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Navigating Together Through Uncertainty

In this IBIE blog post, Emily Bowers, the Senior Director of Education & Operations at BEMA offers insights on “Navigating Together Through Uncertainty.”  BEMA (Bakery Equipment Manufacturers & Allieds), is a  co-sponsor of IBIE, along with the American Baker’s Association and Retail Bakers of America.


Last year, many of us walked away from IBIE 2019 armed with a bigger viewpoint and a broader concept of new ways to work together in the global grain-based foods industry. As 2019 wrapped and 2020 began, we sought new ways to put this wisdom into action. Yet no one expected how quickly we’d put our assumptions and learnings to the test when faced with the changes and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Industry Growth

Seemingly overnight, stripped grocery store shelves demonstrated just how important the food industry, and baking, is to consumers. No planned marketing campaign could match the outpouring of need and desire for products produced by the industry as consumers responded to stay-in-place orders. When shoppers couldn’t find what they wanted in-store or online, they looked for ways to make their own, driving a 600% increase in baking ingredients such a yeast and making flour almost as scarce as toilet paper.

To keep up with incredible demand, many manufacturers switched to round-the-clock production. The unprecedented demands included responding to new levels of social responsibility, safety and sanitation, and a need to adjust to the evolving needs of customers and employees. Manufacturers demonstrated extreme flexibility to create, adjust, and re-work projects and policies to accommodate new demands while supporting front-line employees with increased pay, safety, and enhanced communication.

Because of these incredible efforts, consumers continue to experience a heightened sense of food security in otherwise uncertain times. Industry-wide resilience has also given rise to unexpected internal leadership and collaboration between individual team members and among manufacturers. This includes employees stepping forward to offer suggestions for improved efficiencies and unprecedented sharing among companies who once saw each other as competitors. These stories of success, large and small, enhance confidence and buoy the workforce on the front lines and the collective industry.

Providing the Glue

Our front-row seat allows us to witness the many ways the industry is coming together for good. With a commitment to bring the right people together at the right time, BEMA is striving to discover new ways to provide support, education, and training in the post-COVID-19 environment long-term.

This includes:

  • Offering educational virtual classes and webinars to connect bakers and suppliers
  • Connecting leading industry suppliers with customers/bakers through conversations and networking opportunities, and
  • Uniting the industry by recognizing the needs of one baker, one supplier and one business at a time

JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE, TOGETHER.

As we work together with industry colleagues to synthesize the learnings and navigate the “New Normal,” we hope you’ll join BEMA in our newest initiative. The #WeKneadYou Campaign is engaging BEMA members to actively support hard-hit community QSRs by providing meals to heroic front-line workers. For every BEMA member company that purchases meals from local QSR/fast-casual restaurants for donation to area essential workers, BEMA will donate $500 (up to a total of $25,000) to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Submit your entry by simply posting about this experience on social media with photo/video, tag the @BEMAConnectsYou page, and include the hashtag #WeKneadYou!

For information or to view the progress of this fundraiser, click here.

Together, we can make the industry stronger and more efficient moving forward.

Written By: Emily Bowers | Senior Director, Education & Operations | BEMA

 


This guest post has been provided by BEMA, an international trade association representing bakery and food equipment manufacturers, companies that provide ingredients, packaging materials and vehicles, and service providers including publishers, consultants, installers and financial services. Formed in 1918, BEMA is dedicated to furthering the professionalism of its members with programs that enhance communications and promote technological advancement, education, safety, sanitation, marketing and good manufacturing practices. BEMA is committed to providing venues for our members to connect with customers and partner with suppliers. From the unique networking opportunities at the BEMA Convention to co-owning IBIE, their vision is to be the premier resource in the baking industry.

IBIE and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Announce 2019 BEST in Baking Top Honors

Program recognizes leading exhibitors and suppliers
driving progress in the baking industry

Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, in partnership with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, is pleased to announce the 2019 BEST in Baking Program top honors and qualifiers who will be recognized and celebrated during the triennial trade show September 7-11, 2019 in Las Vegas.

