Putting up the COOD FIGHT
Every decade or so comes one of those times when the stars align and decision-makers find themselves in the position of determining the future of an industry for years to come. For the baking industry, 2004 looks like it’s going to be one of those years that will determine how companies will conduct business down the line.
In addition to the battle over carbohydrates, snack and bakery food producers face a whole slew of other issues that are quickly reaching the point of no return. In this important election year, the industry must also contend with skyrocketing healthcare costs, increasingly burdensome environmental regulations and the upcoming debate over dietary guidelines, which could significantly impact consumers’ perceptions of baked goods.
If you miss these important shows, you’ll spend the rest of the year kicking yourself:
- American Bakers Association’s Annual Convention, March 17-20, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz. 1-202-789-0300
- American Society of Baking Annual Technical Conference, Feb. 29-March 3, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago. 1-866-920-9885
- Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee Annual Meeting, Feb. 27, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago. 1-773-761-4100
- BEMA, the baking industry suppliers association, Winter Summit, Feb. 27-29, Chicago. 1-847-920-1230.
- The 2004 International Baking Industry Exposition, Aug. 15-18, Las Vegas. 1-847-920-1230