International Baking Industry Exposition On A Roll
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 1, 2014) — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) has long been known as the Baking Expo™ that brings together the entire grain-based food industry, and now, it’s adding another impressive title to its resume: Top U.S. Trade Show. IBIE has recently earned national recognition for its stellar 2013 show, with a designation this month as a Gold 100 Honoree by Trade Show Executive (TSE) and ranked 43 among the 250 Best Trade Shows across the country this April by Trade Show News Network(TSNN). TSE’s Gold 100 is a prestigious list of the top trade shows in the U.S., and TSE will announce IBIE’s numerical ranking in October 2014. This rise in trade show ranking was inevitable, considering that IBIE is the only event in the U.S. to showcase the latest baking technology while also assembling the complete array of equipment, ingredient, supply and business solutions for baking professionals. IBIE 2013 gathered more than 21,000 attendees from an unprecedented 100 countries, together representing every segment of the baking industry. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 6–9, 2013, IBIE 2013 featured the most robust educational conference to date, with more than 75 sessions covering everything from improving retail operations to gluten-free baking, and its expansive show floor comprised a total of 392,032 net square feet. “Expanding show offerings was a key initiative for IBIE 2013,” explained current IBIE Chairman Michael Cornelis. “This past year’s show incorporated a revamped education program, new contests, an innovation showcase to celebrate new products in the industry and a boost in the numbers of international exhibitors and attendees. We put a lot of hours into improving every aspect of IBIE, and it is an honor to be recognized for our success. He added, “We’re not stopping now. We already busy pouring the same fervor of energy and innovation into preparing for IBIE 2016 to make sure that it’s better than ever.” As a non-profit event, IBIE also works to bring the grain-based food industry to greater heights, with proceeds invested back into the industry in the form of legislative advocacy, consumer marketing campaigns promoting the health benefits of grain-based foods and programs that advance the knowledge of those currently employed in or entering the baking business. IBIE is already working on its next show, slated to run from Oct 8–11, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To learn more about IBIE, visit www.ibie2016.org.
About IBIE: Launched in 1920, IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Industry Suppliers Association (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event. A “working show,” where millions of dollars in business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in 500,000 net square feet. Currently the largest show of its kind in North America, the triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 8–11, 2016.