BEMA Convention 2023

BEMA Convention 2023
Convention 2022

CONVENTION 2023: RECONNECT AND BE INSPIRED

Planning to attend in-person? Registration for BEMA Convention 2023 is currently closed. If you were unable to register in time to join us in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina please use the button below to contact Kelly Allen.

BEMA Convention - Workforce Edition

CONVENTION 2023: WORKFORCE WEDNESDAY

More comfortable where you are? Take part in the Workforce Edition, being held Wednesday, June 21st, then continue along with the Convention events being shared virtually on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th, all from the solace of your home or office. Wednesday’s programming will bring unique and interactive professional development workshops with opportunities to learn skills that you can utilize immediately, all designed specifically for the baking industry workforce.

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General Information

General Information

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Time
During our Convention, San Diego will be on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), 1 hour ahead of Denver, 2 hours ahead of Kansas City and 3 hours ahead of the East Coast.

Name Badges
Name badges are provided for all registered attendees. Your name badge is required at all planned functions. Name badges will be included in your welcome packet.

Weather
While you never know what Mother Nature will bring, San Diego averages a daily maximum temperature for June between 69 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit. On the low end, the minimum temperature is generally in the 60 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit range.

 


 

KEY CONTACTS

For general questions regarding BEMA Convention 2022, please contact:

Emily Bowers, BEMA
Office: 913-338-1300
Cell: 816-805-9799
Email: ebowers@bema.org

For questions regarding first-time BEMA Member attendance or to reserve a suite, contact:

Kelly Allen, BEMA
Office: 913-338-1300
Cell: 913-424-0210
Email: kallen@bema.org

For registration questions, changes or cancellations, contact:

Andrew Garrelts, BEMA
Office: 913-338-1300
Cell: 757-675-2117
Email: agarrelts@bema.org

Workforce Wednesday

Workforce Wednesday

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BEMA Convention - Workforce EditionBEMA CONVENTION 2022 WORKFORCE EDITION

BEMA Convention 2022 Workforce Edition is designed to ensure that those who are unable to attend BEMA Convention 2022 in person can participate and engage from the comfort of their workplace conference room, home office, or the local coffee shop.

Workforce Edition will be held on June 22nd and continue along with the Convention events being shared virtually on the 23rd & 24th.  Wednesday’s programming will bring unique and interactive professional development workshops with opportunities to learn tools and skills that you can utilize immediately, all designed specifically for the baking industry workforce.

Click here to review the program agenda – ALL agenda times are Pacific timezone.


PLEASE NOTE: Workforce Edition cost is already included in the Convention 2022 registration for any company that has a representative attending in-person. In other words, if an employee of your company is attending Convention in California, all employees of that company can attend Workforce Edition at no additional cost. If you have an employee attending in-person, please contact Emily Bowers for a discount code before you register.

ADDITIONALLY: To ensure that we have an accurate count of those who plan to attend, please complete this checkout and registration process for each person who plans to attend Workforce sessions.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

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BEMA’s room block at The Del is currently sold out.  If you are a member or non-member registering for Convention 2022, you will be responsible for securing accommodations at an alternate location. If you need recommendations, please call the BEMA office during normal business hours at 913-338-1300 or email Andrew Garrelts (agarrelts@bema.org). If you are a baker guest, please contact Emily Bowers (ebowers@bema.org) to confirm your reservation.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: 1-619-435-6611

Hotel Del Coronado
A living legend for more than 130 years, The Del celebrates its rich history as the proud host to celebrities, royalty, U.S. Presidents, and beach-loving guests for generations. Enjoy sun, sea, and time together at the iconic California beach resort, blending idyllic charm with golden-era allure for the ultimate seaside escape.

Daily Resort Fee Is Waived And Includes*

  • Unlimited Beach Yoga and indoor fitness classes
  • Live streaming of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Crackle
  • Discount tickets to top San Diego attractions (see concierge)
  • In-Room High-Speed Internet Access

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2022. After this date, BEMA cannot guarantee availability and rates.

Guaranteed Reservations
All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card, refundable up to seven (7) days in advance of arrival. The hotel will not hold any unsecured reservations.

Baker & Speaker Guests
Bakers are guests of BEMA and do not need to book their own hotel room. Emily Bowers will assist you in securing your reservation, as well as making any modifications.

Room Types and Rates
BEMA has reserved various room types for our group. Prices are exclusive of tax and parking fees.

RUN OF HOUSE ROOMS:
King or Double Queen
$309 per night
Views vary
Connecting rooms limited availability

Larger families are encouraged to book two connecting rooms. BEMA has also secured a limited number of suites that will accommodate larger families. Please email Kelly Allen or call the BEMA office at 913-338-1300 for assistance booking suites or connecting rooms.

*Sleeping room rates are quoted in US Dollars exclusive of applicable taxes and resort fee. The current tax rate is 11.15%. A resort fee of $35 per night is waived for guests of BEMA.
Parking is available for $40 per day, per car.

