The grain-based food industry gathers every 3 years for the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). This year, the most comprehensive event in the Western Hemisphere for baking returns to Las Vegas Convention Center, on 8th-11th October. Since its inception, IBIE continually strives to advance the baking industry through comprehensive access to innovative products from leading manufacturers and suppliers, and provide the common ground for collaboration amongst professionals in the field. This four-day event brings together more than 20,000 bakery professionals to network, learn and shop in more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), IBIE is a “working show” where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily; it brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology.
Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of baking/food equipment and systems; ingredients, flavorings, spices & fillings; ingredient handling systems; packaging materials & systems; technology; sanitation equipment; transportation & distribution equipment; refrigeration equipment; business services.
IBIE supplies the visitors with dozens of educational opportunities. Enroll in IBIE seminars and benefit from the knowledge, experience and insights of the top industry and business experts who lead more than 90 focused seminars. IBIE’s full schedule covers a wide range of relevant topics, including retail and food service, business management and marketing, ingredient trends and formulations, hands-on cake and pastry decorating, tortilla production and much more. In addition, master chefs share their best secrets and practical tips in dozens of high-value demonstrations. This year’s speakers are well-known subject matter experts and business moguls that run the largest bakeries in the world, including Todd Hale, Lee Sanders, and Ramon Rivera.
The education program begins on 7th October, the day before the Baking Expo™ opens, with RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners seminar and the Tortilla Industry Association’s two-day Technical and Management Conference, which addresses operation skills, safety regulations, quality control, plant efficiency and best practices for the baking industry’s fastest growing market segment.