As we plan our IBIE 2019 education program, I have been reflecting on IBIE 2016, the ideas and the speakers that made an impact on our global audience. I was thinking how even since then, the industry has changed. That’s why every three years, we put together a comprehensive program that spotlights the current trends, best practices and powerful innovations shaping the business of baking. As we release our IBIE 2019 Call for Proposals, I am excited to welcome this new wave of information, innovation and best practices that will impact the next 3 years. Our shared goal of growing, expanding and perfecting our work is critical to the entire industry’s success. And I am honored to continue to be part of this process as the IBIE Education Task Force Chair.
A big part of IBIEduate is the people. The innovative thinkers and their success stories provide a model for others. While attendees benefit from their ideas, the presenters also benefit from participating in The Baking Expo™’s highly regarded educational program. We often share feedback directly from people who have learned from the sessions—here’s some food for thought from the speakers’ perspectives.
“As a speaker/instructor at IBIE, I was able to bring cutting-edge industry techniques to people from all over the world, to help them improve sales and profit. IBIE is the USA’s #1 baking industry show and truly a class act. I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with everyone. It was rewarding to know that they’d be taking back what they learned to help their business grow. It was also a great way for me to make new contacts and give back to the industry that has given me so much.”
Chef Mike E. Terry—CMSA
“I really enjoyed speaking at IBIE. It gave me the opportunity to give back to the industry I love. I was able to share many tips and tricks that I’ve learned in my 40 years in the bakery business. It feels good to share our knowledge with people that are new to baking as well as with those that have been friends for decades—and the international aspect of IBIE just can’t be matched anywhere else!”
Certified Master Baker
“IBIE enabled me to share Nielsen retail and consumer statistics with attendees to help them identify growth opportunities within the cookie and cracker categories via understanding category segments driving sales levels and/or sales growth, more impactful promotions, better pricing, connecting with shopper segments that matter, winning with health and wellness versus indulgence, and distribution in traditional retail channels or in e-commerce.”
Todd R. Hale
Retail Insights Thought Leader
Principal, Todd Hale, LLC
The Baking Expo™ will yet again offer sessions relevant to your biggest challenges—and opportunities. And the program will kick off with a full day of education prior to the show so we can pack in more of this valuable content. Stay tuned for updates on the sessions covering the topics that matter most. The ones that will help you achieve better quality, greater efficiency and increased profit, while enjoying the work you love.
If you’re a thought leader, now’s the time to act. We’re seeking experts to present fresh, interesting and informative topics that cover every segment of baking, from retail and wholesale best practices to tortilla production, and product trends in snack food to popular pizza ingredients. But time is running out. Submit your proposal at www.bakingexpo.com/call-for-proposals by April 20, 2018, to be considered, and you can get the opportunity to promote your personal brand while moving the industry forward.