Summit 2018  (Registration will open December 15th)
February 24-25, 2017

Where the Business of Baking Gets Done

As the kick off to “the best week in baking” each year, Summit provides a platform to exchange ideas, stay up to date on the industry information and seek solutions to common challenges.

Invite Your Customers

Bakers attend Summit events compliments of BEMA. You are encouraged to invite your customers to attend BEMA-U training, business sessions and the luncheon.  Baker registration will open later this year along with member registration.

Overview

Friday, February 23

  • Board of Directors Meeting
  • Past Chairs Meeting

Saturday, February 24

  • Baking Industry Forum (BIF) working meeting
  • Committee Meetings – Your chance to contribute to the success of our association
  • BEMA-U Training

Sunday, February 25

  • General Membership Meeting
  • IBIE Exhibitor Insight – Planning your booth and IBIE booth selection update
  • Speaker Panel – Growing Internationally, Best Practices
  • Networking Luncheon, Keynote & Awards

Tentative Schedule

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Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60605

Hotel Phone: (312) 922-4400
Phone Reservations: (877) 865-5320

Reservation Deadline: January 26, 2018

Online Hotel Reservations link

Room Rate: $186 single/double plus tax.  Rate includes complimentary internet.

A special rate of $186, single/double occupancy, is available to conference attendees at the Hilton.  Please make your reservation directly with the Hilton on or before January 26, 2018 by calling (877) 865-5320 or by clicking the link above.  When making your reservation please be sure to mention the group code BTM to obtain the group rate of $186.

The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until January 26, 2018 or until sold out, whichever comes first.  Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest rate.  Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes (currently 17.40%).  Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation.  All cancellations must be canceled by 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

WARNING – Unauthorized Companies Offering to Book Your Hotel Reservations.

All attendees should book their rooms with the Hilton Chicago directly.  DO NOT BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOMS with any company (housing company) or any caller claiming to represent ASB, the 2017 BakingTech or MarketPlace, or any current or future ASB meetings.  Such companies are as follows:  Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel (CET), BookMyRooms.com, Expo Housing, Global Housing Management, HDMC Group, Hotel Angels LLC, Stay Right Travel, TradeShow Housing, Trade Show Housing Inc. or Trade Show Reservations, LLC.  There are no authorized outside booking agents on behalf of the ASB.  Booking with Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel (CET), BookMyRooms.com, Expo Housing, Global Housing Management, HDMC Group, Hotel Angels LLC, Stay Right Travel, TradeShow Housing, Trade Show Housing Inc. and/or Trade Show Reservations, LLC costs ASB valuable resources in addition to placing ASB in jeopardy of not fulfilling our contractual obligations with the designated ASB meeting hotel.  Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel (CET), BookMyRooms.com, Expo Housing, Global Housing Management, HDMC Group, Hotel Angels LLC, Stay Right Travel, TradeShow Housing, Trade Show Housing Inc. and/or Trade Show Reservations, LLC may be offering hotel rates that are above/below the ASB discounted conference rates published on the ASB BakingTech 2017 website.  No one can book hotel rooms at rates lower than ASB contracted rates over ASB Annual conference dates at the ASB designated hotel(s).  Please be aware that reservations booked through Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel (CET), BookMyRooms.com, Expo Housing, Global Housing Management, HDMC Group, Hotel Angels LLC, Stay Right Travel, TradeShow Housing, Trade Show Housing Inc. and/or Trade Show Reservations, LLC may not be honored by the ASB contracted hotel and ASB will not guarantee these reservations.  Please also be advised that once you sign any agreements with Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel (CET), BookMyRooms.com, Expo Housing, Global Housing Management, HDMC Group, Hotel Angels LLC, Stay Right Travel, TradeShow Housing, Trade Show Housing Inc. and/or Trade Show Reservations, LLC (i.e., credit card authorization forms), ASB cannot guarantee that you will get your money back.  If you have been contacted by Convention Housing Services, Exhibition Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel (CET), BookMyRooms.com, Expo Housing, Global Housing Management, HDMC Group, Hotel Angels LLC, Stay Right Travel, TradeShow Housing, Trade Show Housing Inc. and/or Trade Show Reservations, LLC or any other company, or if you have any questions/concerns, please contact Tawnee Brydebell, ASB Director of Meetings & Operations, at tbrydebell@asbe.org or call Tawnee at (800) 713-0462 x2.