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Sunday, February 25  |  Monday, February 26 |  Tuesday, February 27

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 Sunday, February 25

Young Professional Educational Session - The Importance of Culture and Community
Summary | PowerPoint
New Member & First Time Attendee Welcome Orientation

 Monday, February 26


Keynote Address - Riding the Storm Out: The Survival & Rebuilding of Pan Pepin & Puerto Rico in the Wake of Hurricanes Irma & Maria, Mario Somoza, Pan Pepin

How I Ate 90 Loaves of Bread in 90 Days, Dr. Lin Carson, BAKERpedia
Summary | PowerPoint
Technical Breakout Sessions
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Session 1:Consumer Insight
Session Chair: Darren Braulik, AB Mauri North America
Session 2: Operational Opportunities
Session Chair: Mike Maurine, The Long Company
Session 3: Engineering
Session Chair: EB Russell, DuPont Nutrition & Health
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Presentations
Could Purchase Intent Be Influenced by New Sugar Label Regulations?
Marge O'Brien, Corbion
Summary | PowerPoint
Creating the Environment for Increased Food Safety & Quality
Scott Houtz, Air Management Technologies, Inc.
Summary | PowerPoint
Training & Development for the Maintenance Department Mechanics
Bill Cook, The Long Co.
Summary | PowerPoint
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Presentations
Telling Your Brand Story
Rick Oleshak, AB Mauri North America
Summary | PowerPoint
Industrial Production of Artisan Bread
David Deblauwe, Puratos
Frank Devos, Puratos
Summary | PowerPoint
How to Manage the Maintenance Manager
Rowdy Brixey, Brixey Engineering, Inc.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Presentations
Standing in the Bread Aisle: What Drives Consumer Choice in Pre - and Post-Bakery Sales and How to Use the Results to your Advantage
Janelle Crawford, DuPont Nutrition & Health
Summary | PowerPoint
Novel Packaging for Baked Goods
Dr. Eva Almenar, Michigan State University
Summary | PowerPoint
The Impact of FSMA on the Bakery Facility Design & Construction
Jeff Dearduff, The Austin Co.; Mike Pierce, The Austin Co.
Summary | PowerPoint

 Tuesday, February 27

General Session

Robert A. Fischer Award Presentation
50+ Member Recognition
Annual Business Meeting

HR Panel - Exploring New Paths for a Sustainable Workforce
Moderator: Lee Sanders, American Bakers Association
Panelists: Jeff Anderson, The Eli's Cheesecake Co.; Genevieve Martin, Dave's Killer Bread Foundation

Technical Breakout Sessions
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Session 4: Enzymes
Session Chair: Brian Fatula, Hostess
Session 5: Regulatory
Session Chair: Valerie Wayland, Flowers Foods
12:45 pm - 1:05 pm Presentation 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Panel Discussion

Enzymes Past, Present, Future
John Del Campo, Repco
Summary | PowerPoint

Food Labeling Panel Dicussion
Moderator: Brian Strouts, AIB International
Panelists: Brook Carson, Manildra Group; Phil Boehm, Bimbo Bakeries USA; Jacinthe Cote, Lallemand; Dan Herzog, Gonnella Baking Company
Summary | PowerPoint
1:05 pm - 1:25 pm Presentation
Food Waste, and how to Combat with Sustainability Enzyme Solutions
Kathy Sargent, Corbion
Summary | PowerPoint
1:25 pm - 1:45 pm Presentation
The Use of of Enzymes in Rolls & Breads
Shawn Dewey, Franz Family Bakeries

Closing General Session

CEO Baker Panel Discussion - Culture: Building Sustainability into the Future
Moderator: Theresa Cogswell, Corbion
Panelists: Cordia Harrington, The Bakery Cos.; Allen Shiver, Flowers Foods; Josh Skow, Canyon Bakehouse


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