American Bakers Association  

Washington,  DC 
United States
  • Booth: WL2


The American Bakers Association (ABA) is the voice of the baking industry. Serving Members from global wholesale baking companies and suppliers to baking industry entrepreneurs, ABA is the only bakery-specific national and state trade association, delivering results on priorities affecting the companies that feed the world.

Since 1897, ABA has worked to increase protection from costly government actions, build the talent pool of skilled workers with specialized training programs, and forge industry alignment by establishing a more receptive environment to grow the baking industry. ABA's Membership represents more than 300 companies with a combined 1600+ facilities.

Brands: Bakers Manufacturing Academy, NextGenBaker, Baking Works, Bake to the Future Podcast, Rise to Action, IncuBAKER, Front Line Leadership Training


About the American Bakers Association


  • Bakers Manufacturing Academy
    Effective, convenient, and affordable online training offers a variety of courses for all knowledge and experience levels....

  • ABA's Bakers Manufacturing Academy's best-in-class training solutions provide industry-specific, technical education for bakery production employees whether they are new to the profession or are growing in their career.

    Written and developed by baking industry experts, the online learning portal offers students dynamic, interactive instruction, and offers training managers simple student registration, documentation, and progress.

    Go to the online portal here

  • ABA Annual Convention
    The premier annual event for baking industry leaders. Events include trends presentations, customer panels, and B2B networking for bakers, suppliers, and industry partners....

  • MARCH 26-29, 2023



    Four days of business sessions, expert speakers, and B2B networking prepare baking industry leaders for the challenges of doing business in an evolving world.

  • Baking Works Industry Careers Site
    Thousands of baking industry careers are available at

  • This industry careers site offers a library of career development and resume-building tools as well as access to thousands of job and internship opportunities and the ability for candidates to upload resumes so hiring managers can contact them directly. ABA Members receive special rates for posting their available jobs for thousands of monthly website visitors to see. 

    Go to

  • NextGenBaker
    ABA's NextGenBaker is dedicated to developing the industry's rising leaders....

  • 300+ baking and supplier company executives connect and learn, growing together in the program's core goals of professional development, public policy engagement, relationship building, and industry trends education. 

    NextGenBaker Digest, a quarterly newsletter, provides custom and curated content related to the four core pillars.

  • Corporate Membership
    More than 300 Member-companies strong, from small suppliers to the world’s largest baking companies, Members can be found on six continents....

  • ABA's Membership options are as varied as the products our Members create. Our dynamic dues structure meets Members where they are to help get them to where they're going. Our Member categories include Baker, Allied, International, and Baking Industry Entrepreneur Memberships. ABA's Membership team can help determine which partnership opportunity is most beneficial for our Members.

    ABA's deep understanding of the baking industry's challenges fuels the solutions and programs that remove obstacles and enable opportunities so our Members can thrive.

  • IncuBAKER
    IncuBAKER is a high intensity 'hackathon' style session available at your facility....

  • This unique, fun, and challenging seminar is a chance to work closely with industry peers and find solutions to specific bakery challenges.  
  • Leadership Development for the Front Line
    ABA's Leadership Development for Front Line Professionals, produced in partnership with Hearthside University, is the baking industry's go-to training for employees encountering new challenges as rising plant-level supervisors....

  • 83% of the baking industry struggles with undertrained front line supervision. ABA meets the critical training needs of employees on the front lines with our highly-specialized supervisor training program.

    The three-day Front Line Professionals course, produced in partnership with Hearthside University, supports ABA Members in developing, empowering, motivating, and retaining new and rising plant-level supervisors.

  • Industry Studies and Reports
    ABA produces reports on the baking industry's impact on consumers, the economy, and the workforce. Members receive discounted prices on these exclusive business insights....

  • Consumer Trends 

    Members-only, industry-specific research collects and analyzes custom consumer data to help bakers and suppliers optimize production, marketing, merchandising, and branding decisions. 

    Workforce Impact

    ABA’s workforce studies help Members understand the current and expected skills gap in the industry, and most importantly, what can be done to fill it.

    Economic Impact 

    ABA's interactive map reveals the economic impact of baking in each Congressional district and state.  

  • Bake to the Future - Podcast
    We bring you a fresh take on the latest trends and issues impacting the baking sector through exclusive insights and conversations....

  • Whether you are an executive at a baking company, on the production floor, a supplier, or in the general food manufacturing sector, if you are as fascinated by the baking industry as we are, this podcast is for you.

    Listen in as we talk with leading experts who share their personal stories, knowledge, and predictions for the future of the baking industry.

  • Advocacy and Issue Updates
    Whether it's federal and state advocacy, issue updates and analysis, messaging toolkits, ABA provides award-winning resources to Members and their employees so they can thrive now and always....

  • ABA Members face unprecedented challenges with their businesses, employees, and customers. ABA provides award-winning resources to Members and their employees so they can thrive now and always.

    • Issues updates and analysis
    • Legislative and regulatory resources
    • Messaging and communications toolkits
    • Member recognition programs

 Additional Info

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Wholesale Buyers