The addition of Virtual Reality Bakery Tours
Give Attendees a Unique Way to Experience Baking Industry Innovations
Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, is pleased to announce a new experiential attendee offering at the upcoming IBIE 2019—iba.Virtual Bakery Tours with enhanced content from IBIE. Remaining true to IBIE’s mission to serve the industry by providing inventive, interactive experiences, this new added-value offering will give attendees the opportunity to explore the world of baking in an engaging and unique way.
With the help of virtual reality glasses and 360-degree videos, attendees will be able to see right into renowned bakeries from around the world, including Tartine Bakery, San Francisco;Sandholt Bakery, Reykjavik; Joseph Brot, Vienna and more. iba initially launched the virtual reality bakery tours at its 2018 trade fair in Munich, Germany and IBIE will bring the tours to life once again—with enhanced content from the wholesale sector—at this year’s industry event.
“Virtual reality creates a completely immersive experience for IBIE attendees, allowing them to explore top bakeries on a national and international level, without having to board a plane,” said Fred Springer, IBIE Technology Task Force Chair. “Bakery tours have traditionally been highly requested, but understandably, are logistically hard to execute at an event of IBIE’s scale. Thanks to our partnership with iba, this virtual tour allows us to fulfill these requests in an engaging, and interactive way, and with a robust lineup of renowned bakeries and an additional content focused on the industrial sector, this offering will elevate the IBIE experience for all attendees.”
IBIE gathers everyone in the global grain-based food industry by presenting a broad range of solutions and experiences, allowing for each specific market to connect with the key innovations, people and ideas that present the biggest opportunities for success. Visit www.bakingexpo.com for more information and to register to join the international baking community.
IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event in the Western Hemisphere. A “working show,” where millions of dollars of 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 700,000 net square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 8-11, 2019, with a full day of education on September 7.