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SPECIAL REPORT
Meeting Preview: Nexus
Sparking New Opportunities
Nexus focuses on networking, professional development and where the business of baking happens.
by Dan Malovany
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After holding their successful inaugural event in Dallas
last year, BEMA and the American Bakers Association
(ABA) will present the Nexus 2024 networking, education
and business collaboration meeting on Oct. 1-3
in Washington, DC, where ABA will also co-locate its
NextGenBaker Leadership Forum.
" Nexus is a partnership with the two leading organizations
in the baking industry, ABA and BEMA, " said Kerwin
Brown, president and chief executive officer of BEMA.
" The partnership gives us an incredibly strong foundation,
as well as a far reach into all categories of the baking industry.
This event is designed to bring the industry together. "
Brown said the team is reaching out to other organizations,
several of which attended Nexus last year, to see
if they want to co-locate board or committee meetings at
the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill.
" We want as many people as possible congregating in
one place, " Brown said. " This is just a unique opportunity
to bring people together in a very time-efficient way. "
Highlighting Nexus again will be the Spark sessions,
which are 45-minute, team-on-team meetings where
bakers and suppliers can ignite a new relationship, rekindle
an existing one or focus on current projects or
explore new initiatives. Suppliers who are registered
can purchase the pre-arranged sessions and are then
matched with a baking company after both sides complete
a confidential profile.
" The idea behind Spark sessions was to get beyond
the gatekeeper and invite more of the decision-makers
and project managers to be part of the discussion, "
noted Emily Bowers, BEMA's vice president, education
and operations.
Responding to feedback from last year's attendees,
Nexus will offer five Spark Supplier Suites, which suppliers
can purchase and arrange their own meetings where
they have time to discuss business more extensively.
" We like to do things that nobody else is doing, " Brown
said. " The uniqueness of these small, curated business
meetings that are efficient and save time and dollars, they
are a real hit. We learned a lot from the first year and are
ready to make a few adjustments to meet everyone's needs. "
Bowers said Nexus is developing education programs
that provide a diverse array of seminars and workshops
for the co-owned event. Those who register for both
Nexus and NextGenBaker have an opportunity to receive
a discount. Nexus attendees can then select those
sessions that appeal to them most and customize a program
that meets their needs.
In many ways, Bowers said, Nexus is truly an unconventional
event.
" At conventions, attendees often experience the programming
at the same time. There's one program, "
Bowers observed. " That's not Nexus. We intentionally
bring people together about once a day, and other than
that, they're designing their own experience between the
Spark sessions and the education program. "
Visit www.nexusofbaking.com for registration, hotel
and travel information about Nexus. For more details
about ABA's NextGenBaker Leadership Forum, go to
www.americanbakers.org.
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way for industry
professionals to
make connections
and conduct
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