Launched in 2010, the BEST in Baking was originally developed to recognize suppliers who demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. This year’s IBIE BEST in Baking program has been expanded to recognize both suppliers and bakers who have demonstrated excellence in the industry’s most paramount topics including sanitation, product innovation, and workforce development. This prestigious program demonstrates IBIE’s commitment to recognizing leadership within the industry and its dedication to supporting the growth and wellbeing of talented suppliers and bakers around the world.

“IBIE offers the optimal platform and opportunity to celebrate innovation, best business practices, and forward-thinking leadership,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “The companies recognized as 2019’s BEST in Baking qualifiers are leaders in category excellence. They are shining examples of what we can achieve as an industry and we are honored to highlight their work and achievements. We look forward to the future as we bring industry-defining innovation to the forefront and elevate important issues such as sustainability and workforce development.”

“Innovation is what drives the baking industry—in equipment, plant efficiency, processes, management and how we address global issues impacting our businesses,” commented Chris Luke, Group Publisher, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, part of BNP Media’s Food & Beverage Group. “As an industry we are resourceful, creative and inspired. The companies being acknowledged are truly leading the growth of the baking industry. We are proud to partner with IBIE on this initiative and we extend our congratulations to this prestigious group of qualifiers.”

Top Honors and qualifiers will be showcased in the BEST in Baking Lounge located in the Grand Concourse of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where show attendees can learn more about the winners.

The 2019 BEST in Baking qualifiers and tops honors are:

Sustainability/Ingredients:

  • Cargill | Booth# 451 — TOP HONORS
  • Bay State Milling | Booth# 7723
  • Ciranda | Booth# 1073
  • Corbion | Booth # 6049
  • DuPont Nutrition & Health | Booth# 5015
  • Holton Food Products | Booth# 232
  • Manildra Group USA | Booth# 2036
  • Palsgaard | Booth# 7389
  • Renmatix | Booth# 212

Sustainability/Equipment:

  • Heuft/Thermo-Oel GmbH & Co. KG | Booth# 7737—TOP HONORS
  • Air Management Technologies, Inc. | Booth# 6880
  • Bakery Concepts International | Booth# 2735
  • Hayon Manufacturing Corp. | Booth# 936
  • Houdijk Holland | Booth# 7767, 7883
  • Intralox | Booth# 6029
  • Mecatherm (M-TA Oven) | Booth# 6437
  • Mecatherm (M-NS Divider) | Booth# 6437
  • Varimixer | Booth# 4063
  • Topos Modial | Booth# 4931

Sustainability/Packaging:

  • Handi-Foil | Booth# 6816—TOP HONORS

Sustainability/Logistics

  • Flexibake | Booth# 2354—TOP HONORS
  • Thymly Products | Booth# 4503—TOP HONORS
  • Focus Works | Booth# 5269
  • Harvest Food Solutions | Booth# 2011

Sanitation

  • ChemxWorks | Booth# 5361—TOP HONORS
  • Flexco (Novitool Aero Splice Press) | Booth# 7253—TOP HONORS
  • Goodway Technologies | Booth# 2005—TOP HONORS
  • KLEANZ (Nexcor Food Safety Technologies) | Booth# 5250—TOP HONORS
  • Babb Group | Booth# 5681
  • Best Sanitizers | Booth# 2277
  • Flexco (FGP Food Grade Precleaner) | Booth# 7253
  • Formost Fuji | Booth# 6026
  • Koenig Bakery Systems | Booth# 5889
  • VMI | Booth# 2605, 6779

Workforce Development:

  • More Than a Bakery—TOP HONORS
  • Main Street Gourmet—TOP HONORS
  • Nummies Bakery

Product Innovation/High-Volume Bakery:

  • Alpha Baking Co.—TOP HONORS
  • CraftMark Bakery—TOP HONORS

Product Innovation/Wholesale Bakery, Intermediate:

  • Just Desserts—TOP HONORS

Product Innovation / Retail Bakery:

  • Victoria’s Sugar Shack—TOP HONORS
  • La Canasta Mexican Food Product Inc.
  • Sweet Life Specialty Foods

Special thank you to the BEST in Baking panel of judges: Len Heflich, Founder, Innovation for Success, LLC; Mike Pierce, President, The Austin Co.; Tim Ramsey, Senior Director, Procurement and Commercialization Hearthside Food Solutions; and Gina Reo, President, Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC. Each participating judge has expertise in baking industry best practices and innovation.