Tours & Local Activities

Tours & Local Activities

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Tour registration is available! Please note that Yoga By The Ocean, Guided Bike Tours, and Surf Lessons require registration.

Wednesday, June 22 – Yoga By the Ocean

YOGA BY THE OCEAN *registration required

$40 + 20% tax & service fee; Will be billed to your hotel room.

8:15am: Meet the instructor at the Main Beach
8:30am: Yoga class
9:30am: Brunch

Revitalize your mind, body and spirit with Yoga flows that increase muscle tone, improve flexibility, and reduce stress.  This private 1-hour class for BEMA guests will allow you to begin your day on a positive note.  The class will be followed by a delicious brunch on the hotel’s Main Beach Deck.

Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24

GUIDED BIKE TOUR OF CORONADO *registration required

$65 per person + 20% tax & service fee; Will be billed to your hotel room.

1:15pm: Meet in the hotel lobby
1:15pm: Fitting for bikes & helmets
1:30 – 3:30pm: Bike Tour

With several bike paths to choose from, Coronado is a biker’s paradise.  Casual bikers will love biking along the bay and beach, while serious riders will have a blast conquering the Silver Strand. Bike, helmet and water are provided.

SURF LESSONS *registration required

$130 per person + 20% tax & service fee; Will be billed to your hotel room

1:15pm: Gather in the hotel lobby & meet instructor
1:20pm: Walk to the Beach
1:30pm: Surf Lesson
3:00pm: Return to hotel

Catch a wave with some of the best SoCal surf instructors around. Enjoy a 90-minute group surf lesson with 60 minutes of in-water instruction. All lessons include a surfboard and wetsuit rental.

Anytime Activities

San Diego is a traveler’s paradise with many local attractions available for you and your family to explore when it works best for your schedule.  Below are some of the most popular destinations around town.  Feel free to use the links provided to purchase your tickets directly and plan your adventures!

USS MIDWAY

https://www.midway.org/

The USS Midway was launched on March 20, 1945, and for the first decade of service she was the largest warship in the world. Midway’s final journey took place on January 10, 2004 when she was towed across San Diego Bay to her new home at Navy Pier where she became a world-class Museum. You’ll have time for self-guided tours to explore the museum using individual headsets to listen to historical and fun facts on this historical piece of San Diego. You’ll have time to explore the museum and visit the Gift Shop during your time on the ship.

 

PASSPORT TO BALBOA PARK

https://www.balboapark.org/

Located in the heart of the city, Balboa Park is the focal point of a wide range of cultural and recreational pursuits. This beautiful park has elaborate Spanish architecture and perfectly manicured landscaping. It is home to one of the most complete museum complexes in the world and is one of the most culturally enriching places to visit. Click here to see the Museums available at the Park.

 

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/tickets

The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park, housing over 12,000 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies on 100 acres of Balboa Park. A variety of tickets and passes are available.

 

BIRCH AQUARIUM AT SCRIPPS

https://aquarium.ucsd.edu

See more than 5000 fish in 60+ aquarium habitats plus exhibits showing cutting-edge research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

 

OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS

https://www.trolleytours.com/san-diego#home-section

Whether you’re just breezing through or enjoying an extended stay, we’ve got several options to choose from to help you maximize your time in San Diego and still see the best first!

BEMA Deadlines and Cancellation Policy

BEMA Deadlines And Cancellation Policy

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BEMA CONVENTION 2022 REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations for your BEMA Convention Registration received in writing by close of business on June 3rd, 2022 will be refunded less a 5% cancellation charge. Cancellations for your BEMA Convention Registration received in writing by close of business after June 3rd through close of business on June 17th will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 17th, 2022.

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM GMT, MAY 6, 2022

For questions regarding hotel reservations, please contact Kelly Allen:

Kelly Allen, BEMA
Office: 913-338-1300
Cell: 913-424-0210
Email: kallen@bema.org

Agendas

AGENDAS

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The full agenda for both the in-person events and the Workforce Edition will be available soon. Please note that the agenda is subject to change. The final agenda will be available in our mobile app prior to Convention.

Baker Guests

Baker Guests

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Please note that the 2022 Baker List is subject to change. The final Baker List will be available in our mobile app prior to Convention.

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

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We are so excited to announce Convention 2022’s Keynote Speaker sponsored by Kwik Lok is Stephanie Stuckey!

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Stephanie Stuckey is the CEO of Stuckey’s, the roadside oasis famous for its pecan log rolls. The company was founded by Stephanie’s grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr., as a pecan stand in Eastman, GA in 1937 and grew to over 350 stores across the country. The company was sold in 1964 but is now back in family hands and making a comeback.

Stephanie took over the company in November of 2019 and, under her leadership, Stuckey’s has rebranded its products and website, added four new franchised stores, expanded its B2B retail customer base, and increased online sales 550% — all while weathering the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

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As a featured sponsor, your company will be prominently featured in front of key players in the industry, many of whom are customers or potential customers. We believe Convention 2022 is an outstanding opportunity to raise your brand’s awareness. For questions or more information contact Kelly Allen.

