Young Professionals in the Industry


Young Professionals Network

NCA’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) brings together confectionery industry professionals aged 40 and under for professional growth opportunities, networking and access to additional resources.

Special YPN meet-ups and sessions are hosted at NCA’s signature events:

  • State of the Industry Conference held each March in Florida
  • Sweets & Snacks Expo held every May in Chicago
  • Washington Forum held each September in Washington D.C.

Get more involved.

Apply to the Future Leadership Program, which provides five YPN members with an industry mentor, complimentary registration to NCA signature events and more. The nomination process takes place annually during the fall.

Join the conversation! YPN Chair Lisa Shapiro sits down with leaders in the confectionery industry on our YPN Spotlight podcast.

Stay in touch.

Complete the form on this page to join our mailing list or join us on LinkedIn to connect with other YPN members.


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