June 18-22, 2019
June 18-22, 2019
Explore new markets that need the quality equipment, ingredients and services you produce. Hear from leading bakers who share their adventures in constructing green-field facilities, and meet a new industry partner through BEMA Connect.
Adventure for the family is just outside the door in the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy hiking, white water rafting, horses, ziplines and more.
The full agenda and event information is available below. Please note that BEMA Connect is now being held on Thursday, June 20.
Download the BEMA Convention Agenda here.
Each morning, Convention’s business meetings bring you customer presentations and Q&A panels. Hear directly from bakers/producers and gain insights on ways you can help solve their biggest challenges.
Plant Construction: Lessons Learned
Bill Quigg, President & CEO, Richmond Baking
Mario Somoza, President & CEO, Pan Pepin
Anthony Turano, Director of Administration, Turano Baking
High SKU Bakeries & Flexibility
Jeb Sloan, Engineer, Clif Bar
Dwayne Hughes, Sr. Vice President Engineering, Hearthside Food Solutions
Joe Owad, Pepperidge Farm
Josh Skow, President, Canyon Bakehouse
Jeremiah Tilghman, Vice President Operations, Canyon Bakehouse
New Customers for your products.
Cannabis & CBD Edibles
4 Front, cannabis industry regulations expert; Sweet Grass Kitchen, Love’s Oven, and more edibles producers poised for growth.
Pet Food Manufacturing
Luke Koele, Senior Vice President of Operations, Stella and Chewys
Todd Dunlop, Director of QA and R&D, Hampshire Pet Products
Michael Aden, Manager, Co-Manufacturing, Nestle/Purina
Kurt Stricker, Owner, Pedigree Ovens
John Krehbiel, Vice President of Sales, CJ Foods
The following bakers will be available for BEMA Connect and small group dinners. They’ll also join us for tours and social events.
Baking Industry Forum Members
Nelson Boyd, Production Manager, Bimbo Bakeries USA
John Mulloy, Vice President of Operations, 151 Foods
Brandon Heiser, COO, Roskam Baking
Karl Thorson, Food Safety Sanitation Manager, General Mills
Ken Farnsworth, President, Rhodes
Rich Berger, Vice President of Engineering, Food Supply, Clif Bar
Robert Young, Vice President Manufacturing/R&D, Aryzta
Keith Collier, Director of Engineering, Kings Hawaiian
Rudy Tepsic, General Manager, Lineage Baking
Brian Owens, CEO, Café Valley
Chad Larson, Vice President of Manufacturing, Palermo Villa
Brian Dwyer, Vice President Manufacturing Operations, Kroger
As a featured sponsor, your company will be prominently featured in front of key players in the industry, many of whom are part of your customers. We believe Convention 2019 is a great fit and would be an outstanding opportunity to raise your brand’s awareness. For questions or more information contact Kelly Allen.
BEMA Connect introduces bakers to suppliers they aren’t currently working with and matches the baker’s needs with your specific solutions. Meet one-on-one with baker guests, speed dating style.
Connect with customers in a small-group setting. We’ll organize groups of eight bakers and suppliers – spouses/guests included – to enjoy local restaurants.*
Red Sky Ranch, is the setting for the BEMA Cup. The courses, designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman, feature stunning mountain views. This scramble tournament incorporates rules that make play fun for advanced and beginner golfers alike.Click Here To Register
Who do you cheer for? Wear a shirt or jersey that celebrates the team whether it’s your alma mater or your kids’ little league club. Enjoy a tailgate party with tons of family-friendly activities.
Celebrate a great year as we pass the gavel to the next chairman, then dance the night away. The whole family is invited to this event and “Western elegance” is suggested for attire.
*Separate registration required in May 2019.
On Friday, June 21, join your BEMA friends for one of these group tours.
Questions? Call the BEMA office at 913-338-1300.
Saturday, June 22, is Family Day. Start off with a full breakfast and be inspired by Markey Culver, founder of The Women’s Bakery, which employs women and brings nutritious breads to communities in East Africa. Then, spend the day in Vail and Adventure Ridge. Vail Village features great shopping and fun restaurants. Want to try a ropes course, alpine coaster or zipline? Take the gondola to the top of the mountain for all-ages fun at Epic Discovery.Purchase Your Passes
Please contact the BEMA offices for hotel information at 913-338-1300.
MEETING REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2019
HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE: APRIL 7, 2019
Cancellations for your BEMA Convention Registration received in writing by close of business on Friday, June 7th, 2019 will be refunded less a 5% cancellation charge. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Friday, June 7th, 2019.