2024
  • January 17

    PMCA Online Troubleshooting Session: Gummies & Jellies,
    PMCA
    PO Box K, Bath, PA 18014, USA
    Phone: +1 (610) 625 4655; Home page: www.pmca.com; E-Mail: info@pmca.com

  • January 20

    FCIA Winter Conference 2024, Melissa Coppel Chocolate and Confectionery School, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    FCIA / Fine Chocolate Industry Association
    3033 Wilson Blvd, Ste. E 528, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
    Phone: +1 (206) 577 9983; Home page: www.finechocolateindustry.org; E-Mail: info@finechocolateindustry.org

  • January 21 – 24

    Dairy Forum 2024, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    IDFA / International Dairy Foods Assoc.
    1250 H St. NW, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Phone: +1 (202) 737 4332; Home page: www.idfa.org; E-Mail: publications@idfa.org

  • February 5

    Confectionery Trends & Innovations 2024–Webinar,
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • February 6 – 7

    WCF Partnership Meeting, Amsterdam Conference Centre, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    WCF / World Cocoa Foundation
    1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 1205, Washington, DC 20036-5449, USA
    Phone: +1 (202) 737 7870; Home page: www.worldcocoafoundation.org; E-Mail: wcf@worldcocoa.org

  • February 7 – 11

    Chocoa 2024, Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Chocoa
    Damrak 327, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Home page: www.chocoa.nl; E-Mail: info@chocoa.nl

  • February 13 – 14

    Fondant Technology, Webinar in English
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • February 19 – 22

    Hertellungstechnologie Dragieren: Einführungspraktikum, (in German), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • February 25 – 28

    International Sweetener Colloquium, Aventura, FL, USA
    IDFA / International Dairy Foods Assoc.
    1250 H St. NW, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Phone: +1 (202) 737 4332; Home page: www.idfa.org; E-Mail: publications@idfa.org

  • February 26 – 27

    Chocolate Dragées, (in English), D&F Drouven GmbH, Aachen, Germany
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • February 26 – 29

    RCI Chocolate Boot Camp, Fascia’s Chocolates, Waterbury, CT, USA
    RCI / Retail Confectioners International
    3029 E Sunshine St., Ste. A, Springfield, MO 65804, USA
    Phone: +1 (417) 883 2775; Home page: www.retailconfectioners.org; E-Mail: events@retailconfectioners.org

  • February 27 – 28

    Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen: Prozesstechnik der Schokoladentechnologie, (in German), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • February 27 – 29

    The Art & Science of Chocolate Manufacturing, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
    PMCA
    PO Box K, Bath, PA 18014, USA
    Phone: +1 (610) 625 4655; Home page: www.pmca.com; E-Mail: info@pmca.com

  • March 4 – 8

    Gums and Jellies Production: Practical Introduction Course, including selected topics for functional gums, (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • March 5 – 6

    Convenience U Carwacs Show, The International Centre, Mississauga, ON, Canada
    EnsembleIQ
    20 Eglinton Ave. W, Ste. 1800, Toronto, ON M4R1K8, Canada
    Phone: +1 (877) 687 7321; Home page: www.convenienceu.ca; E-Mail: nwong@ensembleiq.com

  • March 5 – 7

    NACS Convenience Summit Asia, Signiel Seoul Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
    NACS / National Association of Convenience Stores
    1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Phone: +1 (703) 684 3600; Home page: www.convenience.org

  • March 10 – 12

    NCA State of the Industry Conference, JW Marriott Turnberry Miami, Aventura, FL, USA
    NCA / National Confectioners Association
    1101 30th St. NW, Ste. 200, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Phone: +1 (202) 534 1440; Home page: www.candyusa.com; E-Mail: info@candyusa.com

  • March 18 – 20

    Low and No-Sugar Confectionery—Webinar,
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • March 18 – 21

    Industrielle Schokoladenherstellung Einführungspraktikum, (in German), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • March 19 – 20

    Hygiene und Lebensmittelsicherheit in der Schokoladenindustrie, Webinar in German
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • March 20 – 22

    PLMA Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX, USA
    PLMA / Private Label Manufacturers Association
    630 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Phone: +1 (212) 972 3131; Home page: www.plma.com; E-Mail: info@plma.com