Join us at IBIE 2019 to celebrate all the BEST in Baking top honors and qualifiers and to connect with baking industry professionals from every segment and in every role. Visit www.bakingexpo.comfor more information and to register to connect with the global baking community.

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About IBIE:
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.

Wholesale Bakers – IBIE Now Offers the Largest Baking Event Educational Program in the World

A new dedicated day of learning expands IBIEducate to more than 100 sessions.

Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, set for September 7-11, 2019, announces its largest education program to date and the broadest offering in the industry, with more than 100 sessions. Designed to deliver a fresh, forward-thinking perspective on business, operations, and creativity, IBIEducate offers every role and every segment opportunities to learn. Targeted sessions are designed to allow attendees to gain valuable ideas and strategies to develop and improve product, optimize production, and increase sales and profits.

Additionally, IBIE announces a newly implemented day of learning—Saturday, September 7th. Tailored sessions will provide attendees curated, business focused tools they need to enhance and grow their businesses. Courses will include talent management classes with a concentration on acquiring, developing, and retaining workforce and cultivating great leaders. The day will also offer hands-on workshops and interactive sessions designed for artisan and retail bakers.

“As the industry’s most important gathering, IBIE’s goal is to provide education that truly benefits attendees and gives them the tools they need to drive their businesses forward,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “Education remains one of the primary reasons to attend a trade event. IBIEducate gives attendees more than 100 tailored sessions to participate in during the show—the largest education program IBIE has ever offered, and with a new full day dedicated to learning prior to show opening, IBIE is building on an industry leading offering.”

To ensure attendees receive a fresh perspective and gain leading-edge best practices and insights, classes have been broken into specialized tracks to deliver valuable knowledge and solutions to enhance product, create process efficiencies, and increase sales. IBIE’s comprehensive program covers topics across the entire business spectrum including management and marketing, product development and formulations, plant operations, and much more. Forward-looking topics include:

  • Applying Food Safety Best Practices to your Plant
  • Automation Trends and Technology – Remote Maintenance
  • Baking with Edible Cannabis
  • Beyond the Label: The Clean Food Revolution
  • Charting New Market Territory in Gut Health with Low FODMAP Ingredients
  • Oil Solutions that Meet Functionality Needs and Consumer Demand
  • Robotics-Based Packaging Systems are Simpler Than You Think

Industry experts and innovators will lead the IBIEducate customized training sessions. With years of experience and varied backgrounds, each will share best practices and original perspectives, giving attendees collaborative opportunities to address challenges and discover opportunities. The speaker roster includes leading thought leaders and influencers, including:

  • Todd Boren, Managing Partner, MacArthur Companies
  • Jonathan Davis, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, La Brea Bakery / Otis Spunkmeyer
  • Robb Mackie, President & CEO, American Bakers Association
  • Rick Oleshak, VP – Marketing, AB Mauri North America
  • Dr. Jim Painter, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas-Houston
  • Kathy Sargent, Strategic Innovation Director, Corbion

IBIE is also pleased to support education programs co-located at IBIE including the Tortilla Industry Association’s cutting-edge TIA Technical Conference addressing operations, safety, quality, plant efficiency and best practices to capitalize on the fast-growing tortilla market segment. Additionally, RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners workshop, featuring industry leaders like Raul Porto Jr. of Porto’s Bakery Café and other Certified Master Bakers, who share tricks of the trade and Q & A sessions.

A special thank you to all IBIEducate partners: AIB International, American Bakers Association, American Society of Baking, Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), Bread Bakers Guild of America, Grain Foods Foundation, and Retail Bakers of America.

To see the full IBIEducate program and to register, visit bakingexpo.com.

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About IBIE:
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.

Artisan & Retail Bakers – IBIE Now Offers the Largest Baking Event Educational Program in the World

A new dedicated day of learning expands IBIEducate to more than 100 sessions.

Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, set for September 7-11, 2019, announces its largest education program to date and the broadest offering in the industry, with more than 100 sessions. Designed to deliver a fresh, forward-thinking perspective on retail business, marketing, and creativity, IBIEducate offers every role and every segment opportunities to learn. Targeted sessions are designed to allow attendees to gain valuable ideas and techniques to perfect their craft, further their passion, and increase sales.

Additionally, IBIE announces a newly implemented day of learning—Saturday, September 7th. Tailored sessions will provide artisan, cake and retail bakers the curated tools they need to enhance and grow their businesses. The day will offer hands-on workshops taught by Julien Otto from the French Pastry School and cake decorator certification classes taught by Mike Terry and Bronwen Weber, who has appeared on The Food Network. Other courses include talent management classes with a concentration on acquiring, developing, and retaining staff.

“As the industry’s most important gathering, IBIE’s goal is to provide education that truly benefits attendees and gives them the tools they need to drive their businesses forward,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “Education remains one of the primary reasons to attend a trade event. IBIEducate gives attendees more than 100 tailored sessions to participate in during the show—the largest education program IBIE has ever offered, and with a new full day dedicated to learning prior to show opening, IBIE is building on an industry leading offering.”

To ensure attendees receive a fresh perspective and gain leading-edge best practices and insights, classes have been broken into specialized tracks to deliver the latest techniques and cutting-edge trends that inspire creativity and increase sales. IBIE’s comprehensive program covers topics across the entire business and baking spectrum including business management and marketing, hands-on cake and pastry decorating, artisan and specialty foods, and much more. Forward-looking topics include:

  • Baking with Edible Cannabis
  • Branding & Social Media: Skills for Growing Your Retail Bakery
  • Fresh Floral Designs for Cakes
  • It Takes More Than Bread to Win in the Bakery Business
  • Oil Solutions that Meet Functionality Needs and Consumer Demand
  • The Science of Artisan Bread Making
  • There’s Money in the Air! Airbrush Techniques Class

Industry experts and innovators will lead the IBIEducate customized training sessions. With years of experience and varied backgrounds, each will share best practices and original perspectives, giving attendees collaborative opportunities to address industry challenges and  discover opportunities. The speaker roster includes some of the industry’s leading thought leaders and influencers, including: Jorg Amsler, Jory Downer, Emily Ellyn, Ciril Hitz, Nicholas Lodge, Jacquy Pfeiffer, and Peter Yuen.

IBIE is also pleased to support education programs co-located at IBIE including RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners workshop, featuring industry leaders like Raul Porto Jr. of Porto’s Bakery Café and other Certified Master Bakers, who share tricks of the trade and Q & A sessions. Learning also continues outside of the classroom in the RBA Bakers Center, presented by Bundy Baking Solutions, which is on the trade show floor and features three stages with demos led by exhibitors and celebrity bakers, including “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro.

A special thank you to all IBIEducate partners: AIB International, American Bakers Association, American Society of Baking, Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), Bread Bakers Guild of America, Grain Foods Foundation, and Retail Bakers of America.

To see the full IBIEducate program and to register, visit bakingexpo.com.

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About IBIE:
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.

Registration Opens for the Much Anticipated International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)

Increased education offerings, new show features, new artisan pavilions and
a packed expo floor ensures IBIE 2019 will be like no other industry event

Washington, D.C.The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event, opened registration with the announcement of enhanced and added show features. Over the past decade, IBIE has enjoyed a 65 percent increase in attendance and is on track to be bigger and better than ever with a nearly sold out show floor. When the show opens September 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the enlarged expo floor plan will host more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest in automation/technology, ingredients and industry trends across the vertical supply chain for every role and every segment of the grain-based food industry.

New in 2019, IBIE will launch IBIEducate, a full day of education on September 7, one day prior to the exhibit hall opening. This enhancement comes in consideration of attendee feedback. Now attendees can dedicate a full day to targeted education, designed to deliver valuable ideas and strategies to improve bakery products, optimize production and support business growth. Along with the additional day of learning, the IBIEducate line-up offers more classroom sessions, more hands-on sessions, more technical sessions as well as business sessions focusing on management and marketing topics. Sessions can be purchased individually or attendees can get unlimited access through the all-new ‘All Access Pass.’

