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Confectionery Pavilion at PACK EXPO

October 28 - 31, 2012
McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Pack Expo LogoAs the premier location for suppliers ready to meet the confectionery industry's challenges, The Confectionery Pavilion will occupy more than 20,000 net square feet in the South Hall, and will feature the Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-1283), a networking lounge for the entire confectionery industry. NCA is sponsoring The Candy Bar as well as the entire pavilion.

PACK EXPO International 2012 will welcome more than 46,000 attendees and 1,800-plus companies to its more than 1.1 million net square feet .The Confectionery Pavilion continues PACK EXPO's customer-centric strategy, launched in 2011.

"The Confectionery Pavilion will be a hub for confectioners' processing and packaging solutions," says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. "NCA's long history supporting the candy, chocolate and gum industries makes it the best group to help PACK EXPO and PMMI support the world's leading candy and confection manufacturers in their search for effective manufacturing solutions."

Confectionery is among the three vertical markets that PACK EXPO brought to the forefront in 2011, when PMMI first debuted the show's customer-centric approach and launched the PACK EXPO Connected Communities [LINK], and it has been well served by PACK EXPO's inclusion of processing solutions.

"The commitment PMMI and NCA have made to the marketplace in general and the confectionery community in particular, means show attendees can be confident they will find the solutions they're looking for to develop new efficiencies with integrated systems, to minimize changeover time with flexible new equipment and to enhance consumers' snacking experiences with imaginative designs," says Larry Graham, president, NCA.

NCA has represented the candy, chocolate and gum industry since 1884, and its members include the world's leading candy and confection brands - brands such as Ferrara Pan Candy Company, Goetze's Candy Company, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Liberty Orchards Co Inc, Mars Chocolate North America, Russell Stover Candies, Inc., The Hershey Company, Nestle, Kraft Foods and Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.

"We're very pleased with the enthusiasm NCA has demonstrated for The Confectionery Pavilion and PACK EXPO since we launched the Pavilion in 2010," Yuska adds.

Other Pavilions at PACK EXPO currently include The Brand Zone, The Processing Zone, The Pharmaceutical Pavilion and the Baking/Snack Pavilion.

To learn more, or to register for, PACK EXPO International 2012, visit