BEMA Members receive priority IBIE booth space selection before non-members and discounted booth space which saves some members thousands of dollars. While priority booth selection for the 2022 IBIE show has concluded, you’ll want to be sure to attend the show and be prepared for 2025 early booth selection and discounts.
BEMA members will find many one-on-one opportunities throughout the year to meet customers and other suppliers. For example, Convention 2023 is an event that you won’t want to miss. Save the date for June 20-24 in Palmetto Bluff, SC and look out for additional information coming soon!
“BEMA Convention is the one place you can take the industry’s pulse and speak with bakers in a relaxed atmosphere. Relationships started and renewed at Convention are rooted in a better understanding of your desire to be a partner with your peers and customers. In a word, they are PRICELESS.”
BEMA-U: Our education program is focused on helping our member companies develop their workforce in the areas of sales, employee engagement, leadership and train-the-trainer. We help you streamline and optimize the people-part of your business. Members receive a generous discount on all BEMA-U training. Have an entire team that needs training? BEMA-U can come to your facility and deliver customized training! Email Emily Bowers for more information.
BEMA Intel was developed to help industry professionals better identify existing and potential trends, recognize critical factors impacting supply and demand, and position themselves to adapt to evolving circumstances. Input from BEMA members, data managers, industry experts, and more, makes BEMA Intel the one-stop option decision makers need to keep pace with the economic issues impacting the health of the baking industry. Questions? Contact Kelly Allen.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Need a specialized training course not offered by BEMA-U? Take advantage of BEMA’s scholarship program! Scholarships are awarded to employees of member companies for successful completion of industry-related educational courses, programs, seminars or workshops. BEMA has awarded over $10K in years past to support the talent and skill development of the industry.
BAKING INDUSTRY FORUM (BIF):
BIF is a small group of bakers and suppliers who come together to discuss topics and issues facing the commercial baking industry. The group provides the industry with a strong resource bank of ideas and expertise based on research and years of experience. BIF also facilitates panel discussions at BEMA events to keep our membership knowledgeable on emerging trends.
Throughout the year, BEMA works hard to host both in-person and virtual events to keep you educated and connected with other industry leaders.