“The IBIE Committee has been working hard to ensure we’re delivering maximum value to IBIE attendees at every step of their show experience and along the industry supply chain—whether they’re walking the show floor looking for the latest advancements or attending a hands-on demonstration in one of our new artisan marketplaces,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “Unlike smaller events, IBIE is the complete solution for our industry, produced by our industry. We continue to push the boundaries to ensure we’re advancing the grain-based food industry as a whole through the diverse and cutting-edge offerings that can be found at IBIE.”

IBIE will unveil two artisan marketplaces presented by Bread Bakers Guild of America and Puratos. These new state-of-the-art show floor destinations will introduce show elements specifically produced to support the growth of the artisan and specialty market segment. Curated competitions, staged demonstrations from celebrity chefs and Certified Master Bakers, tastings, expert Q&A sessions, exhibitor demonstrations and much more will bring the marketplaces to life.

To keep up-to-date on developing show features and to take advantage of the new early bird registration discount—savings of more than 30%, visit www.bakingexpo.com.

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About IBIE:
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. 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.

A Rich History of Reinvestment

At its foundation, IBIE is committed to connecting and growing the global baking industry. And it all happens with your support, when you’re an attendee or exhibitor at the Baking Expo™. But the efforts to advance the industry extend far beyond those days we gather in Las Vegas. As the only non-profit event in the industry, IBIE’s executive committee is always working to serve the greater good. One way we do this is by reinvesting trade show profits through a variety of channels, resulting in widespread benefits. From our support of the Grain Foods Foundation’s consumer education efforts, to our financial aid for AIB’s workforce development initiatives, and our general commitment to improving food safety and sustainability, we’re giving the grain-based industry a heart. We’re helping people lead healthier lives. And we’re making a significant impact on the future of baking professionals. That’s something we can all take pride in.

Take a look at just a few of the ways IBIE has reinvested in the industry growth and success over the past decade.

Dave Watson
Secretary & Treasurer
IBIE 2019
Vice President, Engineering, Campbell Soup Company/Pepperidge FarmImpact Infographic

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International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) Opens Booth Space Selection for 2019 Event

Exhibit Hall on Track on Sell Out Again in 2019

Washington, D.C. —July 16, 2018— The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event—opened IBIE 2019 booth space selection to all companies in the grain-based food industry today. Following advanced space sales to sponsoring association members and 2016 exhibitors, the show floor is already 81 percent sold and remaining space is anticipated to sell quickly.

This comes after a record-setting IBIE 2016, where the exhibit hall was completely sold out and as a result, the event was recognized by Trade Show Executive magazine as one of the Fastest 50 Growing U.S. Trade Shows and one of the Gold 100 largest shows in the U.S. IBIE provides a forum for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their equipment, supply and ingredient solutions to 23,000+ baking professionals from around the world, debut their new technologies and innovation, and build meaningful business relationships across all segments of the grain-based food industry.

“With a 65 percent increase in attendance over the past decade, IBIE is undoubtedly experiencing an exciting growth trajectory,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “As plans come together for IBIE 2019, not only can attendees anticipate 1,000+ exhibitors in a sold-out show floor, but they can also look forward to a most valuable and unique experience that covers a diverse range of products and trends representative of the baking community—from artisan to wholesale, pizza to snacks and all specialties in between.”

IBIE will be held September 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a full day of IBIEducate on September 7. Interested manufacturers and suppliers are encouraged to visit www.bakingexpo.com/become-an-exhibitor and complete the Space Application and Contract to reserve their booth.


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About IBIE:
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. 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 IBIEducate on September 7.

Attendees include employees of: artisan and specialty bakeries, donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; and biscuit & cracker producers.

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; and business services.

New Specialized Experience and Expanded Offering for Artisan Bakers at IBIE 2019

Curated destination to offer customized education, demos, networking and access to key industry suppliers

Washington, D.C.The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event, is pleased to announce the launch of new and expanded show features tailored and focused on the artisan and specialty baking audience at the 2019 event. IBIE will unveil a new state-of-the-art pavilion introducing show elements specifically produced to support the growth of the artisan and specialty market segment when it stages September 8-11, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This category strategy has been expanding since 2010, when IBIE partnered with the Retail Bakers of America.

