Winter Summit

BEMA Winter SummitFebruary 28 - March 1, 2015
NEW VENUE!   Chicago Hilton
720 South Michigan Avenue
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BEMA's Winter Summit gives you the tools you need for industry, career and personal success.  Download the event brochure.

Driven by the consumer, baking opportunities are ever changing and require rapid response from bakers and allied suppliers. This panel will discuss how their companies have been successful in satisfying both their customer and consumers. Discover how their opportunities can become yours. 

Evolving Opportunities in Baking
Sunday | 9:00 am 
  • David Foran, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Little Lady Foods
  • Peter Cancro, CEO, Jersey Mike’s
  • Rick Stoecklein, Vice President, Operations, Izzio’s Artisan Bakery

Those who excel in the workplace and beyond are the ones with higher levels of Emotional Intelligence (EI) – the ability to identify, assess and manage one’s own emotions and those of others to the greatest effect. Determine your EI and hone your EI skills at this BEMA-U workshop.

Brent Darnell on Emotional Intelligence
Luncheon | 11:30 am
Speaker | Noon

The CORPS Group, led by Kyle “Cruiser” Howlin, is an elite team of former fighter pilots and ­corporate executives who put the lessons they’ve learned to work for your business. This high energy, hands-on learning lab will equip you with cutting edge principles and techniques for building teams that generate and maintain superior, measurable results.

The CORPS Group - Building High Performance Teams
Sunday | 10:15 am

This session is open & complimentary for bakers. Invite your best customers! They’ll thank you.

Customer connections are one of the best benefits of BEMA’s meetings.  Invite your customers to start the best week in baking off right at BEMA’s Welcome Reception and entertain them at the BEMA Luncheon.

Welcome Reception*
Saturday | 5:30 pm

Luncheon, Awards & Entertainment**
Sunday | 12:30 pm
*complimentary for bakers; included with full registration for BEMA members
**$80 for your baker guests; included with full registration for BEMA members

Hotel Reservation Deadline:   January 30, 2015

A special BEMA/ASB rate of $179, single/double occupancy, is available to conference attendees at the Hilton.  Please make your reservation directly with the Hilton on or before January 30, 2015 by calling (877) 865-5320.  When making your reservation please be sure to mention the group code BAK to obtain the group rate of $179.
Reservations may also be made online by clicking here.

The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until January 30, 2015 or until sold out, whichever comes first.  Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest rate.  Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes (currently 16.40%).  Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation.  All cancellations must be canceled by 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

Be sure to check out the Best Week in Baking  
BEMA Winter Summit 2015 Meeting Registration
ASB Baking Tech 2015 Meeting Registration


Invite Your Customers. They'll Thank You!

BEMA extends complimentary registration to bakers. 
Click HERE to learn more.  

$195 - Full Registration
$80 - Non Baker Guest

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Please note that not all presentations were made available to our website.

BIF - Opportunities in Energy Efficiency
David DeCesare - Panera Bread Overview
IBIE Review