"Thinking Outside the Box to Shape the Future” will be the theme of the 2014 American Bakers Association (ABA) Convention, held March 16-19 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Open to both ABA members and non-members, the event will once again bring together the baking industry’s elite—bakers, retailers, suppliers and partner organizations—to hear from business and political leaders, learn about the latest trends, share ideas, develop positions on baking issues, connect with industry colleagues and more. This year’s convention will also focus on innovation and address three issues: how innovation is changing the industry, how consumers are influencing business and how to find the right balance between risk and profit.

In addition to educational sessions, the convention will feature numerous networking opportunities, two spouses events, a golf tournament, a tennis tournament and more.

To learn more about and register for the convention, visit www.cvent.com/events/2014-aba-convention-march-16-19-2014/event-summary-ddab4571684a4719b19a8b12701bd7ea.aspx.