  • March 24 – 29

    Candy Basics Course, Babcock Hall, UW–Madison Campus, Madison, WI, USA
    University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Conference Services, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Phone: +1 (608) 263 3046; Home page: www.foodsci.wisc.edu; E-Mail: foodsci@wisc.edu

  • March 25 – 28

    Feine Backwarenherstellung Einführungspraktikum, Webinar in German
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • April 9 – 10

    IDFA Ice Cream Technology Conference, Clearwater, FL, USA
    IDFA / International Dairy Foods Assoc.
    1250 H St. NW, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20005, USA
    Phone: +1 (202) 737 4332; Home page: www.idfa.org; E-Mail: publications@idfa.org

  • April 15 – 17

    PMCA Production Conference, Lancaster County Convention Center & Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA, USA
    PMCA
    PO Box K, Bath, PA 18014, USA
    Phone: +1 (610) 625 4655; Home page: www.pmca.com; E-Mail: info@pmca.com

  • April 21 – 24

    World Cocoa Conference 2024, Square Brussels Convention Center, Brussels, Belgium
    ICCO/International Cocoa Organization
    06 BP 1166 Abidjan 06, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
    Phone: +225 (22) 514 950; Home page: www.icco.org; E-Mail: info@icco.org

  • April 23 – 24

    Sugarfree and Sugar-reduced Chocolates, Webinar in English
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • April 23 – 25

    Hard and Soft Candies, (in English), D&F Drouven GmbH, Aachen, Germany
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • May 7

    Einführung in die Kakaobutter-Kristallisation: Fettreifbildung bei Schokoladenprodukten, (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • May 13 – 16

    Einführungspraktikum Gummi- und Geleeartikel, (in German), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • May 14 – 15

    Toffee, Caramel and Fudge Practical Course, (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • May 14 – 17

    Enhanced Gummies & Jellies, Babcock Hall, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI USA
    University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Conference Services, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Phone: +1 (608) 263 3046; Home page: www.foodsci.wisc.edu; E-Mail: foodsci@wisc.edu

  • May 16 – 17

    Fortified Gums and Jellies Symposium, (in English), D&F Drouven GmbH, Aachen, Germany
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • May 21 – 23

    HACCP Plan Development for Food Processors–Webinar, Three-day online course. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Rutgers University
    102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Phone: +1 (848) 932 9271; Home page: www.cpe.rutgers.edu/food; E-Mail: suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu

  • May 27 – 29

    Chocolate and Chocolate Products—Webinar,
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • June 4 – 5

    Inter Ice 2024, (in English and German), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • June 4 – 6

    NACS Convenience Summit Europe, Intercontinental, Barcelona, Spain
    NACS / National Association of Convenience Stores
    1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Phone: +1 (703) 684 3600; Home page: www.convenience.org

  • June 10 – 11

    Sugar and Sugarfree Hard Dragées, (in English), D&F Drouven GmbH, Aachen, Germany
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • June 11 – 12

    PLMA Executive Education, St. Joe’s University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    PLMA / Private Label Manufacturers Association
    630 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Phone: +1 (212) 972 3131; Home page: www.plma.com; E-Mail: info@plma.com

  • June 17 – 21

    RCI Annual Convention & Industry Expo, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
    RCI / Retail Confectioners International
    3029 E Sunshine St., Ste. A, Springfield, MO 65804, USA
    Phone: +1 (417) 883 2775; Home page: www.retailconfectioners.org; E-Mail: events@retailconfectioners.org

  • June 24 – 25

    Fortified Gums and Jellies—Webinar,
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • July 8 – 26

    Chocolate Manufacturing Intense Practical Course (3 weeks), (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • July 22 – August 2

    Resident Course in Confectionery Technology, (Candy School), Babcock Hall, UW–Madison Campus, Madison, WI, USA
    University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Conference Services, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Phone: +1 (608) 263 3046; Home page: www.foodsci.wisc.edu; E-Mail: foodsci@wisc.edu

  • August 19 – 30

    Industrial Sugar Confectionery Production Intense Practical Course, (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • August 27 – 28

