2018 Technical Conference



The American Bakers Association (ABA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Technical Conference – the largest conference designed specifically for cookie, cracker and baking manufacturing professionals – will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 28-31, 2018 located at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.

This conference serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around the manufacturing industry – technology, production and managerial best practices. Through this unique experience we unify industry professionals to engage in in-depth educational discussions regarding the latest developments in manufacturing solutions in preventive controls, maintenance, quality, audit procedures, in-plant safety and sanitation standards, and optimizing plant floor operations to establish manufacturing excellence.

The Technical Conference brings together baker and supplier professionals around the world to give the most useful and up-to-date technical information available. Join us so you too can harness the power of this conference and engage though interactive experiences, hands-on workshops, keynotes, and conference presentations from Industry experts.


Registration Brochure

Conference Key Features Include:  
• State of the Industry Address
• Hands-On Training Workshop
NEW This Year! Kroger Bakery Tour
NEW This Year! IncuBAKER – Interactive Audience Experience
• Educational Breakout Sessions – focusing on production, technology, management and sustainability issues
• Expert Panels
• Table Top Exhibits
• First-Year Attendee Breakfast
• Product Display – Manufacturers from around the world send in their tasty treats for all attendees to enjoy
• Opportunities for business-to-business networking, meeting industry leaders and connecting with peers
• Motivational Speaker

Use this link to download the template for the letter asking your supervisor for permission to attend the 2018 Technical Conference: 
Letter to Your Supervisor – 2018 Technical Conference

NEW THIS YEAR! IncuBAKER – An Interactive Audience Experience

incuBAKER uses the power of your peers to discuss on the job challenges, incubate specific issues and generate baking solutions.  This team-led activity will have you working with your fellow industry professionals to solve problems that matter to all industry professionals. Attendees will be assigned a table based off their registration and an industry challenge to work through. Teams will have to brainstorm ideas, discuss the best possible outcomes, and work together to create a final proposal. At the end of the session, groups will have the chance to share their cookies to success.

The Technical Conference is going on 93 years strong and is considered the gold standard for workforce education, industry processes and operational solutions!  

Mark your calendar and join us for this one of a kind education & networking opportunity.

Hotel & Conference Registration OPEN!

Conference Dates: October 28-31, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 S Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

2018 Technical Conference Flyer