Author Kate Ammerman

IBIE to Deliver New Education Event: IBIEducate 2021

Washington, D.C. (June 08, 2021) — The baking industry’s leading organizations are coming together to create a new kind of educational event. As a part of the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), the American Bakers Association (ABA), Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA) today announced the formation of a joint educational conference: IBIEducate 2021. The new gathering will be held October 26-28, 2021, in Kansas City, MO.

The COVID-19 pandemic and shifting consumer preferences accelerated change across the grain-based foods industry. IBIEducate meets the immediate need for an educational event to deliver top-quality education through one-of-a-kind immersive sessions for the industry’s retail bakers, wholesale production, R&D, engineering, management professionals, and suppliers.  While the event is new, the concept is not: the gathering is a part of the world-class education program at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), the triennial Baking Expo™.

Tangible education for every aspect of the baking industry.  Each session will teach real-world solutions for attendees to bring back to their facility and implement: a skill, a plan, a new way to stay ahead of baking industry advancements, and more. With the collaborative approach, there will be diversified sessions for everyone to gain a fresh perspective and gain leading-edge best practices and techniques.

Attendees can expect a variety of educational opportunities provided by the organizations they know and trust. Sessions will include the latest intelligence and best practices on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: retail, people, production, sanitary design, hands-on training, certification courses, IncuBAKER™, technology and ingredients, Insights Discovery®, and facility tours.

“Collaboration within the baking industry is more important than ever,” said Robb MacKie, President and CEO, ABA. “IBIEducate 2021 promises to bring industry production employees a wide swathe of actionable information and takeaways in a very concise, one-stop-shop educational conference.”

“IBIEducate will not only meet the educational needs of our members and the baking industry, but it will also provide another unique atmosphere for networking and business to take place,” said Kerwin Brown, President and CEO, BEMA.  “Impressive things happen when the associations partner for the greater good.” 

“We are stronger when we work together,” said Bernadette Shanahan-Haas, Executive Director of the RBA. “IBIEducate 2021 will be a joint effort from three of the leading associations in the industry.  Same trusted brand, new event for exceptional education.”

Registration for  IBIEducate 2021 opens soon. For updates please visit IBIEducate.com.


About IBIE:

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest event in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together all segments of the grain-based foods industry supply chain. Held in Las Vegas every three years, IBIE gathers the baking community to fuel the next generation of bakers, promote economic growth, educate and advance the future of baking together. Owned by the American Bakers Association (ABA), and the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and supported by the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), all proceeds from this non-profit event are invested back into the grain-based food industry.

IBIE Names BNP Media 2022 Gold Media Sponsor

Washington, D.C. — For the third show cycle, BNP Media will join forces with the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event, as the Gold Media Sponsor for the 2022 event scheduled for September 17-21 in Las Vegas, NV. Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, a BNP Media title, will also partner with the triennial event as the presenting sponsor of IBIE’s BEST in Baking Awards.

BNP Media is one of the leading publishers in the grain-based food industry. As the Gold Media Sponsor, they will provide print and online promotional opportunities and also support targeted marketing activities and onsite programming. BNP Media will also work closely with IBIE to promote show news and reports through their digital and print channels, as well as thought-provoking articles and coverage.

“IBIE’s strategic business partnerships with industry media helps us further the reach of our message and allows us to communicate the value of the event to a broader, more diverse audience,” said Dennis Gunnell, president of Formost Fuji/IBIE Chairman. “Working with BNP Media gives us access to key markets, covering the full spectrum of the grain-based food industry.”

IBIE selected BNP Media due to its commitment to and reputation for delivering timely, relevant news to leaders in volume baking and snack food manufacturing. BNP Media’s portfolio includes online magazines like Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, Candy Industry, and Cannabis Products.

Gunnell commented, “This partnership also helps us to publicize new products and trends to appeal to potential attendees, helping to expand the show and benefiting the entire industry.”

Additionally, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery will serve as the presenting sponsor for IBIE’s BEST in Baking Program, recognizing suppliers and bakers who advance sustainability, workforce development, sanitation, and product innovation.