    Grundlagenseminar für Anlagenführer: Vom Bediener zum Operator, Webinar in German
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • September 2 – 4

    Gums and Jellies, (in English), D&F Drouven GmbH, Aachen, Germany
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • September 9 – 13

    Pan-Coating Practical Introduction Course, (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • September 12 – 13

    CAA International Cocoa Conference & Dinner, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore
    CAA / Cocoa Association of Asia
    5 Shenton Way, UIC Building #10/11-01, 068808, Singapore
    Home page: www.cocoaasia.org; E-Mail: enquiry@cocoaaasia.org

  • September 16

    Sensorik–Nüsse Webinar,
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • September 17

    Sensorik–Kakao, Webinar in German
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • September 18

    Sensorik–Schokolade, Webinar in German
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • September 19

    Sensorik-Gebäcke mit Schokoladenüberzug, Webinar in German
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • September 23 – 25

    IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference, Kansas City, MO, USA
    IFDA / International Foodservice Distributors Association
    1410 Spring Hill Rd. Ste. 210, McLean, VA 22102, USA
    Phone: +1 (703) 532 9400; Home page: www.ifdaonline.org; E-Mail: events@ifdaonline.org

  • September 23 – 26

    Convenience Distribution Business Exchange (CDBX), Omni Louisville Hotel, Louisville, KY, USA
    CDA / Convenience Distribution Association
    2750 Prosperity Ave., Ste. 530, Fairfax, VA 22031, USA
    Phone: +1 (703) 208 3358; Home page: www.cdaweb.net; E-Mail: cda@cdaweb.net

  • October 7 – 9

    AACT National Technical Seminar, Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL, USA
    AACT / American Association of Candy Technologists National Chapter
    711 W. Water St., PO Box 266, Princeton, WI 54968, USA
    Phone: +1 (920) 295 6959; Home page: www.aactcandy.org; E-Mail: aactinfo@gomc.com

  • October 8 – 9

    Aerated Confectionery, Webinar in English
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • October 8 – 10

    Starchless Depositing (Pectin & Co.), (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • October 14 – 18

    Industrial Ice Cream Production Introductory Internship, (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • October 21 – 31

    Curso Industrial de Prácticas de Confiteria, (in Spanish), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • October 28 – 31

    Chocolate and Chocolate Products, (in English), D&F Drouven GmbH, Aachen, Germany
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • November 4 – 8

    Industrielle Zuckerwaren-Herstellung Einfürungspraktikum, (in German), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • November 5 – 7

    Einführungspraktikum in die Industrial Hart- und Weichkaramell Herstellung, (in German), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • November 11 – 14

    Industrial Cake Production Practical Introduction Course, (in English), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • November 16 – 17

    PLMA Executive Education Program, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, IL, USA
    PLMA / Private Label Manufacturers Association
    630 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Phone: +1 (212) 972 3131; Home page: www.plma.com; E-Mail: info@plma.com

  • November 18 – 19

    Sugar and Sugarfree Soft Dragées, (in English), D&F Drouven GmbH, Aachen, Germany
    D&F Drouven GmbH
    Hirzenrott 6, 52076 Aachen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (2408) 929 9908; Home page: www.df-drouven.de; E-Mail: seminare@df-drouven.de

  • November 25 – 29

    Curso Industrial de Prácticas de Gradeados, (in Spanish), Solingen, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

  • December 10 – 12

    Choco Tec 2024, (in German and English), Congress Center North, Cologne, Germany
    ZDS / Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süsswarenwirtschaft
    De-Leuw Straße 3/9, D-42653 Solingen, Germany
    Phone: +49 (212) 5961 0; Home page: www.zds-solingen.de; E-Mail: info@zds-solingen.de

2025
  • April 7 – 9

    PMCA Production Conference, Lancaster County Convention Center & Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA, USA
    PMCA
    PO Box K, Bath, PA 18014, USA
    Phone: +1 (610) 625 4655; Home page: www.pmca.com; E-Mail: info@pmca.com

  • April 8 – 10

    NACS State of the Industry Summit, Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport, Dallas, TX, USA
    NACS / National Association of Convenience Stores
    1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
    Phone: +1 (703) 684 3600; Home page: www.convenience.org