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P Magee Enterprises, publisher of CANDYMAIL, is a member of RCI, AACT, NCA, PMCA, NCSA.
Pat Magee is an Inductee of the Candy Hall of Fame, Class of 2010.

Celebrate with the Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Inductees at Tampa, FL, October 19 – 21, 2018.

Lisa Rowland Brasher, Jelly Belly Candy Co.
Tempe Brooks, Adams & Brooks, Inc. 
Laura Christian, Bell Flavors & Fragrances 
Kennith Fries, Crossmark, Inc.
James Hachtel, Eby-Brown Co. LLC 
James Heinz, Bell Flavors & Fragrances
Jeff Rubin, IT'SUGAR
Adrian Timms, ATimms Consulting LLC


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Confectionery Classics
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Remembering Van Billington, who served as executive director/secretary-treasurer of the Retail Confectioners International (RCI) from January 1983 to January 2009.

Van Billington, of the Greater Chicago area, passed away on Saturday morning, April 21, 2018, after an illness and stay at a recovery center. He is survived by his wife, Betty and daughter, Evin. 
There is a lovely story and photo about Van in the May 2018 issue of MC - The Manufacturing Confectioner. May he rest in peace.
Above (from left) Van Billington, RCI, and Bernard Garbusjuk, of Boehm's Candies, Inc., greet local chocolatier during July 2001 RCI educational tour to Austria and Germany.

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Upcoming Industry Events


June 2018
Retail Confectioners International Annual Convention & Industry Expo
June 18 - 22, 2018
Location: Cleveland, OH
64th Summer Fancy Food Show
June 30 - July 2
Location: Javits Center, New York, NJ
July 2018
64th Summer Fancy Food Show
June 30 - July 2
Location: Javits Center, New York, NY
IFT 18
July 15 - 18
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
August 2018
PMCA Chocolate 101 Short Course
August 6 - 8
Location: Fascia's Chocolates, Waterbury, CT
ANUTEC Brazil - "A Taste of Technology"
August 7 - 9 
Location: Expotrade Convention Center, Curitaba-PR, Brazil
Contact: Kate at Chicago office,

September 2018
138th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show 
September 9 - 11
Location: Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
National Confectioners Association Washington Forum
September 18 - 20
Washington, D.C.
Retail Confectioners International Fall Regional Conference
September 17 - 19 
Location: Hilton Downtown, Portland, OR

October 2018
National AACT Technical Conference
October 1 - 3, 2018
Location: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, Oakbrook, IL
Pack Expo International
October 14 - 17, 2018
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
U.W. - Madison Advanced Gummies & Jellies Course
October 17 - 19, 2018
Location: University of Wisconsin - Madison
NCSA Candy Hall of Fame
October 19 - 21, 2018
Location: Tampa, FL
November 2018
PMCA Panning Short Course
November 6 - 9
Location: Richardson Brands | Canajoharie, NY

January 2019
RCI Winter Getaway in Costa Rica
January 12 - 17, 2019
Location: Costa Rica, Central America
Winter Fancy Food Show
January 13 - 15, 2019
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
ISM - International Sweets and Biscuits Fair
January 27 - 30, 2019
Cologne (Germany)
ProSweets (in conjunction with ISM)
January 27 - 30, 2019
Cologne (Germany)