IBIE 2022 offers something for baking industry members across the globe. The show showcases the latest technologies, equipment, and new product introductions, along with interactive experiences, networking events, and inspiring forums, making it one of the most anticipated industry events in the world. Visit www.bakingexpo.com for more information.


About IBIE:

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest event in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together all segments of the grain-based foods industry supply chain. Held in Las Vegas every three years, IBIE gathers the baking community to fuel the next generation of bakers, promote economic growth, educate and advance the future of baking together. Owned by the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), and supported by the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), all proceeds from this non-profit event are invested back into the grain-based food industry.

IBIE Names Avant Food Media 2022 Gold Media Sponsor

Washington, D.C. — Avant Food Media will join forces with the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event, as the Gold Media Sponsor for the 2022 show scheduled for September 17-21 in Las Vegas, NV.

A new B2B voice in the baking industry, Avant Food Media was launched by three of the industry’s most accomplished media veterans, putting their collective 62 years’ experience toward creating an all-new platform built to deliver engaging content with enhanced reader and advertiser value.

Avant’s flagship title, Commercial Baking, is already making a significant impact in the industry as a new model focused on the top interests of decision-makers and influencers with a hybrid of digital and print targeted issues and special editions. As the Gold Media Sponsor, Avant Food Media will provide a variety of promotional opportunities as well as support IBIE’s targeted marketing activities and onsite programming. The team will also work closely with IBIE to promote show news and reports through its digital and print channels and thought-provoking articles and coverage.

“Avant Food Media is already making a splash in the industry as a new media provider with a fresh take on the marketplace, and IBIE is excited to be part of their growth,” said Dennis Gunnell, president of Formost Fuji and IBIE chairman. “Their unique approach to industry coverage will help us expand our reach to a highly engaged audience.”

Avant Food Media’s strategic partnership with Food2multimedia (F2M) will give IBIE access to its portfolio of technical journals — baking+biscuit international, brot+backwaren and chleb+wipetschka — created for managing directors, production managers, product developers, master bakers, specialists and management staff in the baking sector throughout the world.

“This partnership with Avant Food Media also gives IBIE access to international markets through their strategic partnership with F2M, providing us the opportunity to expand awareness of the show and promotion of industry innovation around the world,” Gunnell said.

IBIE 2022 offers something for baking industry members of all types across the globe. The expo showcases the latest technologies, equipment and new product introductions, along with interactive experiences, networking events and inspiring forums, making it one of the most anticipated industry events in the world. Visit www.bakingexpo.com for more information.


About IBIE:

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest event in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together all segments of the grain-based foods industry supply chain. Held in Las Vegas every three years, IBIE gathers the baking community to fuel the next generation of bakers, promote economic growth, educate and advance the future of baking together. Owned by the American Bakers Association (ABA), and the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and supported by the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), all proceeds from this non-profit event are invested back into the grain-based food industry.

IBIE Offers Three New Education Sessions
as Part of Virtual Event, iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS

Washington, D.C. (February 09, 2021) — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), the largest trade event for the grain-based foods industry in the Western Hemisphere, will once again partner with iba, the trade fair for the bakery and confectionery industry based in Munich, DE. IBIE will provide three original education sessions on-demand as part of iba’s inaugural virtual event, iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS, which occurs March 15-17, 2021.  Registration is free and online exhibiting opportunities are currently available.

The virtual event was developed in response to the Baking industry’s immediate need for knowledge exchange, networking and commerce, resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“iba’s CONNECTING EXPERTS event offers exactly what our industry is craving right now— opportunities to connect, share insights and discover inspiring innovations,” said Dennis Gunnel, IBIE 2022 chairman. “IBIE is proud to be working with iba to bring our global community together and to provide an exciting new way for us all to grow and conduct business during these challenging times.”

IBIE’s sessions will focus on trends bakers need right now, sanitation, and automation – three critical topics for professionals navigating the rapidly evolving grain-based foods industry.

