2014 ABA Convention: The Most Successful Since the Centennial Celebration
With 450 total attendees and family members, including 47 new attendees, the 2014 ABA Convention boasted the highest turnout since the 100-Year Centennial Celebration in 1997, also held at the Phoenician. The Paul Abenante PEC Golf Tournament raised more than $25,000 and featured nearly 150 golfers for a great game out on the course. The American Bakers PAC Dinner, which featured Steve Forbes, put PAC on course to break yet another fundraising record.
With the theme “Thinking Outside the Box to Shape the Future,” the Monday Business Sessions featured a dynamic lineup of speakers that addressed trends impacting consumer buying behavior and examined new sales outlets and opportunities for the baking industry.
The Convention was also a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new connections at the multiple networking receptions and social events, including the first-ever “Gameapalooza,” the Sports Day networking lunch and tailgate party. The NCAA Basketball Tournament-themed Farewell Reception had one of the highest turnouts in years. Another new feature of the 2014’s Convention was the “Pay It Forward” event, where attendees made sandwiches for Arizona children in need.
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Sunday, March 17
Monday, March 17