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2019 RCI Fall Regional Conference



Education sessions will take place at our host hotel - Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

 *Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
 All Day Early Arrivals
Monday, August 19, 2019

8:40 AM - 12:00 PM


Optional Tour
Country Music Hall of Fame & Hatch Show Print Tours

(Additional ticket required. Space is limited.)
Bus departs Loews from W End Ave. 

12:30-4:45 PM



Optional Tour
Walk Eat Nashville Food Tour
(Additional ticket required. Space is limited.)
Attendees will be split into two food tour groups. One group will depart directly from the Country Music Hall of Fame following the morning tour. The other group will depart on a bus from the Loews at 12:30 PM. 

5:00-6:00 PM  Registration Desk

5:30-7:00 PM

Welcome Reception
Symphony I
Attendees enjoy a hosted bar with appetizers while meeting with supplier members and visiting suppliers' table top displays. (Supplier members: To reserve your table top display, register for the event and email Executive Director, Angie Burlison.)
7:00 PM  Executive Board Meeting, (Dinner Served) Green Room
Evening Dinner on Own
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
7:00-9:00 AM  Board of Directors' Meeting (Breakfast Served), Green Room
8:45-10:00 AM  Registration Desk, Symphony I Foyer

9:00 AM

Education: What a Cluster!Symphony I
Presented by Beth Sachan, Goo Goo Cluster

10:00 AM

Education: Importance of TraceabilitySymphony I
Presented by Robert Strong, SAI Global

11:00 AM

Education: From the Stage to the StoveSymphony I
Presented by Mackenzie Colt, Colt's Chocolates

12:00 PM  Lunch Buffet, Symphony I
12:30 PM 

Lunch & Learn: Creating Experiences with Chocolate,
Symphony I
Presented by Carmen Romeo, Fascia's Chocolates

1:30-2:00 PM  Candy Clinic Set Up
2:00 PM       

Education: ABCs of CBDSymphony I
Presented by Joel Chappelle, Food Industry Counsel

3:00 PM 

Candy Clinic (RCI Member Exclusive), Symphony I
During this idea-sharing session, RCI members show some of their best ideas.

4:00 PM

Kettle Talk (RCI Member Exclusive), Symphony I
RCI members engage in an open discussion, asking each other questions about chocolate techniques, production, labeling and more. 

Evening  Dinner on Own
9:00-11:00 PM 

Sweet MeetRedneck Riviera (208 Broadway)
Stop by RCI's networking reception hosted by RCI President, Barry Bomboy, after dinner. Meet up at the rooftop on the third floor.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Off-Site Tours
Evening  Dinner on Own