  • Baking Manufacturing Trends— Examining the U.S. Market:

To understand how the U.S. commercial baking industry can thrive in 2021 and beyond, it is imperative to examine how consumers, bakers, and suppliers have responded to the impacts of COVID-19. ABA President and CEO Robb MacKie and BEMA President and CEO Kerwin Brown will look at key trends in the U.S. market that affected the course of business in 2020 and what it means for the commercial baking industry in the year ahead.

  • Sanitation— Stop Cleaning:

This learning event will provide awareness-level education to food industry engineering, operations, and food safety professionals on partnering with their cross functional teams and external resources to minimize the impact of sanitation to your business.  The sanitation optimization process will lead to cost savings and increased capacity while driving down food safety risk.

  • Automation— Robotic Solutions for Efficiency and Labor:

Using Robotics in food production facilities is not a new concept. However, the justification has changed with the increased need to reduce labor on production lines, increase social distancing and decrease the number of product touches from production through packaging and shipping. Additionally, the global workforce shortage in manufacturing has led manufacturing operations to consider new solutions to these issues. Robotics is the modern solution. This session will look at the various applications for food manufacturing facilities.

In addition to in-depth talks and lectures, IBIE will also host a booth in the virtual exhibit hall at iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS. Aside from education the three-day event will also provide ample opportunities for international networking through an interactive video and chat system, as well as supplier presentations highlighting exhibitor solutions in cleanliness and hygiene, production technology and equipment, packaging technology, raw materials and ingredients and other associated categories.

iba Munich, iba’s next live event, is scheduled for Oct. 24-28, 2021 at Fairground Munich. IBIE will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 17-21, 2022.

For more information and to register for iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS, please visit connecting.iba.de.


About IBIE:

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest event in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together all segments of the grain-based foods industry supply chain. Held in Las Vegas every three years, IBIE gathers the baking community to fuel the next generation of bakers, promote economic growth, educate and advance the future of baking together. Owned by the American Bakers Association (ABA), and the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and supported by the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), all proceeds from this non-profit event are invested back into the grain-based food industry.

IBIE Provides Insight
into Trends, Sanitation and Automation
as Part of Virtual Event, iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS

IBIE has always been dedicated to providing our community with expert advice on the topics that matter most to the grain-based foods industry—which is why we’re excited to announce that we will host three original education sessions exclusively at iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS, a new virtual event from complementary trade show and longtime IBIE partner, iba.

The event was developed in order to facilitate international networking, knowledge exchange and commerce—all things that are critical to our industry’s continued success, but difficult to achieve in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“iba’s CONNECTING EXPERTS event offers exactly what our industry is craving right now— opportunities to connect, share insights and discover inspiring innovations,” said Dennis Gunnel, IBIE 2022 chairman. “IBIE is proud to be working with iba to bring our global community together and to provide an exciting new way for us all to grow and conduct business during these challenging times.”

Each of our sessions will deliver actionable insights into a key topic. Be sure to check them out!

  • Baking Manufacturing Trends Examining the U.S. Market:

To understand how the U.S. commercial baking industry can thrive in 2021 and beyond, it is imperative to examine how consumers, bakers, and suppliers have responded to the impacts of COVID-19. In this session, we will look at key trends in the U.S. market that affected the course of business in 2020 and what it means for the commercial baking industry in the year ahead.

Presented by:

KERWIN BROWN | President & CEO, BEMA | IBIE Organizing Committee

ROBB MACKIE | President & CEO, American Bakers Association | IBIE Organizing Committee

  • Sanitation Stop Cleaning:

This learning event will provide awareness-level education to food industry engineering, operations, and food safety professionals on partnering with their cross-functional teams and external resources to minimize the impact of sanitation to your business.  The sanitation optimization process will lead to cost savings and increased capacity while driving down food safety risk.

Presented by:

KARL THORSON | Global Food Safety & Sanitation Manager, General Mills

  • Automation Robotic Solutions for Efficiency and Labor:

Using Robotics in food production facilities is not a new concept. However, the justification has changed with the increased need to reduce labor on production lines, increase social distancing and decrease the number of product touches from production through packaging and shipping. Additionally, the global workforce shortage in manufacturing has led manufacturing operations to consider new solutions to these issues. Robotics is the modern solution. This session will look at the various applications for food manufacturing facilities.

