1. Experience the most photographed
in the world. event
Extend your stay to experience the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta—the largest hot air balloon festival and the most photographed
in the world. Conference goers can take advantage of a
special partnership between RCI and Tour New Mexico to receive a discount on
general admission and avoid the congested traffic and parking conditions of an
event that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Visit retailconfectioners.org/balloonfiesta
for more details. event
local flavors of New Mexico, such
as red and green chiles and piñon nuts, while touring innovative businesses who
have distinguished themselves by utilizing these local ingredients to create
unique products, during RCI’s popular behind-the-scenes tours. Long-time RCI
member, Buffett’s Candies has developed a reputation for their use of piñon
nuts, which is unique to the southwest region. Other tours will include the
Buffett family’s Popcorn Cannery, where they manufacture over 20 flavors of popcorn.
Attendees will also tour one of the largest coffee roasters in the state, New
Mexico Piñon Coffee, praised for their sweet and nutty custom pinon-flavored
blends. During tours, attendees will
experience the production sides of these facilities in order to gain
perspective and inspire new ideas to use in their own businesses. distinctly
3. Learn how to look at your business with fresh eyes.
Learn how a taking a different approach toward common business and industry concepts such as growth, leadership, communication, flavor development and sales can help you take your business to the next level in this thought-provoking lineup of education:
- A Fresh Look at Growing a Business
- Leadership: New Mexico Style
- Learn the Language of Chocolate
- Local Flavor: Truffle Demo
- Optimizing Sales by Targeting Mobile
4. Watch authentic Flamenco
Experience the passion and energy of flamenco come alive during a private performance
Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque. Attendees at sure
to delight in the authentic Sevilla will are served at this unique farewell
reception Friday, October 6. tapas
Although RCI has traveled to 35 states (plus Washington D.C.), 16 countries and four continents over the trade association’s lifetime, RCI has never traveled to New Mexico. Making this a long-awaited destination for many members looking to gain inspiration from the state’s distinctive culture and heritage.
“You never know what will spark the next great idea. At RCI, we enjoy creating event experiences that encourage the generation of new ideas,” says Angie Burlison, RCI’s Executive Director. “We support many small-to-midsize businesses who can use
advantage to implement such ideas as a means to flexibility in their communities,
as well in the industry.” standout
Registration for RCI’s fall regional event is welcome to members and non-members online at retailconfectioners.org/fall. Additional event details such as schedule, registration and hotel information may also be found there.
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