2018 BEMA Summit


Where the business of baking gets done.

Summit kicks off to “the best week in baking” each year, providing a platform for members to network, share industry information and seek solutions to common challenges.

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2018 Summit Details

Saturday kicks off the two-day event with the Baking Industry Forum (BIF) working meeting, followed by BEMA committee meetings and optional BEMA-U Training, additional registration required.  All Summit attendees are invited to our 100th Anniversary Gala, at the Field Museum celebrating a century of BEMA and the baking industry.

On Sunday, the day will kick off with the  Growing Internationally, Best Practices in China seminar.   Euromonitor will share statistics and current market trends followed by a member panel sharing best practices for establishing business in China.

Immediately following will be the IBIE Exhibitor Insight presentation featuring details around the new bundled packages as well as innovate solutions for planning your exhibition space.


Event Registration Cost:

$245 members


What’s included:

  • Admission to the Educational Sessions inclusive of: Baking in China & IBIE
  • One ticket to the 100th Anniversary Gala, held, Feb. 24 at the Field Museum*
    • (*Additional tickets for the gala and luncheon may be purchased here.)
  • One ticket to the Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon, held Feb. 25*
    • (*Additional tickets for the gala and luncheon may be purchased here.)
  • Opportunity to register for the Free BEMA-U Introduction to Insights Discovery seminar®.


Late Registration And Cancellation Policy:

  • Late Registration Policy:  Registrations received after February 16, 2018, will be charged an additional $25 per badge. Late fee does not apply to guest registration.
  • Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received in writing by close of business on Tuesday, February 16, 2018 will be refunded less a $25 cancellation charge.   No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Tuesday, February 16, 2018.
Event Details

Event Details

Date: February 24, 2018

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 02:00 p.m.

Venue: The Hilton, Chicago

Directions: Directions to the Hilton Chicago

Phone: 913-338-1300

Email: info@bema.org