1. Professionals Groups are open to all members
Anyone who works for an ABA member company can join Professionals Groups. The Groups are inclusive: you don’t need to apply, there is no limit to the number of people. The more voices in the room, the more meaningful the discussion.
2. Professionals Group participants drive policy decisions
ABA represents the interests of the baking industry to policy-makers. Through the Professionals Groups, ABA develops its position on issues related to logistics, human resources & safety, energy and environment, education, commodity and agricultural policy, food technical regulatory affairs, legal affairs, and state affairs. A special Group, NextGenBaker is dedicated to developing the future leadership of the industry, rather than addressing one particular issue area.
3. It’s a two-way street: Professionals Groups keep you informed on the latest policy developments relevant to your company.
As part of a Group, you will receive issue updates and meeting announcements. Active participation and conference attendance is not required, but is highly encouraged. The conferences are usually a few times a year and are sometimes webinars. They are unique peer forums of specialized executives who focus on particular issues. Check out highlights from the recent FTRAC and Logistics Conferences.
4. Professionals Groups were formerly known as Committees
These are Groups of professionals who come together because of shared interest areas. This year, the former “committees“ are now professionals groups because it more accurately describes and encompasses the purpose and vision of the groups.
5. Joining Professionals Groups is easy
You can join a Professionals Group by contacting Membership Services at email@example.com.