BakingTECH is the Best Week in Baking, which provides premier educational and networking events for baking professionals.

Join us in March for BakingTECH 2020 to learn solutions to take back to the bakery with you and make valuable connections through networking events offered at the conference.

Conference Highlights

  • Energetic and Disruptive Opening Keynote – kick off the conference with a bang!
  • 21 Innovative technical presentations
  • Expert Panel Discussion on Engineering Sustainability
  • Numerous networking opportunities throughout the conference to connect with industry leaders & experts
  • Table Top MarketPlace Exhibits – meet with over 180 exhibitors showcasing their products and services

New This Year!

  • Monday, March 2: Educational Session by BEMA-U
  • Tuesday, March 3: Outside the ASB Breadbox – Sessions featuring presentations from Artisan Bakers, North American Milling Association, Pet Food Institute, International Diary Bakery Association and more.
  • Tuesday March 3: MarketPlace Casino Night – Mingle with industry experts and suppliers in an untraditional trade show setting while playing roulette.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Schedule is subject to change
As of 9/24/2019

Sunday, March 1

7:30 am - 4:00 pmASB Committee Meetings
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11:30 am - 12:30 pmBEMA Luncheon
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pmBEMA Committee Meetings
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pmYoung Professionals Educational Session: Developing Your Own Personal Brand
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMarketPlace
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5:00 pm - 5:30 pmFirst Time Attendee/New Member Orientation
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pmOpening Reception
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pmYoung Professional Social Event
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Monday, March 2

7:00 am - 8:15 amKSU/FSU Alumni Breakfast
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7:30 am - 8:15 amEngineering Only Session
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7:45 am - 8:15 amBaking Hall of Fame Reception
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8:30 am - 11:45 amOpening General Session
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PDC Presentations
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Sustainable Engineering Panel Discussion
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Keynote Address - UnMarketing: Stop Marketing, Start Engaging
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11:45 am - 1:00 pmNetworking Luncheon - Student Roundtable Discussion
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreakout 1: Marketing
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How to Incorporate Wellness into Product Branding/Marketing
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Building Your Community: Building Your Brand
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Sweet Success: Impactful Consumer Insights to Boost Your Brands
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreakout 2: Ingredients
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Fibers to Improve the Quality of Traditional & Health Baked Goods: Post-FDA’s 2016 Regulation
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The Evolution of Alternative Protein Ingredients in Baking From the Past to the Future
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A Safe, Label Friendly Way to Reduce pH in Baked Goods
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreakout 3: Technology and Baking
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Bridging the Gap Between Administration and Manufacturing in the Baking Industry
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Block Chain Presentation
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IoT, Automation, and the Future of Food Safety
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pmBreakout 4: BEMA-U Session
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMarketPlace
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Tuesday, March 3

7:30 am - 9:00 amATBI Early Bird Breakfast
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9:15 am - 11:15 amGeneral Session: Outside the ASB Breadbox
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IDDBA Presentation
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Bring the Indulgence
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Flour Food Safety
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11:15 am - 12:15 pmNetworking Luncheon
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12:15 pm - 1:30 pmBreakout 5: Food Safety
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Safe Handling of Enzymes in the Baking Supply Chain
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FSMA Inspections - What to Expect and How to Prepare
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12:15 pm - 1:30 pmBreakout 6: A Decadent Clean Label
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Presentation TBA
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Clean Label - Mythbusting Edition
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12:15 pm - 1:30 pmBreakout 7: Engineering
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The Evolution of Automation
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Environmental Control for Food Safety & Quality
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1:45 pm - 3:00 pmClosing General Session
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3:00 pm - 6:00 pmMarketPlace Casino Night
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

HOW TO REGISTER

Registration for ASB BakingTECH 2020 may be completed online or by fax/mail using the registration form above.

Registration forms will not be processed without full payment.  Forms submitted with copies of checks will not be processed.  All fees must be paid in U.S. currency, drawn on a US bank.  Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Card are also accepted for payment.

NOTE: To obtain the member registration rates, your 2019/20 dues must paid and current.  You will need to renew your dues before registrating online.  You may renew your dues by clicking on the above link RENEW YOUR DUES.