Presented by:

CRAIG SOUSER | President & CEO, JLS Automation

JOHN KEANE | Product Group Leader AMF Bakery Systems

RICK HOSKINS | President & CEO, Colborne Foodbotics and Yeaman Machine Technologies

Moderated by:

KERWIN BROWN | President & CEO, BEMA | IBIE Organizing Committee

In addition to in-depth talks and lectures, IBIE will also host an exhibit in the virtual expo hall at iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS. Aside from education the three-day event will also provide ample opportunities for international networking through an interactive video and chat system, as well as supplier presentations highlighting exhibitor solutions in cleanliness and hygiene, production technology and equipment, packaging technology, raw materials and ingredients and other associated categories.

The icing on the cake? You can join for free! Visit connecting.iba.de/ for more information and to register, then mark your calendar for March 15-17, 2021. We hope to see you there (virtually)!

ABA Celebrates the Bread Community in Partnership with the Tiptree World Bread Award Heroes

In this IBIE blog post, Katie Juhl, Marketing and Communications Director at American Bakers Association (ABA), announces their support of the World Bread awards by recognizing heroes in our industry. The American Bakers Association is a  co-owner of IBIE along with BEMA and in partnership with the Retail Bakers of America.


The American Bakers Association will celebrate the bread community in partnership with the Tiptree World Bread Award Heroes. The 2020 awards will recognize the people behind the baked goods: the bakers, millers, farmers, and others in the industry going above and beyond to help their community.

World Bread Awards ABA Triptree

These awards shine a spotlight on the generosity of those in the baking community who have stepped up during these challenging times. Submit a story of a Bread Hero’s impact on their community, their reach, how they have innovated, their generosity of spirit, or their care for the wellbeing of others.

There will be regional Bread Hero USA winners and one Overall Winner of the title ‘Tiptree World Bread Awards Hero USA supported by the American Bakers Association 2020’. Nominations close October 8, 2020, and awards will be announced on November 19, 2020.

Check out the interview below with Tiptree World Bread Awards Director, Caroline Kenyon, and Robb MacKie, President and CEO of the American Bakers Association, about what the Bread Heroes 2020 campaign means to him.

Follow the World Bread Awards USA on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @breadawardsUSA.

A Look Ahead for Exhibitors – September 2020

IBIE Entrance

Resilience, Optimism, and Excitement

While the pandemic continues to cloud the complete vision of IBIE 2022, it’s not diminishing the anticipation building around the event. With close to 25 months before the show, our time frame allows for ample opportunity to address any necessary restrictions resulting from the 2020 pandemic. One thing we do know is that IBIE will adjust and reflect on what will become our next normal.

Making Predictions

While we are still in the planning stages, we will continue to work on new ways to add virtual content, demonstration space and improved meeting and common zones. Over the next 6-12 months, we will develop new ways to engage with our IBIE audiences and boost interaction throughout the event space, including maximized use of the new West Hall.

We’re looking at ways to include unique café features and interactive show floor activations designed to bring bakers/attendees and suppliers/exhibitors together. We are staying up-to-date on methods to provide attendees with the best show experience in the safest possible way. Our goal is to elevate the show with new features to add more value and attract buyers for our exhibitors.

Bundled Pricing

Expect bundled pricing, back by popular demand, and we’ve had frank discussions around ways to improve the move-in and move-out experience. The ability to move heavy equipment in and out of the hall(s) was the No. 1 issue raised by past exhibitors. We are pleased to report Freeman has stepped up as a partner to improve the move-in and move-out process, and will be better prepared for the unique needs of IBIE exhibitors. New freight elevators and direct loading docks will also make it easier to move and distribute the ~7 million pounds of technology, equipment, and supplies that will be on display.

