August 26, 2016
Dear Members of ASB,
The Board of Directors strives to deliver to ASB members the greatest return on their investment of time and money by delivering high value educational and networking opportunities at a cost which does not serve as a deterrent to membership and participation.
Over the past three years, the Board has developed a series of Task Forces to examine the issues of future budgets, dues and fees, commercialism policies, and sponsorships. The conclusion of each Task Force has been that in order for ASB to continue to keep dues and registration fees reasonable, but at the same time continue to improve BakingTech and strengthen our other networking and educational programs, the Board must follow the path of the other baking industry associations and allow our members to provide financial support through sponsorships.
The Product Development Competition has been reformatted into a scholarship program that will award up to $20,000 in annual scholarships for students in bakery science, food technology, and other culinary arts.
Two coffee breaks have been added to the General Sessions as requested by the membership. The 2017 Program Committee has also sought dynamic keynote speakers from outside our membership to motivate and inspire attendees.
Below are buttons to the Sponsorship Opportunities and Guidelines for 2017.
Platinum and Gold Sponsors receive exclusive sponsorship and recognition for one event.
Platinum Sponsors are invited to join the ASB Board of Directors at the Saturday night reception in the Conrad Hilton Suite. The CEOs/Presidents of major baking companies will also be invited.
Keynote sponsors will introduce the speakers.
Product Development Sponsors present the awards to the winning Student Teams.
Gold and Silver Sponsors receive recognition on the website, in the program, meeting app, newsletter, and BakingTech signage.
Thank you for your support of the American Society of Baking and the wholesale baking community that we serve.