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2013 ABA Convention

2013 ABA Convention Boasts a Strong Turnout  

The high caliber business program attracted a strong turnout of industry leaders, including a record-number of new attendees at this year’s ABA Convention.  The ABA Convention again lived up to its billing as the premier annual gathering of the baking industry. More than 250 of the top industry leaders gathered to hear from consumer experts and receive insight into consumer behavior, learn about the latest food and buying trends, address today’s business challenges, and set ABA’s policy priorities, and more importantly, see and hear from other colleagues in the industry.  

Convention Bulletin graphicClick here to download the Special Edition of the Convention Bulletin which includes highlights of the key convention take-aways and activities, including the convention’s renown speakers and networking events.

 

Meeting Presentations

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SUNDAY, APRIL 21

ABA All Membership Meeting:
Robb MacKie, ABA President – ABA Strategic Plan
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ABA All Membership Meeting:
Todd Hale, Neilsen, and Steve French, Natural Marketing Institute – Trends in Baking White Paper
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ABA All Membership Meeting:
Dr. Dirk Maier, Director, KSU Department of Grain Sciences – Kansas State University Grain Sciences Update
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ABA All Membership Meeting:
IBIE Update
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MONDAY, APRIL 22

ATBI Breakfast Speaker – Tom Morris, Renowned business author and philosopher – “The Essential Jobs at Your Office: the Success and Leadership Secrets of Steve Jobs”
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Morning Business Session:
Todd Hale, SVP, Consumer & Shopper Insights, Nielsen - “Influencer” Panel – Consumer SWOT Analysis
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Morning Business Session – “Influencer” Panel:
Steve French, Managing Partner, Natural Marketing Institute -”Influencer” Panel – Consumer SWOT Analysis
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Morning Business Session – “Influencer” Panel:
Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Consulting, Mintel Custom Solutions -”Influencer” Panel – Consumer SWOT Analysis
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Morning Business Session – “Influencer” Panel:
Frances Largeman-Roth, best-selling author and nationally recognized health expert -”Influencer” Panel – Consumer SWOT Analysis
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Morning Business Session:
Chairman of the Board, Whole Foods Market, Inc., and Executive Director, Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University Freeman School of Business – “Customer” Panel – SWOT Analysis Feedback and Observations
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Morning Business Session:
Bakery Innovation, McDonald’s Corporation – “Customer” Panel – SWOT Analysis Feedback and Observations
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Morning Business Session:
Mark Batenic, President, Independent Grocers Alliance - “Customer” Panel – SWOT Analysis Feedback and Observations”
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Afternoon Business Session:
“The 21st Century Corporate Challenge: Building High Performance Teams in a High Demand World”
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