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2014 Milling & Baking Spring Technical Conference​


April 9 – 11, 2014

Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore
Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  Please see below for alternate hotel booking instructions
Discounted Advance Registration Deadline:  Has been extended up to and including onsite registration*
*Onsite registration is limited.


Register now for the 2014 Milling and Baking Spring Technical Conference!


Registration will be accepted until April 4. Registrations received after April 4, will be held for onsite registration.  Please be advised that a limited number of registrations will be available onsite - register today!

Register Online!
Save time by registering online. (you must be logged into AACCnet to register online)  Your registration confirmation will be e-mailed to you. Payment is required with your registration. The golf tournament is not included in the conference registration.

Or, you may 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 only need to be purchased for attendees NOT staying at the Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore and which to attend the reception. If you are staying at the Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore, a reception ticket is already included in your registration fee. See online registration form

Individual Lunch tickets are for persons who are not attending the conference, but wish to attend the luncheon only.  Lunch is included the full conference registration and Thursday Single Day registration.

Headquarter Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore is the headquarters for this year's Spring Technical Conference. This all-suite hotel is two miles, seven minutes from Tampa International Airport and provides complimentary airport shuttle service.  Taxi fare is approximately $20, one-way, excluding gratuity.

Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore
555 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL  33609   U.S.A.
Telephone: +1.813.875.1555
Fax:  +1.813.

Discounted Suite Rate
$125 – Per night, single/double plus applicable tax
Suite rates are available two days pre- and post-conference and are subject to Tampa hotel taxes.

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, fitness center and swimming pool are also included.


The Hampton Inn Tampa International Airport Westshore is offering Milling & Baking Conference delegates a rate of $125.00 plus applicable taxes.  They are located less than one mile from the Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore hotel and have offered complimentary transportation to/from the conference hotel.  The Hampton Inn has just completed a $2 million renovation, offers complimentary breakfast, and WiFi in guest rooms and public areas.

Book a Room at the Hampton Inn Tampa International Airport Westshore

If you wish to book a room at the Hampton Inn, at the AACC International group rate, please contact Julianne Hansen at the number or e-mail listed below.  You must tell her you are with the AACC International Milling & Baking Conference (Group Code AAC).

Julianne K. Hansen, Business Travel Sales Manager
Hampton Inn Tampa International Airport Westshore
4817 West Laurel Street | Tampa, FL | 33607
p. 813-287-0778 | f. 813-287-0882 | e. julianne.hansen@hilton.com

The deadline for online reservations has passed and this is the only way to reserve a room at the AACC International rate.

Hampton Inn offers an airport shuttle every 30 minutes, on the hour and half hour.  If available, Milling & Baking Conference attendees may use the shuttle to go to the Embassy Suites, where the conference is being held.  

Hampton Inn Shuttle at Tampa International Airport
Go down to ground transportation/baggage claim (ground floor). The Airport allows commercial vehicles to pick up guests at 4 ground transportation locations. There is a Red side and Blue side, depending on which Airline you use.  Call the Hampton Inn at 813-287-0778, when you arrive at Ground Transportation locations: Red 1, Red 2 or Blue 1, Blue 2. We would pick them up at the circular drive where they would exit the Airport.  The Hampton inn is just 5 minutes from Tampa International Airport.

Conference Location
All meetings/events will be held at the Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore unless otherwise indicated.

Golf Tournament – Wednesday, April 9

This year's golf tournament will be held at the Northdale Golf and Tennis Club, Tampa, FL.
Northdale Golf and Tennis Club is minutes from Embassy Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore.  Northdale opened in the late 1970's with a Ron Garl design that stayed true to the natural beauty of this former dairy operation, Northdale has undergone a few changes over the years, bringing the course up to USGA standards while maintaining Mr. Garl's original plan of a course that would “sit softly on the land.”
Golf fees are $110/player and include green fees, cart, and lunch. Advance registration and payment is required. Please see registration form for registration. Please indicate your handicap or golf score and whether or not you have transportation to the course.  Rental clubs may be reserved when you register. You will pay for your rental clubs ($25 + tax) onsite at the pro shop. Proper golf attire is required. No cut-off jeans, athletic shorts, tank tops or t-shirts. Metal spikes are not allowed.

