iba.Virtual Bakery Tours, new Artisan Marketplaces, celebrity bakers and more
set to showcase baking industry innovation
Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, is set to bring the worldwide baking industry together for its triennial event, September 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, with a full day of education on September 7. Set to produce the largest scale show in its nearly 100-year history, with a sold-out Expo Hall, IBIE will unveil new interactive experiences and welcome baking industry experts and stars to showcase industry innovation and trends.
“IBIE is the baking community’s best opportunity to come together and celebrate the industry’s advancements, develop new skills, build powerful relationships, collaborate to address challenges, and explore innovations,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “Bakers can expect to see a broad range of trends on the Expo floor—from digital technology applications and scaled artisan baking solutions to continuously evolving ingredients and rise in direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales. There have been rapid advancements in the last three years and IBIE 2019 is the place to see them.”
Celebrity and master bakers will bring industry innovations to life in the new brand-new RBA Bakers Center, brought to you by Bundy Baking Solutions, where the industry’s most well-respected thought leaders and artists will share creative ideas and practical tips. Attendees will enjoy riveting cake decorating competitions here as well as live demonstrations on the American Cake Decorating Magazine Stage, Revent Celebrity Demo Stage, and Exhibitor Demo Stage. Featured baking celebrities include:
- Buddy Valastro, Carlo’s Bakery
- Bronwen Weber, Professional Cake Decorator
- Nicky Giusto, Central Milling
- Ciril Hitz, Johnson & Wales University
- Matt McDonald, LA Hearth
- Jacquy Pfieffer, French Pastry School
Two new state-of-the-art Artisan Marketplaces will welcome attendees to an artisan hub to showcase and celebrate the history and art of specialty baked goods. The IBIE Artisan Marketplace Crafted by Puratos and the IBIE Artisan Marketplace Crafted by Bread Bakers Guild of America will provide personalized and unique experiences for wholesale bakers looking to capitalize on growing trends and artisan bakers looking to hone their skills, make connections, and grow their businesses. Attendees will enjoy opportunities to virtually tour the world’s only Sourdough Library, create their own personalized loaves of bread, and catch demos with Certified Master Bakers like Stanley Ginsberg, Leslie Mackie, Peter Reinhart and more.
Fresh Take Talks, presented by The Grain Foods Foundation, are designed to inspire and provide insights in quick 20-minute presentations that shed light on the latest in grain industry issues and the future of food. This year’s schedule is headlined by Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcake, speaking on “Building and Maintaining a Passion Brand in the Baking Industry.” Markey Culver, founder of The Women’s Bakery, presents “An Invitation to See Bread Differently.” Click here for a complete roster of other compelling talks.
Remaining true to IBIE’s mission to serve the industry by providing inventive and interactive experiences, iba.Virtual Bakery Tours will give attendees the opportunity to explore the world of baking in an engaging and unique way with newly-enhanced wholesale sector content from Klosterman Bread – Cincinnati, OH and More Than A Bakery – Versailles, KY. This VR experience will also allow attendees to see into renowned bakeries around the world without ever leaving the show floor, including Apollonion Bakery –Athens; Sandholt Bakery – Reykjavik; Joseph Brot – Vienna; and more. This cost-effective, efficient method of exploring the industry’s leading bakeries will provide a value-added experience and instrumental industry insights.
“IBIE wouldn’t be the same without popular returning features, including the BEST in Baking Industry Awards, Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Creative Decorating Competition, The Great American Pie Festival, Innovation Showcase, RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB), the TIA Technical Conference, and the expanded and comprehensive education program, IBIEducate, featuring 100+ sessions—the largest baking education event in the world,” commented Turano.
With so much going on, IBIE is a must-attend event for anyone in the baking community. IBIE 2019 will showcase a broad range of solutions and experiences, allowing for each specific market to connect with the key innovations, people and ideas that present the most decisive opportunities for success. Visit 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 1,000,000 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.