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2020 RCI Spring Regional Conference



Education sessions will take place at our host hotel - Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

 *Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, March 8, 2020
All Day Early Arrivals
Monday, March 9, 2020
7:00-8:15 AM  Executive Board Meeting

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Optional Tour
Honey Island Swamp Tour & Crawfish Boil
(Additional ticket required. Space is limited.)

5:00-6:30 PM


Welcome Reception
Attendees enjoy a hosted bar with appetizers while meeting with supplier members and visiting suppliers' table top displays. 

8:00-10:00 PM


Optional Tour
Haunted New Orleans Walking Tour
(Additional ticket required.)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:00-9:00 AM  Board of Directors Meeting
8:00-9:00 AM  Grab 'n Go Breakfast

9:00 AM

Perfecting the Artisan Ganache
Presented by Charles Niedermyer II,
Pennsylvania College of Technology

10:00 AM 

Social Media Marketing: Being Social in an Anti-Social World
Presented by Tiffany Langlinais, Freret & Napoleon

11:30 AM  Lunch & Learn: New Orleans School of Cooking

2:30 PM 

Packaging Trends in Today's Fast-Paced & Eco-Friendly Age
Presented by Jordana Revella, Tap Packaging + Design

3:30 PM 


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

4:15 PM


Kettle Talk (RCI Member Exclusive)
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 Meet
Stop by RCI's networking reception hosted by RCI President, Barry Bomboy, after dinner.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7:00-8:00 AM  Grab 'n Go Breakfast

8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Off-Site Tours with Boxed Lunch

  • Elmer Chocolate
  • Laura's Candies
  • Mardi Gras World