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Opportunity Rocks at RCI's Annual Convention & Industry Expo in Cleveland

Wednesday, April 18, 2018  
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SPRINGFIELD, MO – April 6, 2018 –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 held June 18 through 22 in Cleveland, Ohio. In an energetic, interactive and funny keynote, Marvelless Mark (Mark Kamp), acclaimed author of the acclaimed business book,Opportunity Rocks, reveals innovative 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 “Opportunity Rocks,” attendees willdiscover how to cultivate a powerhouse team, fine tune your retail space and create applause-worthy, new 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, giving attendees the option 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 retailconfectioners.orgor call 800-545-5381.


Lacey Hesse, Marketing Manager
417-883-2775 or 800-545-5381

Retail Confectioners International (RCI) is a not-for-profit trade association serving the confectionery industry. Based in Springfield, MO, RCI has represented the interests of confectionery manufacturing retailers and promoted public interest in these products for over 100 years.RCI provides a forum for confectioners to network, share ideas and develop their candy-making and entrepreneurial skills. For more information, please visit