BEMA baking training

2017 BEMA Summit

Where the Business of Baking Gets Done

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

2017 Summit Highlights


IBIE Exhibitor Insight
Sunday, February 26 | 10:30 am – 11:15 am

BEMA's representatives on the IBIE committee will provide 2016 show statistics and highlights of the strategic plan for 2019. They are looking forward to gathering your feedback to present to the full committee.

sustainable baking panel
Sustainability for Equipment, Plant and Supply Chain
Sunday, February 26 | 11:25 am – 12:25 pm

Join experts from leading bakeries to discover how their commitment to sustainability impacts their equipment and ingredient needs.  Panelists: Sravani Janga, Project Engineer, Environmental Health & Safety, Campbell's Soup Company; Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar and Tracie Sheehan, Chief Health, Quality & Sustainability Officer, ARYZTA.

Todd Dewett
Todd Dewett: Show Your Ink, Unleashing the Power of Authenticity
Luncheon Keynote | Sunday, February 26 | 12:35 pm – 2:00 pm

In today’s manufacturing and production environment, it’s hard to attract and keep quality employees. How can your company’s culture change to improve this? Dr. Todd Dewett approaches culture from the point of view of authenticity. His message is simple: More is always possible. Excellence is free. Authenticity beats authority.  Bring your team and invite your customers to this special BEMA event.

BEMA-U Preview:  Introduction to Insights Discovery®
Saturday, February 25 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This session is sold out.  If you are interested in attending or want to be added to our waiting list, please contact the BEMA office.  Participants will get a first-hand look at the new BEMA-U! You and your management team or up-and-coming talent will get a preview of Insights Discovery®, BEMA’s partner for training, and understand how BEMA-U's onsite training and/or Transformational Leadership Program can impact your team.  learn more

 

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Location & Details

Hilton Chicago
720 North Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL  60605
see below left for reservations

Meeting Schedule

Tentative Attendee List

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Invite Your Customers

Bakers attend Summit events compliments of BEMA.  Invite them to attend the welcome reception, BEMA-U preview, business sessions and the luncheon.  Use the registration link above.

Fees

BEMA-U Preview: FREE
Full Registration:   $245
Luncheon Only:   $80
Baker Guest Registration: FREE

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60605

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

Reservation Deadline: January 27, 2017

Online Hotel Reservations link

Room Rate: $184 single/double plus tax.  Rate includes complimentary internet.

A special ASB rate of $184, single/double occupancy, is available to conference attendees at the Hilton.  Please make your reservation directly with the Hilton on or before January 27, 2017.  When making your reservation please be sure to mention the group code BKC to obtain the group rate of $184.

The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until January 27, 2017 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.