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​​​​2012 Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference

Trends to Opportunities in the Milling & Baking Industry

May 2-4, 2012
Embassy Suites Hotel - San Diego Bay Downtown
San Diego, California, U.S.A.

Register now for the 2012 Milling and Baking Spring Technical Conference!

Hotel Reservation Deadline EXTENDED: April 27

Please call Bella Garcia directly at 619-233-9922, ext. 7140 by 4:00pm (PST) this Friday, 4/27/12, to receive the discounted rates.


Registrations will be accepted until April 27. After April 27 participants will need to register onsite. Please be advised that a limited number of registrations will be available onsite - register today! Download, complete, and fax the registration form. Payment is required with your registration. The golf tournament is not included in the conference registration.

Reception tickets must be purchased in advance for those attendees not staying at the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Hotel and attending the reception. See registration form.Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Hotel – San Diego Bay Downtown is the headquarters for this year's Spring Technical Conference. This all-suite hotel is minutes from San Diego International Airport (SAN) and many of San Diego’s restaurants and famous attractions.

Embassy Suites Hotel – San Diego Bay Downtown
601 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101-5914 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1.619.233.9922
Fax: +1.619.696.9164

Discounted Suite Rate
$179 – Per night, single/double
$199 – Per night, triple
$219 – Per night, quad
Suite rates are available two days pre- and post-conference and are subject to San Diego hotel taxes, presently at 12.57% (tax subject to change at any time)

To Book a Guest Room:
Telephone: +1.619.233.9922

Please call Bella Garcia directly at 619-233-9922, ext. 7140 by 4:00pm (PST) this Friday, 4/27/12, to receive the discounted rates.  Tell Bella you are attending the Milling & Baking Conference.

Online: Online reservations are not available at this time.  Please book by telephone as instructed above.

All guest rooms are two-room suites featuring a living room with sofa bed, workstation, flat screen TV, with mini-fridge, micro wave, coffee maker/coffee and wet bar. Bedrooms feature one king or two double beds, flat screen TV, hair dryer, telephone with voice mail, alarm clocks with MP3 player connectivity, iron and ironing board. Complimentary USA Today newspaper, use of the business center, and fitness center are also included.


All meetings/events will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel - San Diego Bay Downtown unless otherwise indicated.

Golf Tournament – Wednesday, May 2

This year's golf tournament will be held at the Balboa Park Golf Course. Balboa Park Golf Course is located approximately 5 to 10 minutes from downtown San Diego. Balboa Park Golf Course is a beautiful, traditional and challenging golf course with great views of the San Diego skyline, Balboa Park and Pt. Loma with Pacific Ocean San Diego Harbor in the distant background. Golf fees are $130/player and include green fees, cart, and lunch. Advance registration and payment is required. The golf course has a very limited supply of club rentals. Please see registration form for registration. Please indicate your handicap or golf score and whether or not you have transportation to the course.

Balboa Park Golf Course
2600 Golf Course Drive
San Diego, CA 92102
Admin. Office: Info & Tee Times: +1.619.235.1184
Golf Shop: Retail / Range / Rentals: +1.619.239.1660

The Milling & Baking Conference Preliminary Program*

Wednesday, May 2

 8:00 a.m. Golf Tournament – Balboa Park Golf Club
 4:00 p.m. Executive/Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 3

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Overview and Announcements
  Brian Fatula
8:45 a.m. Legislative and Regulatory Update from Washington, D.C.
Lee Sanders, American Bakers Association
9:45 a.m. The Evolving Challenges for Food Safety in the Milling Industry—Panel Discussion (audience participation)
Deann Akins-Lewenthal and Glen Weaver, ConAgra Mills
10:15 a.m. Coffee break
10:30 a.m. Traceability and Best Practices
Charlie Hurburgh, Jr., Iowa State University
11:15 a.m. Opportunities and Challenges of California Milling
Marco Hernandez, Horizon Milling - Cargill
12:00 p.m. Luncheon - Atrium
1:30 p.m. Fat Reduction in Bakery Formulations
Kathy Sargent, Caravan Ingredients
2:15 p.m. Bright Science -Bio-Innovation at DSM
John Perkins, DSM BioTechnology Center
3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. Trends in California Regulation
Maureen Gorsen, Alston and Bird, LLP
4:00 p.m. Testing Soft Wheat for Functionality; It's More Than Gluten
Art Bettge, ADB Wheat Consulting
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
5:00 p.m. Reception – Embassy Suites
Dinner on own

Friday, May 4

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Updates, Initiatives and Trends – California Wheat
  Janice Cooper, California Wheat Commission
9:15 a.m. Trends in the U.S. Home Baking Market
  Tom Payne, King Arthur Flour
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Staying Relevant, Innovation Center for the Future
  Susan Kay, Bay State Milling
11:00 a.m.  Annual Business Meeting
11:45 a.m. Adjourn – End of Conference


Sponsorship Information

Join your colleague in supporting the Milling & Baking Division and become a 2012 Milling & Baking Spring Technical Conference sponsor! Contact Brian Fatula for sponsorship information.

The Milling & Baking Division Thanks our Sponsors!

AB Mauri Baking Solutions
American Bakers Association
Arla Food Ingredients
BakerCogs, Inc.
Bay State Milling Company
Caravan Ingredients
Cargill, Inc.
Cereal Food Processors
Church and Dwight Company, Inc.
ConAgra Mills
DSM Food Specialties USA, Inc.
Dupont Danisco
Horizon Milling
ICL Performance Products LP
J.M. Smuckers
The Mennel Milling Company
The Wright Group

As of April 24, 2012

Program Questions?

Contact Brian Fatula, DSM Food Specialties USA Inc., Milling & Baking Chair