2019 BEMA Summit Banner

February 22-24, 2019 | Chicago, IL

As the kick off to “the best week in baking” each year, Summit provides a platform to make connections, get updates on innovations in the industry and be a part of the commitment to creating solutions to business challenges.

Key features of Summit include:

  • Hands on Training Workshops
  • Educational Breakout Sessions
  • Fred Springer Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon
  • Industry Expert Panels
  • Opportunities for business-to-business networking, meeting industry leaders and connecting with colleagues.

The Best week in Baking also includes ASB Baking Tech.  To register for Baking Tech, please click here.

Summit Agenda

2019 BEMA Summit

*Tentative as of 9/1/2018

Friday, February 22, 2019

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm     Executive Committee Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Past Chairmen Meeting

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Past Chairmen & Executive Committee Dinner

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:00 am – 11:00 am     Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Economic Census of Commercial Baking Manufacturers

Presented by Cypress Research

Lunch provided

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm     Committee Call to Action

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm    Committee Meetings

select from three committee meetings in this session

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm    Committee Meetings

select from three committee meetings in this session

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm    Committee Roundtable

Reports & Activity from committee meetings

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Welcome Reception

 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

7:30 am – 8:45 am     Breakfast with Bakers

Leading bakers discuss what’s top of mind & latest trends

9:00 am – 10:15 am     BEMA Business

General Membership Meeting
IBIE Exhibitor Insight

10:30 am – 12:20 pm     BEMA-U in the Workplace

Good for Your Business; Good for Your People
Select from informative and educational presentations in this session

12:30 pm –  2:00 pm     Luncheon & Fred Springer Lifetime Achievement Award

Networking Events

Luncheon & Awards
Sunday, February 24 | Noon – 1:45 pm

Join us for lunch and to honor the Lifetime Achievement Award winner/s.  These recipient/s have made significant contributions to our association over the years. Lunch is included in Summit registration.

Hotel Reservations and Room Rate

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Hotel Phone: (312) 922-4400
Phone Reservations: (877) 865-5320
Room Rate: $186 single/double plus tax.  Rate includes complimentary internet.

Please see reservation webpage for details regarding deposits, room change and room cancellation fees.

Reservation Deadline: January 25, 2019

Important Information About Your Hotel Reservation

Important Information about your Hotel Reservation

 WARNING Regarding Unauthorized Contacts by 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 2019 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 2019 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.

Cancellation & Late Registration Policy

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received in writing by close of business on Tuesday, February 15, 2019 will be refunded less a $25 cancellation charge.   No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after February 15, 2019.

Late Registration Policy:  Registrations received after February 15, 2019, will be charged an additional $25 per badge. Late fee does not apply to guest registration.