Northdale Golf and Tennis Club
4417 Northdale Blvd.
Tampa, FL  33624
Tel:  +1.813.962.0428
Website:  Northdale Golf and Tennis Club  
Driving Directions and Map  

Conference Schedule and Program*
Back to the Future . . . See What Lies Ahead in Milling & Baking


Wednesday April 9

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Golf Outing – Northdale Golf and Tennis Club
                                       (First tee time is at 8:30 a.m.)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.                Executive & Advisory Board Meeting – Desoto Room


Thursday April 10         Meeting will be held in the Kilgore Room

7:15 – 8:00 a.m.                Registration – Kilgore Pre-function

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.                Welcome and Overview
                                        Division Chair, Steve Larsen, The J.M. Smucker Company

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.                 Food vs. Fuel, Will There Be a Grain Crisis? 
                                        Ryan Drook, CIE (Central Indiana Ethanol)

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.                 Biotech Wheat Update
                                        Jay Kriss, Wheat Innovation Alliance

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.               Consumer and Market Trends in Bakery
                                        Sheryl Stennett, Cargill

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.             Refreshment Break

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.             Protein Fortification: Trends, Ingredients and Applications
                                        Nicole Rees, Glanbia Nutritionals

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.             Innovative & Renewable Microalgae-Based Solutions Improving Nutrition and
                                        Texture in Baked Goods
                                        Henri Gilliard, Roquette America, Inc.

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.             Halverson Award Lectureship
                                        Allergens in Our Future, What we Might Expect to See
                                        Steve Taylor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.             Luncheon – Atrium

12:45 –   1:15 p.m.            Optimizing Your Flour Specifications: Performance, Quality and Cost Benefits Can be 
                                        Achieved When Food and Milling Sciences Work Synergistically
                                        CJ Lin, The Mennel Milling Company

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.                Flour: Strategies & Tactics to Deliver Consistent Bakes Goods From Coast to Coast
Charlie Moon, Flowers Foods

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.                Sprouted Wheat Enhances Bread Baking Performance
Gang Guo, Horizon Milling

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.                Refreshment Break

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.                Sorghum: Ancient, Novel, Sustainable, Healthy and Versatile.  What More Do You 
                                        Need to Know?
Tess Brensing, ADM Milling Company

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.                Product Simplification, The Clean Label Challenge
                                        Kevin Adams, Cain Food Industries

3:30 – 4:10 p.m.                Heat Treated Flour and All It Can Do For You!
Sunil Maheshwari, Siemer Milling Company

4:10 – 4:50 p.m.                Radiofrequency Power:  A New Sanitation Process for Cereal Grains 
Manuel C. Lagunas-Solar, RFBiocidics

4:50 – 5:00 p.m.                Announcements and Adjournment

5:30 p.m.                          Reception – Atrium


Friday April 11

7:15 – 8:00 a.m.                Registration – Kilgore Pre-function

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.                Welcome and Overview 
Division Chair, Steve Larsen, The J.M. Smucker Company

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.                 Industry Policy Priorities: A Legislative & Regulatory Update 
                                        Lee Sanders, American Bakers Association

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.                 Food Safety & FSMA Update
 Jan Levenhagen, The Mennel Milling Company

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.              Regulatory Harmonization Between the USA and the Global Agencies,
                                        Just How Close 
Are We?
Glen Weaver, ConAgra Foods

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.             Refreshment Break

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.             Dietary Guidelines for 2015, How are they Shaping Up
Joanne Slavin, University of Minnesota

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.             School Lunch and Breakfast Programs and How to Meet Their Requirements
                                        Al Bachman, The Long Company

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.            Milling & Baking Division Business Meeting

11:45 a.m.                        Closing Comments & Adjourment


*Speakers and program as of March 24; subject to change.


 Sponsorship Information

Join your colleagues in supporting the Milling & Baking Division Scholarship Fund and become a 2014 Milling & Baking Spring Technical Conference sponsor! Becoming a sponsor is easy! Select your sponsor level by checking the box next to the amount on the registration form and pay via credit card. For sponsor amounts other than the amounts listed, to sponsor a coffee break, or to be invoiced for your sponsorship, please check the box marked “Other” on the registration form and you will be contacted by AACCI.

2014 Sponsorship Levels
Bronze – up to $250
Silver – up to $500
Gold – up to $1000
Platinum – greater than $1000











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Remember, your contributions support the Milling and Baking Division Scholarship fund!

Program questions? Contact Steve Larsen, AACCI Milling & Baking Division Chair, at steve.larsen@jmsmucker.com

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