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.
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.
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 are provided for all registered attendees. Your name badge is required at all planned functions. Name badges will be included in your welcome packet.
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.
For general questions regarding BEMA Convention 2022, please contact:
Emily Bowers, BEMA
For questions regarding first-time BEMA Member attendance or to reserve a suite, contact:
Kelly Allen, BEMA
For registration questions, changes or cancellations, contact:
Andrew Garrelts, BEMA
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are a baker guest, please contact Emily Bowers (email@example.com) to confirm your reservation. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118
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*
HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2022. After this date, BEMA cannot guarantee availability and rates.
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
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.
Tour registration is available! Please note that Yoga By The Ocean, Guided Bike Tours, and Surf Lessons require registration.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
We are so excited to announce Convention 2022’s Keynote Speaker sponsored by Kwik Lok is Stephanie Stuckey!
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.
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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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
Spin/Yoga/Boot Camp & Brunch
Kids & Teens Welcome Event
Small Group Dinners
Thursday, June 23rd
Welcome & Keynote Speaker, Business Meetings
Beach en Blanc
Friday, June 24th
Ask-A-Baker Interactive Luncheon
Small Group Dinners
Saturday, June 25th
Chairman’s Reception, Dinner & Dance