BEMA Convention 2024


June 28th – July 2nd, 2024

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The future of baking: people, processes and products

Attending in-person? Pack your bags for a memorable stay at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Convention will kick-off with daytime activities and an evening Welcome Reception on Friday, June 28th, and will conclude with the Chairman’s festivities Monday evening, July 1st. Convention 2024 will offer industry insight sessions, BEMA Connect and a variety of opportunities to network and build valuable connections.

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Prefer a virtual experience? Take part in the Workforce Edition, being held Friday, June 28th, then continue along with BEMA Live being shared virtually on the 29th and 30th, all from the comfort of your home or office.  Friday’s programming will bring unique and interactive professional development workshops with opportunities to learn skills that you can utilize immediately.

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General Information

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Time Zone
During Convention, Rancho Palos Verdes will be on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Name Badges
Name badges are provided for all registered attendees. Your name badge is required at all organized functions. Name badges will be available at the BEMA registration desk.

While you never know what Mother Nature will bring, daily temperatures generally range from 68°F to 73°F, rarely falling below 64°F or exceeding 78°F.


For general questions regarding BEMA Convention 2024, please contact:
Emily Bowers, BEMA
Cell:  816-805-9799

For questions regarding first-time BEMA Member attendance or to reserve a suite, contact:
Kelly Allen, BEMA
Cell:  913-424-0210

For registration questions, changes or cancellations, contact:
Rene Boudreaux, BEMA
Cell: 816-550-4372

Hotel Information

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Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
Phone: (310) 494-7891

Terranea Resort

Located along 102 oceanfront acres of the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea (terra-NAY-a) Resort is not just a destination, it’s an experience. From the luxurious accommodations including spacious bungalows, villas, and casitas, to unparalleled service that is both heartfelt and refined - Terranea provides a truly immersive setting that welcomes you to see, feel, and discover life differently.

Daily Resort Fee

The standard $50 daily resort fee has been reduced to $15 per day for BEMA Convention guests, and includes:

  • Wireless internet for up to three devices in-room
  • In-room coffee and tea set up
  • Two bottles of water placed in-room upon check-in
  • Nightly turndown service upon request
  • Self-guided walking maps curated by the resort’s naturalist
  • Access to The Link’s short game practice area (clubs required)
  • Pool chair and umbrella usage
  • Wireless cloud printing and additional business services
  • Exclusive access to the Lexus Experience Amazing Drive Opportunity
  • Fitness center access, including daily fitness and wellness classes
  • Nightly live music via Terranea’s Sound Series
  • Weekly complimentary offerings including meet and greets with Terranea’s Falconer, movies and magic at the pool and more!

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: May 24th, 2024.  After this date, BEMA cannot guarantee availability and rates.

Guaranteed Reservations

All reservations will require a non-refundable deposit equal to first night’s group room rate and tax at the time the reservation is confirmed.

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, resort fee and parking fees.

King or Double Queen
$350 per night
Views vary

Need more space? BEMA has secured a limited number of connecting rooms as well as a limited number of suites that will accommodate larger families. Please email Kelly Allen for assistance booking suites or connecting rooms.

*Sleeping room rates are quoted in US Dollars exclusive of applicable taxes and resort fee. A resort fee of $15 per night plus 10% tax per room per night will be charged.

Parking is available for $25 per day, per vehicle.

BEMA Deadlines And Cancellation Policy

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Cancellations for your BEMA Convention Registration received in writing by close of business on May 31st, 2024, will be refunded less a 10% cancellation charge. Cancellations for your BEMA Convention Registration received in writing by close of June 1st through close of business on June 14th will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after close of business on June 14th, 2024.

Baker Guests

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Through unique networking and industry-centric business events, BEMA Convention is the premier platform to raise your brand's awareness. For questions or more information contact Kelly Allen.

Unique Networking Events

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Connect with industry friends and colleagues and set the stage for a Convention full of engagement, learning and industry growth.  Beverages and light appetizers will be served.

Connect with customers in a small-group setting. BEMA will organize groups of bakers and suppliers for a personal dinner experience. Spouses/adult guests are invited to attend small- group dinners. We do ask that you make other arrangements for children during the small group dinners.

BEMA Connect introduces bakers to suppliers they aren’t currently working with and matches the baker’s needs with supplier solutions. Meet one-on-one with baker guests, speed dating style.
*An email with registration details for BEMA Connect and Small Group Dinners will be sent to registered Convention attendees on May 17, 2024.

Los Verdes Golf Course is a beautiful, Billy Bell-designed course that offers the best ocean views in the entire state of California. The nearby ocean makes putting a real challenge on almost every hole. Los Verdes Golf Course is considered by many to be one of the best golf values anywhere, tucked above the cliffs in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Not hitting the links this year? You can still network and meet other attendees at the non-golf activity. This fun event will take place at the hotel at the same time as the BEMA Cup Golf Tournament.

Celebrate a great year as we pass the gavel to the next chairman, then dance the night away. The whole family is invited to this event! Please plan on festive, semi-formal cocktail party attire for the Chairman’s events. Not sure what “semi-formal” means? Dressier than church, but not as dressy as black-tie!

Tours & Transportation

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Event Playbook: What To Wear & Who Should Attend

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BEMA Convention 2024 Event Playbook11-29-2023

BEMA Ascend

BEMA Ascend

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We're excited to announce the recipient of the 2023 BEMA Ascend Award



Read the Press Release announcing the 2023 BEMA Ascend Award Recipients



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


BEMA Ascend Does Not Cover:

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

Convention Cadet

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Convention Cadets is a student program for high-school teens that would like a more involved level of participation at BEMA’s Convention. The Convention Cadets program will provide a professional learning experience where students will develop new skills, learn about the baking industry, and assist with the practical work of hosting a BEMA Convention. The Cadets will gain real-time work experience and have the opportunity will benefit from what BEMA does best, networking!


Keynote Speaker

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We are so excited to announce Convention 2024's Keynote Speaker, sponsored by Kwik Lok, Alex Weber!

Keynote Speaker - Kwik Lok

Alex Weber is an American Ninja Warrior, Award-Winning Leader & Entertainer positively inspiring millions to achieve breakthrough success! Not only does Alex talk the talk as an in-demand international speaker, he’s walked the walk as an elite competitor on NBC’s Emmy-nominated series American Ninja Warrior. Well, more like, leaped the leap!

This wildly popular TV show has sparked a global phenomenon to the extent that hundreds of thousands of people apply, and only a few hundred are given the rare opportunity to compete. Alex is the only person to host and compete on NBC American Ninja Warrior.

Alex’s greatest passion is championing your highest potential by helping you find your Edge, because success is about more than just knowing what to do, it’s knowing how to do it. Alex shows Top Professionals and Leaders how to bring their very best everyday, and to the most high-stakes situations that can make or break your success.

It's his sincere understanding of peak performance and peak challenges, mixed with inspiring stories and actionable strategies that makes Alex unforgettable and your human shot of espresso.
With his contagious energy and passion, Alex shares his game-changing secrets to record-breaking success!

BEMA Scouts Program

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Spot a falcon, take a selfie and have fun!

This unique program gives children an opportunity to be the masters of their own experiences and, with the help of their take-home BEMA Scout badges, relish those memories long after leaving BEMA Convention 2024.