Meetings & Events

IBIE 2016

October 8-11, 2016
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Transformational Leadership Series: Session 1 

October 25 - 26, 2016
Sheraton on the Plaza
Kansas City, MO

Gulfood Manufacturing

November 7 - 9, 2016
Dubai World Trade Centre

Transformational Leadership Series: Session 2

December 13 - 14, 2016
Sheraton on the Plaza
Kansas City, MO

Transformational Leadership Series: Session 3

February 14 -15, 2017
Sheraton on the Plaza
Kansas City, MO

Winter Summit

February 25 - 26, 2017
The Hilton Chicago

Annual Meeting 

June 26-30, 2017
The Ritz-Carlton
Laguna Niguel, CA

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BEMA-U: New Cohort Model for Leadership Training

The new BEMA-U cohort model for leadership training combines education with long-term networking.  Emily Bowers, Director of Education and Professional Development, explaines in a recent Baking & Snack article. Click to read article

BEMA's Annual Meeting Sees Record Growth

Annual Meeting held in Hot Springs, VA was one of BEMA's largest ever with more than 40% more member companies attending over recent years, and 30 representatives from snack producers and baking companies, an increase from 19 in 2015.  In addition, there were 33 first-time attendees at the meeting, a 50% increase from recent years.  Read full article here

Do You Love Bread? Then Spread the Word.

The "I Love Bread" video - a joint effort between BEMA and the Grain Foods Foundation - was released today. Both organizations were inspired to act by Oprah's declaration of love for bread that caused stocks to soar and social media to buzz. Click here to read full press release

July 2016 Newsletter

The BEMA Newsletter contains valuable information about connecting the industry, BEMA-U education, IBIE 2016 and more.
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Who We Are

BEMA is an international, non-profit trade association representing leading bakery and food equipment manufacturers and suppliers, whose combined efforts in research and development have led to the continual improvement of the baking and food industries.

Vision Statement

BEMA creates an overwhelming competitive advantage for our members.

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BEMA Membership

Membership offers many valuable benefits including floor space discounts and priority space selection at IBIE.

BEMA is committed to providing venues for our members to connect with customers and partner with suppliers.  From the unique networking opportunities at our Annual Meeting to co-owning IBIE, BEMA's vision is to be the premier resource in the baking industry.

News from Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery

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  • Snack packer
    A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.'s Model 19 packer is designed for snack manufacturers interested in automating their hand-packing lines.

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  • Cambridge customizable conveyor belts
    Cambridge Engineered Solutions, the world’s largest manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, has unveiled Variable Cambri-Link and Variable DuraLite, two of the most highly customizable conveyor belts available for spiral cage applications to proof, cool and freeze baked goods such as bagels, breads and pizza shells as well as packaged foods, including ice cream and frozen entrees.

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