2016 Winter Summit Recap


At the 2016 Winter Summit, held February 27-28, we welcomed 28 first-time attendees, the most ever for this event.  This year’s Winter Summit delivered networking and education in an efficient one-day schedule.  The focus of the meeting were informational sessions on IBIE and BIF and a preview of the Strategic Project Management workshop.


Informational Sessions

IBIE 2016 - Exhibitor Resources

An in depth update was given on IBIE 2016 as well as a report on how IBIE will deliver more customers than ever to the show and how exhibitors can attract those attendees to their booths.
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BIF Seeks Member Input on 2016 Project

Winter Summit attendees got involved in selecting a topic for the Baking Industry Form (BIF) to research by a vote on three topics via live poll.  BIF will research and gather resources on FSMA and specify how the new laws which go into effect in September will impact food producers’ equipment and ingredient needs.

BEMA-U Strategic Project Management Preview

Attendees previewed the BEMA-U Strategic Project Management workshop.  Charles “Chaz” Campbell of AfterBurner, presented an overview of the Flawless Execution model.  Through a military context, he introduced models for developing mission planning and debriefing to incorporate best practices into your own business systems.
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Attendee List

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Save the date for the next Winter Summit - February 25 & 26, 2017
The Hilton Chicago