Mars Chocolate North America announced this week that its vice president of trade development, Tim Quinn, will chair the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo for the third year in a row next May.
This year the Chicago event attracted more than 15,000 industry professionals from 90 countries.
Discussing the announcement Quinn said that it was an honor to be asked to return.
“The Sweets & Snacks Expo has evolved over the past 17 years, becoming not only a trade show for new products, but also an invaluable resource for the industry. It’s a place where manufacturers and customers can find practical business strategies, inspiring ideas and effective merchandising solutions,” he said.
While Larry Graham, NCA president said: “Tim is a highly respected member of our community who brings a wealth of expertise, insights and innovative thinking to our event. We’re fortunate to have him chairing the 2014 Expo, which under his leadership, promises once again to be the best place for industry members to discover, learn and connect.”
Quinn also serves as an ex officio member of the NCA Executive Board and holds leadership positions in industry associations like the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI).