pm* Buses Return to Hotel
Dinner on Own

*Note: All travel times are approximate and dependent on local traffic, construction and other factors that are beyond the control of RCI.


EXTEND YOUR STAY!

June 28 - 30, 2015
Extend your stay in New York City to visit the Summer Fancy Food Show. RCI members and attendees of RCI's Annual Convention & Industry Expo receive a discount to this largest specialty food trade event in North America. After registering for RCI's event, please look for the discount code in your confirmation email.