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Bakers


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Suppliers

WHAT IS NEXUS?

NEXUS is a new baking industry event that connects all facets of the baking industry with suppliers. This event offers something for every member of your team, from CEOs to sales to research and development to human resources.

SPARK SESSIONS

SPARK SESSIONS

Team-to-team meetings will engage and connect bakers and suppliers. NEXUS’s unique format allows for more in-depth conversations and input from multiple team members.

IGNITE EDUCATION

IGNITE EDUCATION

Analysts and experts provide insight and education on a variety of new, relevant topics for the baking industry through both formal and interactive presentations.

HEART OF BEMA

HEART OF BEMA

Where the business of BEMA gets done. BEMA members can join us for our membership meeting, committee updates, and members-only programming.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

NEXUS provides four days to make important connections for every member of your team to assure the business of baking gets done. Along with expert education and analysis unique to the baking industry, you and your team will benefit from the many opportunities to network and collaborate with others in the industry. NEXUS offers your team a unique format to strengthen existing relationships with bakers/suppliers and create new ones.


GUEST PRESENTERS

Seth Marquett

CEO of Bakery Inc.

Samantha Urhl

CEO of Manufacturer Inc.

Wendy Peak

CEO of Ingredient Inc.

Jerry Smith

CEO of Manufacturer Inc.

Carla Locket

CEO of Bakery Inc.

Bryan Minutes

CEO of Ingredient Inc.

NEXUS DAILY AGENDAS


WHO SHOULD I BRING?

Bring your whole team. NEXUS offers something for everyone.

Can’t leave the shop unattended? Consider bringing representatives from different areas of your company.

SUPPLIER TEAM MEMBERS

Paula, the Operations Manager

“I’m the one the one that will be fulfilling the order once the deal is completed, so it’s best I am part of the conversation up-front.”

Jack, the Sales Director

“I’m the one empowered to approve the deal, so it’s best if I’m in the meeting so we can cut down on the back-and-forth.”

Sarah, the Sales Associate

“I love connecting with my prospects, but I feel like there is a big gap between meetings. I just want to close the deal.”

Dave, the Logistics Manager

“If I’m part of the conversation, I can help you understand exactly how long it will take for the product to arrive at your dock.”

BAKER TEAM MEMBERS

Aliah, the Purchasing Associate

“I need to source my materials as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. I don’t have a lot of time to go back-and-forth with a supplier salesperson.”

James, the Logistics Manager

“I need to know when to expect deliver of the materials so I can have resources ready to integrate the supplies into our production process.”

Janet, the Operations Manager

“I’m in charge of the budget for materials, so I need to know that I’m getting the best deal and know that the materials will be delivered on-time.”

Dmitri, the Sales Manager

“Meeting our sales targets relies on having the materials on-hand when we need them. I need to know that we are able to close a deal that meets our budgetary needs, as well as sales delivery needs.”

UNIQUE NETWORKING EVENTS

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NEXUS FAQ

Date

Date: September 25th – 28th

Location: Dallas, Texas – Omni Dallas Convention Center

Contact: ebowers@bema.org for additional information about the event.

Location

Set in the heart of downtown Dallas, a skybridge connects the Omni Dallas Hotel to the Dallas Convention Center. Nearby you’ll find restaurants, shops and the Dallas Arts District. Enjoy fabulous views of downtown Dallas from the fitness center and pool deck and find glimpses of local history in your room, meeting spaces and restaurants through art from local artists.

Venue / Hotel Info

Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S. Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 744-6664

Cancellation policy / Deadlines

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Things To Do In Dallas

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, which means you won’t lack for things to do. Whether you’re looking for the hottest night spot or a family friendly activity, Dallas has something for you.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

If you’re a history buff, this is a must-see while you’re in Dallas. This museum is housed in the former Texas School Book Depository where a sniper left evidence after the shooting of President Kennedy. The museum chronicles the life, death and legacy of JFK. If you’re headed to this attraction, your best bet is to purchase timed tickets ahead of time.

Dallas Arts District

Located just a little over a mile from the Omni Dallas Hotel, the Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous urban arts district in the United States, covering 118 acres. The district includes restaurants, museums, live shows and more. If you want to see it all, sign up for a public tour.

Sports

Dallas is home to America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys as well as baseball’s Texas Rangers. Catch an NBA or NHL game at American Airlines Arena, and if soccer is your game of choice, FC Dallas is a charter member of Major League Soccer.

Dining

Dallas offers a diverse restaurant scene from Tex-Mex to steak to international cuisine. If you can think of it, Dallas probably has it. Near the Omni Dallas Hotel, you’ll find seafood, Tex-Mex, coffee shops and more. Whether you want fine dining or fast food, you won’t have to go far to find it.

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