Meetings & Events

February 24-25, 2018
The Hilton Chicago

June 19 – 23, 2018
The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Los Cabos, Mexico

September 15 – 20, 2018
Munich, Germany

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BEMA promotes staff member to Senior Director
We are pleased to announce Emily Bowers has been promoted to Senior Director of Education & Operations. Emily has significantly grown her scope and contribution to the organization over the last two years. Read more about Emily’s accomplishments and new role.

BEMA kicks off a fundraiser to support families impacted by the recent disasters
BEMA has teamed up with Heart to Heart International to hold an online fundraiser for people impacted by Hurricanes Irma, Maria, Harvey and the recent earthquake in Mexico City. To donate, visit BEMA will match total donations up to $5,000.

Fall 2017  Newsletter

BEMA-U’s proud to announce the first class of graduates from the Transformational Leadership training
34 class attendees completed the leadership training representing baker and supplier companies across the country.

BEMA reveals  the 2017-2018 chairman and board of directors
Meet the 2017-2018 leadership team led by the chairman, Don Osborne, Team Leader at Intralox.

The BEMA team will be on the road September 25-27 at PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, NV.  Emily Bowers, Director of Education & Programs will be facilitating 3 classes you won’t want to miss.  Learn more about the classes and where to find the BEMA team.

Defining responsibility during the equipment purchase process
Rich Berger, vice-president of engineering, food supply for Clif Bar & Co, defines baker and supplier responsibilities at Convention 2017.

BEMA welcomes 3 new staff members 
You may see a few new faces and names around the BEMA office.  Learn about the new team.

Baking Industry Forum (BIF): what is ‘clean?’ 
General Mills’ Karl Thorson spoke to Convention 2017 attendees calling bakers and suppliers to work together for more effective and efficient sanitary practices.

State of the Industry 2017: Bakery Trends
Snack Foods and Wholesale Bakery reveals trends of the industry, bakery product success across retail and foodservice.

BEMA and GFF Call on All Bread Lovers to Share Their Sandwich Power
BEMA and GFF released a new rallying cry for sandwich lovers everywhere with the new video “Eat A Sandwich.”  The “Eat a Sandwich” video is available on YouTube and supports the entire bread and grain industry by giving people the opportunity to declare their love for bread, rolls, biscuits and all the grain products in between.

BEMA-U: Cohort Model for Leadership Training
The BEMA-U cohort model for leadership training combines education with long-term networking.  Emily Bowers, Director of Education and Professional Development, explains the training in detail.

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.

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Congratulations Scholarship Recipients

Action Duct Cleaning Co
Fernando Rivas
Robert Verougo

Colborne Foodbotics
Lisa Hynes

Mike Bismack

Raj Jawanoa
Alan Tang

BEMA’s scholarship program provides funds for individuals attending a variety of educational programs. Click here for the online application.

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