Author Anastasiya Magwood

Meet the IBIE Committee:
Dave Watson

Dave Watson serves on the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) 2022 committee and is a subject matter expert and project manager with The Austin Co. He has been in the baking industry for 39 years, and IBIE 2022 will be his seventh Baking Expo as a committee member.   What are you looking forward to most about IBIE 2022? More than ever, I am looking forward to getting together and engaging in-person with the global baking community. I am excited about the new West Hall, the expanded education programs, and the opportunity to see the latest in new bakery equipment.… Read more →

Meet the IBIE Committee:
Michael Cornelis

  Michael Cornelis is vice president of international sales and development for American Pan, a Bundy Baking Solution, and has worked in the industry since 1985. He’s attended the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE) since 1989 and served as chairman in 2016.   During your time on the IBIE committee, what areas have you been most passionate about? The two things that have been near and dear to my heart from both my administration as chairman and now has been increasing international attendance and increasing educational offerings. Why? What’s the point of all that? The point is we study the… Read more →

Meet the IBIE Committee:
Allen Wright

Allen Wright serves on the IBIE 2022 committee and is vice president of sales and marketing at Hansaloy. He has been in the baking industry for 27 years. What are you looking forward to most about IBIE 2022?  Having the industry together in one location and engaging in person will be exciting as this has not happened globally on this scale since IBIE 2019. I think all participants, both attendees and exhibitors, will have a renewed appreciation for being face-to-face and connecting in that environment as opposed to virtual meetings.   How will this show be different from 2019?  The… Read more →

ABA leaders celebrate in-person meeting

LA QUINTA, CALIF. — While celebrating the first in-person annual meeting of the American Bakers Association in three years, the importance of the upcoming 2022 IBIE also was given a central importance at this year’s gathering. “I don’t recall a more important Expo in my entire career,” said Bradley K. Alexander, the outgoing chair of the ABA and chief operating officer of Flowers Foods, Inc., Thomasville, Ga. “When I became ABA chair two years ago, it certainly wasn’t the experience I had envisioned,” he said of his term, kicking off the 2022 meeting in-person March 27 at the La Quinta… Read more →

Meet the IBIE Committee:
Jorge Zarate

Jorge Zarate is the global senior vice president of operations and engineering at Grupo Bimbo, Mexico City, and vice chairman of the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE) 2022. He has been working in the baking industry for nearly 35 years, entirely with Grupo Bimbo. His first IBIE was in 2001, and he has served on the planning committee the past three show cycles. What are you looking forward to most about IBIE 2022? I’m eager to see and be reunited with my colleagues, my friends, especially from the United States. Not just the bakers, but also equipment manufacturers and suppliers.… Read more →

Meet the IBIE Committee:
Dennis Gunnell

Dennis Gunnell is the president of Formost Fuji and the chairman of the International Baking Industry Expo (IBIE) 2022. He has worked in the baking industry for 36 years, and IBIE 2022 will be his 12th Baking Expo. What are you looking forward to most about IBIE 2022? At IBIE 2022 I’m most excited about reuniting and reconnecting with everyone in the industry in person. It’s been too long. A close second is seeing all of the new and exciting innovations. And since IBIE is a triennial show, I always look forward to seeing the revolutionary products/equipment debuting at the… Read more →

IBIE Names Sosland Publishing as
2022 Platinum Media Sponsor
and Official Media Provider

Washington, D.C.— The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), the Western Hemisphere’s largest event for the global grain-based foods industry, is proud to announce Sosland Publishing Company as the Platinum Media Sponsor for its triennial event, scheduled for September 17-21, 2022, in Las Vegas. With this highest level of sponsorship, Sosland Publishing Company’s partnership will drive awareness and participation through multimedia promotions, targeted marketing opportunities and onsite programming. “Our media partnerships are critical to the success of our events—events that help our industry evolve and grow,” said Dennis Gunnell, IBIE Chairman and President of Formost Fuji. “Sosland Publishing Company has a… Read more →

Official Media Provider:

Sosland Publishing

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