Membership Benefits: Education & Training

A central pillar of the member value proposition, the SNAC Education Forum keeps its members abreast of the latest developments in a rapidly changing business environment through a robust collection of opportunities. From seminars with high-profile industry speakers to interactive online training to professional development programs at leading universities, SNAC membership provides education for all areas of its members' organizations. 

  • Emerging Leaders Program – a program tailored for rising stars in the snack industry, this event combines leadership training with team-building exercises, communication skills and real-world problem solving. ELP and ELP 2.0 are held at the prestigious Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and is free for members to attend. 
  • Free Member Webinars – Free access for SNAC International members, webinars allow members to quickly gain critical information on key issues such as food safety regulations, labeling claims and regulations, manufacturing best practices, nutrition issues, industry trends and more. All webinars are recorded and archived for members. 
  • Snack Food Processing and Extrusion – SNAC International partners with Texas A&M to deliver this technical course for snack manufacturers of tortilla chips, corn snacks and extruded snacks 
  • SNAXPO – (March 31-April 2, Orlando, FL) The world’s premier supply chain conference and trade show for the snack industry brings together leading snack producers and suppliers from around the world. SNAXPO also features cutting-edge education and a Latin American educational program presented in Spanish. Visit for information. 
  • Technical Educational Programs - from Food Safety Modernization Act Workshops and Acrylamide Reduction, to labeling best practices and sanitation, SNAC's technical program helps educate on industry advancements, best practices and how to comply with various regulations. 
  • Experts-On-Call – SNAC International’s team of consultants specializing in legislative issues, nutrition issues, labeling and regulatory guidance are on-call to assist SNAC International members 
  • Industry Research– Chipping Potato Variety Research, annual State of the Industry Report, Industry Salary and Benefits Survey Report, and more. 
  • Archived educational content, such as recorded webinars, members-only guidance memos explaining regulations and industry issues, and presentations from previously held events. 

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