Curated competitions, staged demonstrations from celebrity chefs and Certified Master Bakers, tastings, expert Q&A sessions, exhibitor demonstrations and much more will bring the pavilion to life. This prime show floor destination has been designed to offer a truly immersive experience for artisan and specialty bakers, cake decorators and pastry chefs—with learning formats to serve all needs, including hands-on demonstrations and unique product and ingredient exhibits. The world-renowned IBIEducate program will showcase an expanded, full track of sessions highlighting every aspect of the artisan business including: business best practices, marketing techniques, and technical sessions and hands-on sessions that help bakers master their craft and grow their businesses.

“With technology and automation becoming increasingly prevalent in our industry, it’s important to recognize and continue to invest in the artisan movement,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “IBIE 2019 has focused its efforts to address the unique needs of this growing market segment. This new show floor experience will offer a comprehensive array of education and demonstrations to ensure the artisan community has the tools they need to flourish. Our goal is that artisan and specialty bakers leave IBIE 2019 feeling well-served, connected and inspired.”

IBIE brings all segments of the grain-based food industry together, attracting thousands of bakers from across the country and around the world to connect with like-minded professionals to share ideas, discuss challenges and discover new trends, products and services. IBIE has the support from leading organizations, including Retail Bakers of America, Bread Bakers Guild of America, French Pastry School, BAKE Magazine and many more.

For more information about IBIE, visit: www.bakingexpo.com.

 

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About IBIE:
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. 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.

Attendees include employees of: artisan and specialty bakeries, donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; biscuit & cracker producers.

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.

 

A Smarter Approach to Fresh-Baked Ideas

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.

Mike Terry

“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
www.bakerypros.com

John Lupo“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!”

 

John Lupo
President
Certified Master Baker
Grandma’s Bakery

Todd Hale

“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.

IBIE Opens Its Call for Speakers for the Event’s Education Lineup

Washington, DC— March 1, 2018 — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), North America’s largest baking industry event known as the Baking Expo™, opens its call for speakers for the 2019 show. These industry professionals will have the opportunity to present business best practices, provide hands-on demonstrations, and share emerging industry solutions, trends and technologies to the more than 23,000 grain-based foods professionals in attendance. IBIE 2019 is scheduled for September 8-11, with a full day of education on September 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

IBIE’s education program, now called IBIEducate, will offer more than 90 sessions of targeted educational opportunities for attendees in every role and every segment of the baking industry, presented by business and baking industry professionals. IBIE’s comprehensive program will be offered in specialized tracks addressing compelling trends and topics across a spectrum of industry needs.

“Because education is paramount to growing the industry, IBIE 2019 will launch a full day of education prior to the show to respond to requests made by attendees and stakeholders,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “The baking industry is filled with talented, creative people eager to share their know-how to help their colleagues achieve greater quality, efficiency, and profits. IBIE turns to this vibrant community to encourage them to share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences to help move the baking industry forward. We look forward to what this group of thought leaders will bring to the show to inspire us in 2019.”

Speaker candidates will be asked to leverage their unique insights and skills to present in classroom sessions in creative, compelling, and engaging ways. Session topics may include automation technology; cannabis edibles for bakery; food safety and sanitation; hands-on skills in artisan baking, pastry and decorating; marketing skills for retail businesses; new ingredients and production trends; retail trends; and workforce hiring, training and retention. IBIE is open to considering proposals on any fresh, relevant topics in the baking industry as well.

Industry professionals are encouraged to submit a proposal on the IBIE website at bakingexpo.com/call-for-proposals by April 20, 2018.

IBIE offers complete equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and allows attendees to get everything they need, all in one place. IBIE brings all segments of the grain-based food industry together to benefit from the newest baking technology.

For more information about IBIE, visit: www.bakingexpo.com.

 

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About IBIE:
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. 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.

Attendees include employees of: wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; biscuit & cracker producers.

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.

 

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