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February 27 & 28, 2016

Chicago Hilton
720 South Michigan Avenue

The 2016 Schedule changes to make the most of your time and deliver a high-impact event, customer connections, and industry education.  The meeting begins for the executive committee and board on Saturday afternoon.  The entire membership and guests are invited to a welcome reception on Saturday evening and to committee meetings and sessions that begin on Sunday morning.

2016 Winter Summit Schedule


Baking Industry Forum
Sunday | 10:30 am

Gain valuable insight from BIF, the Baking Industry Forum.  This group of bakers and suppliers will address solutions to issues facing the commercial baking industry.

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$195 - Full Registration
$80 - Non Baker Guest

Complimentary Registration for Bakers.  Use code "baker" when registering.  Status will be verified.


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Make connections by including your customers. All BEMA events are complimentary to bakers.


BEMA's Winter Summit kicks off "the best week in baking," which also includes ASB's BakingTech.


Sunday | 11:15 am
This session is open & complimentary for bakers. Invite your best customers! They’ll thank you.

Some of us are "Project Managers" by trade, some have Project Managers as part of our teams, but everyone manages projects to some extent.  Learn to strategically manage time, tasks, risk and people from the Afterburner team.  Afterburner is BEMA's partner for several BEMA-U workshops on project management and leadership.  This teaser will give you a glimpse of what's to come in April at our 2-day Strategic Project Management course, not to mention some guidance and tips you can put to work immediately.


Welcome Reception*
Saturday | 5:30 pm

We are very excited about our new location - we've bought out the lobby bar, 720 South.

Luncheon, Awards & Entertainment**
Sunday | 12:30 pm

Featuring mentalists and magicians David & Leeman from America's Got Talent & the BEMA Lifetime Achievement Award

Customer connections are one of the best benefits of BEMA’s meetings. Invite your customers to start "the best week in baking" off right at BEMA’s Welcome Reception and entertain them at the BEMA Luncheon.

*complimentary for bakers; included with full registration for BEMA members
**$80 for your baker guests; included with full registration for BEMA members


Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605

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Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 11, 2016

A special BEMA/ASB rate of $179, single/double occupancy, is available to conference attendees at the Hilton. Please make your reservation directly with the Hilton on or before February 11, 2016 by calling (877) 865-5320. When making your reservation please be sure to mention the group code BKT to obtain the group rate of $179.

The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until February 11, 2016 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 16.40%). 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.

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