The American Bakers Association and the Independent Bakers Association will co-locate their 2012 spring meetings, April 14-18, 2012 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Independent Bakers Association (IBA), both in Washington, D.C., will co-locate their 2012 spring meetings at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel, April 14-18, 2012 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“Given the overlapping memberships and competing demands on everyone’s time, holding the two groups meetings together in the same location makes a lot of sense,” says ABA president and CEO Robb MacKie. “ABA is responding to its independent baker members’ and allied partners’ requests to be more efficient in scheduling meetings, and this was the next logical step.”
With long-time partner, the Allied Trades of the Baking Industry, the board of directors of the AIB International, the Grain Foods Foundation, the International Baking Industry Exposition and the Quality Bakers of America also hold meetings during ABA’s annual convention.
“The IBA is pleased to meet prior to the ABA annual convention in Scottsdale,” says IBA president Nick Pyle. “We will continue to focus our program on opportunities and challenges specific to independent, family-owned bakeries and allow our members to take advantage of ABA’s high level speakers and business networking sessions.”
IBA will hold its business meeting and cocktail reception on April 14, 2012. ABA members are invited to participate in these sessions. IBA members who are not ABA members or who are ABA members but have not yet attended an ABA meeting will be afforded special discounted registration fees to the ABA Annual Convention.