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2019 Annual Schedule
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Release your inner artist with inspired education and events designed to help you refine your craft and build your business. 

Education sessions and the Industry Expo will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center which is attached to our host hotel, the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

 *Listed event times are subject to change.

Monday, June 3, 2019
All Day Arrivals
1:00-8:00 PM  Exhibitor Set-Up
3:00 PM  Associate Advisory Board Meeting
5:00-7:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
5:00-7:00 PM   The Installation Reception
8:00-10:00 PM

Next Generation Event

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
8:00-9:00 AM

Welcome Breakfast and Annual Membership Meeting

9:00-10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


12:00-1:00 PM

Reception on Expo Floor

1:30-2:30 PM  2018-2019 Executive Board Meeting
3:00-5:30 PM 

Candy Clinic
 (RCI Member Exclusive)
Do you have a clever concept that has worked well in your business? You're invited to share it! This session will give you creative ideas for your store as fellow RCI members share during a short presentation about their best products, packaging and marketing. Attendees vote for their favorite entrants, and awards are presented to winners at the Awards Banquet.
Evening Dinner on Own

9:00-11:00 PM 


Sweet Meet

Stop by RCI's networking reception hosted by incoming RCI President, Barry Bomboy, after you return from dinner.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:00-9:00 AM  2018-2019 Board of Directors Meeting (Breakfast Served)
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM  Registration Desk Open
8:00-9:00 AM


9:00-10:00 AM



10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


2:00-3:00 PM
3:00-4:00 PM 

4:00-5:15 PM 

Kettle Talk
(RCI Member Exclusive)
RCI members engage in an open discussion, asking questions about chocolate techniques, production, labeling and more.
6:30 PM Reception
7:00-11:00 PM
The Masterpiece
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:00-8:00 AM  Breakfast and Registration
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Off-Site Confectionery Tours


Dinner on Own
8:00-10:00 PM
Night at the Art Museum
Friday, June 7, 2019
7:00-8:00 AM  Breakfast and Registration
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Off-Site Confectionery Tours

Evening  Dinner on Own