BEMA Ascend

BEMA Ascend

BEMA Ascend

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BEMA Ascend Scholarship Provides:

  • Complimentary registration to BEMA Convention – valued at $1595.00
  • 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
  • Award/gift to be mailed to the recipient

We’re excited to announce the recipients of the 2022 BEMA Ascend awards

Read the press release about the announcement of recipients.

Unique Networking Events

Unique Networking Events

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BEMA CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT

BEMA’s golf outing at Torrey Pines is currently sold out.  If you would like to join the waitlist to be contacted if/when openings become available, please email Kelly Allen (kallen@bema.org). Thank you.

Torrey Pines South Golf Course, is the setting for the BEMA Cup. Located in La Jolla (pronounced “la hoya”), California, Torrey Pines Golf Course sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is recognized as the premier municipal golf course owned and operated by a city. It is named after the Torrey Pine, a rare tree that grows in the wild only along this local stretch of the coastline in San Diego County and on Santa Rosa Island.

It offers two picturesque and, due to its yearly hosting of the PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open event, widely recognizable championship 18-hole golf courses. It is surely the most accessible public facility for the die-hard enthusiast wishing to play at a world-renown facility that nearly all golfers know by name.

Torrey Pines was the site of perhaps the most memorable modern day U.S. Open Championship, when in 2008, under the typically brutal conditions of this major tournament, injured and hobbling Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate during their sudden death playoff after 90 grueling holes of exciting golf.

SMALL GROUP DINNERS WITH BAKERS
Connect with customers in a small-group setting. We’ll organize small groups of bakers and suppliers – spouses/guests included – to enjoy local restaurants.*
*An email with registration details for BEMA Connect and Small Group Dinners will be sent to registered Convention attendees on May 11, 2022.

THEME DINNER – BEACH EN BLANC
A crisp, clean and chic party where attendees wear white attire and enjoy an Al Fresco style summer soiree.  Elegant monochromatic design will offer a playful feel as we enjoy a wonderful culinary dining experience. *Family/group photos will be taken at this event

BEMA CONNECT: ONE MEMBER, ONE BAKER, CONNECTING
BEMA Connect introduces bakers to suppliers they aren’t currently working with and matches the baker’s needs with your specific solutions. Meet one-on-one with baker guests, speed dating style.

CHAIRMAN’S DINNER
Celebrate a great year as we pass the gavel to the next chairman, then dance the night away. Think old Hollywood glam as you dress for the Chairman’s celebration!  Fancy cocktail dresses and even formal gowns are appropriate for the ladies. Gentlemen will be in suits or tuxedoes.  Everyone is encouraged to get creative with the idea of old Hollywood!

Event Playbook: What To Wear & Who Should Attend

Event Playbook: What To Wear & Who Should Attend

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Interested in renting a tuxedo for the Chairman’s Dinner? Rent a tuxedo for the evening by clicking the button below. Place your tuxedo rental order as soon as possible! Tuxedos will be delivered to Hotel Del Coronado on Thursday, June 23rd.

Wednesday, June 22nd

BEMA Cup Golf Tournament @ Torrey Pines South

  • Traditional golf attire
  • Registered golfers only

Spin/Yoga/Boot Camp & Brunch

  • Athleisure attire
  • Registered attendees

Kids & Teens Welcome Event

  • Resort-fun attire
  • Kids and teens; Supervision required for kids under the age of 13.

Welcome Reception

  • Resort casual attire
  • All registered Members, Guests and Baker Guests (including children) are invited.

Small Group Dinners

  • Refer to restaurant dress code
  • Pre-registered Members, Guests and Baker Guests (teens and children do not attend)

Thursday, June 23rd

Welcome Breakfast

  • Resort casual
  • All registered Members, Guests and Baker Guests (including children) are invited.

Welcome & Keynote Speaker, Business Meetings

  • Resort casual
  • Registered members and Baker Guests

Beach en Blanc

  • Attendees wear white, resort casual attire
  • Plan for cooler evening beach temperatures as the sun sets
  • All registered Members, Guests and Baker Guests (including children) are invited.
  • *Family/group photos will be taken at this event

Friday, June 24th

Business Meetings

  • Resort Casual
  • Members and Baker Guests

Ask-A-Baker Interactive Luncheon

  • Resort Casual
  • Members and Baker Guests

Small Group Dinners

  • Refer to restaurant dress code;
  • Pre-registered Members, Guests and Baker Guests (teens and children do not attend)

Saturday, June 25th

BEMA Connect

  • Resort Casual
  • Pre-Registered Members and Baker Guests (Confirmations will be sent in advance.)

Chairman’s Reception, Dinner & Dance

  • Think old Hollywood glam as you dress for the Chairman’s celebration! Fancy cocktail dresses and even formal gowns are appropriate for the ladies. Gentlemen will be in suits or tuxedoes.  Everyone is encouraged to get creative with the idea of old Hollywood!
  • All registered Members, Guests and Baker Guests (including children) are invited.
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