REGISTRATION RATES

Full delegate registration includes admission to all educational sessions, networking luncheons on Monday and Tuesday, MarketPlace, and the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 1.

REGISTRATION FEES  
BEFORE
January 10, 2020
AFTER
January 10, 2020
BakingTech Full Conference Delegate
Professional & Young Professional (member fees paid)
$600$700
Professional Member (Join ASB or member fees not paid) $825$925
Young Professional Member(Join ASB or member fees not paid)$720$820
Non-Member$920$1,020
MarketPlace Only Delegate
(includes MarketPlace, Reception & Luncheons)
$565$665
Single Day Only Delegate
Professional & Young Professional Members$410$510
Professional
(Join ASB or member fees not paid)
$635$735
Young Professional
(Join ASB or member fees not paid)
$530$630
Non-Member$730$830
Spouse/Guest Registration
Spouses/Guests must not be employed with a company in the commercial baking industry.
$250$250

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Conference cancellations must be submitted to ASB Headquarters in writing via email at info@asbe.org or mail.  All refunds are assessed a $100 processing fee.  Once Headquarters has received your written cancellation, all credit card refunds will be processed promptly.  For check refunds, please allow 2 – 4 weeks after the meeting has ended.  Refunds will not be granted after February 7, 2020 nor will they be given for no-shows.  Registrations cannot be carried to any future meetings.

If you must cancel your meeting registration, it is also your responsibility to cancel your hotel reservations.

SPOUSES

Spouses can register for BakingTECH at the spouse rate of $250.  This badge entitles spouses to attend all educational sessions, the Spouse Welcome Hospitality on Sunday, Monday’s Networking luncheon, Opening Reception on Sunday and the spouse tour on Tuesday.

Spouses registering at the spouse rate MUST NOT be employed with a company in the commercial baking industry.  Individuals employed with a company in the baking industry must register at the appropriate DELEGATE registration rate.  If registering spouse is found to be an employee of a company in the commercial baking industry, you will be required to register at the appropriate DELEGATE registration rate.

GROUP REGISTRATION

Group registrations may be completed by fax or mail by using the group registration form.  Group registrations may not be processed online.  Group registrations will not be processed without full payment.  All fees must be paid in U.S. currency, drawn on a US bank.  Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover Card are also accepted for payment.

WARNING Regarding Unauthorized Contacts by Companies Offering to Book Your Hotel Reservations.

THERE ARE NO COMPANIES AUTHORIZED BY ASB TO CONTACT YOU TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS.  To guarantee that you have booked and confirmed hotel reservations, please use only the hotel and information on the official ASB website for hotel accommodations. 

HOTEL INFORMATION

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60605
Hotel Phone: (312) 922-4400
Hotel Website

The Hilton Chicago hotel opened its doors in 1927 and has served as one of the city’s most revered addresses ever since.  Located on South Michigan Avenue and overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the hotel has been meticulously redesigned and restored in a way that preserves the magnificence of its early 20thCentury style while incorporating all of the 21st Century conveniences. 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Room Rate: $179/night plus 17.4% tax (includes complimentary internet and fitness center access)
Reservation Deadline: February 7, 2020
Online Reservations
Phone Reservations: (877) 865-5320; Group Code: TBA

Book at the Hilton and save!  Easily network with friends, colleagues, and representatives of exhibiting companies by staying in the Hilton so your paths will cross organically.  By staying at the Hilton helps overall event costs and registration fees remain low for future events. Please note if you choose to NOT stay at the Hilton Chicago, a $150 charge will be added to your registration to cover the savings lost by not staying in the block.   Click here to learn more about why to stay in the block.  By staying in the ASB room block you’ll be entered into a drawing to win 100,000 Hilton Honor points OR a complimentary three (3) night stay at the Hilton Chicago and four Chicago Cub tickets.

A special ASB rate of $179, single/double occupancy, is available to conference attendees at the Hilton.  Please make your reservation directly with the Hilton on or before February 7, 2020 by calling (877) 865-5320.  When making your reservation please make sure to mention the group code TBA to obtain the group rate of $179.

Reservations may also be made online by clicking here.

The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until February 7, 2020 or until sold out, whichever comes first.  Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest rate.  Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes (currently 17.4%).  Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation.  All cancellations must be made by 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

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