BEMA Ascend

BEMA Ascend

What is BEMA Ascend?
Ascend is a scholarship program designed to help aspiring leaders rise within the industry at BEMA Convention through networking and education.

Award recipients receive paid registration to BEMA Convention 2023 at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina, or full access to BEMA Convention Workforce Edition for themselves and your entire organization!


BEMA Ascend Scholarship Provides:

  • Complimentary registration to BEMA Convention – valued at $1895.00
  • A special reception for award recipients during BEMA Convention
  • Recognition and award during General Membership Meeting at BEMA Convention

BEMA Ascend Workforce Edition Scholarship Provides:

  • Complimentary access to BEMA Convention Workforce Edition for the recipient and their entire company – valued at $595.00
  • Recognition during General Membership Meeting at BEMA Convention *recipient to attend virtually
  • Award/gift to be mailed to the recipient

Criteria To Nominate:

  • Nominee has never attended BEMA Convention or BEMA Summit
  • Nominee’s company must be in good standing with their BEMA membership
  • Nominee has demonstrated leadership qualities and a strong desire to gain industry knowledge and education
  • Nominee is in a non executive position within their organization

BEMA Ascend Does Not Cover:

  • Hotel
  • Airfare
  • Food and beverage outside of BEMA sponsored events
  • Registration costs for guest of recipients

Heard From Ascend Winners In 2022:

  • “I didn’t even know I had been nominated for this until Jason [Ward] called me into his office and told me I’d been chosen. I was totally shocked! It felt amazing to see how much my company appreciated me.” ~Sheryl Bryan, AMF Bakery Systems
  • “I am very encouraged by the number of times I’m hearing the word culture in this conference that’s extremely to us at HaF, myself and my colleague, Michael Theo. We are trying to find customers/partners that fit our culture to develop business.” ~Mitch Lund, HaF Equipment
  • “One of the things that I really want to get out of the convention is to learn more about the baking industry and in turn learn more about my customers so I can take the voice of the customer back to my teammates.”
    ~Sheryl Bryan, AMF Bakery Systems

BEMA Ascend Scholarship Nominee Form

BEMA Ascend

Do you have an employee that has shown exceptional leadership skills? Have they demonstrated a strong desire to learn more about the baking industry? Are they ready to network with other suppliers as well as the top decision-makers in our industry? Nominate them for BEMA Ascend!

The deadline to apply for BEMA Ascend is April 15th.


Please tell us about the nominee and their role In your organization.

BEMA Ascend Scholarship Application 2023
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