Stay Tuned: Hall Placement

In the next six months, watch for information around booth selection. 2022 will be the first IBIE to experience the West Hall, in addition to the North Hall. The new West Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center offers higher ceilings, abundant natural light, interactive digital signage and video walls, a new food hall, and an underground people mover.

Exhibitors will have three rounds in which to choose their space with excellent options available in all three rounds. By moving from the Central Hall, IBIE exhibitors will have the advantage of a more open, usable area, allowing opportunities to carve out optimal space(s). Talking with previous exhibitors over the past couple of months, we are hearing reports that many are planning on spaces as big or bigger than the last IBIE.

  • Round 1: ABA, BEMA and RBA Members
  • Round 2: Past Exhibitors
  • Round 3: Open to all Suppliers

Space selection is based on a priority points system. Information about this process will be provided when space sales launch. We’ll provide more information on timing in the coming months.

Working Together 

Coming into the third quarter of 2020, we continue to be amazed and humbled by the incredible resiliency and problem solving exhibited throughout the industry. These experiences inspire the IBIE committee and fuel our anticipation of bringing 20,000+ baking professionals from more than 100 countries together yet again.

IBIE is the perfect opportunity to reconnect and see some of the amazing problem solving and new introductions that have been in the works over the last three years. There’s no better way to build your business than through direct, face-to-face interaction and no better place than IBIE 2022 to attack the business of baking as a united front.

– Dennis Gunnell
IBIE 2022 Chair

Dennis Gunnell IBIE 2022 Chairman

Entering the New Era

In this IBIE blog post, Chris Luke, Group Publisher at BNP Media reflects on the state of the baking industry and introduces the SF&WB 2020 report of the same nature. SF&WB is a gold media sponsor of IBIE and co-presents the triennial BEST in Baking Industry Awards at the Baking Expo™.


As we enter summer, we stand at the threshold of a new era of American life. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our society’s long-established rhythms. Our freedom has been compromised for the sake of the greater good. The continual presence of invisible viruses raises anxiety. Race relations are at a boiling point, with protests and rioting recently coursing through our cities. The political divide is clearer than ever. We have been home-bound more than probably any other time in modern history. Unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression. Far too many bakery businesses have closed their doors—some for good. Our economy has seen a startlingly precipitous decline. People are on edge, and the future is uncertain.

SF&WB 2020 State of the Baking Industry BakeryIn order to begin the rebuilding process toward a brighter day, we need a clear vision, strong leadership, comprehensive business analysis, and astute strategic planning.

Tracking consumer spending is an ongoing necessity for product development planning. That’s an ongoing part of our editorial coverage every month, and it’s at the core of our annual State of the Industry issues, with data provided by our trusted partners, IRI (retail), and Datassential (foodservice). The SF&WB 2020 “State of the Industry: Bakery” coverage is now available online.

In the wake of COVID-19, we saw strong sales for many bakery categories. We expect some of that strength to continue as more people eat at home, but remember that a new level of austerity is upon us. Price sensitivity is a pressing reality for an increasing percentage of the U.S. population. That will make private label, and budget-tier branded products a necessity.

COVID-19 is also forcing the industry to take a comprehensive view of their food, personnel, and facility safety plans. Every aspect of the business must face hard scrutiny. This will likely catalyze innovations in cleaning, sanitation, and facility and equipment design and maintenance. Remote and augmented reality solutions for maintenance and training will gain renewed relevancy and appeal. Automation—for the sake of safety and our industry’s ongoing workforce challenges—will face strong consideration.

We’ve also seen how strong of a role e-commerce will play in the unfolding future of our industry. Online shopping is the new norm, and many bakery businesses will need to ramp-up their online shopping capabilities in order to stay competitive.

The key takeaway here is the undisputed need for innovation across the board to step into the sizeable gap created by COVID-19. We need to innovate our way into our new era, and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, with vital resources always available at www.snackandbakery.com, will be there right along with you every step of the way.

 

Taking Responsibility

In this IBIE blog post, Robb MacKie, President & CEO of the American Bakers Association offers reflections on diversity and inclusivity in the baking industry. The American Bakers Association (ABA), is a  co-owner of IBIE, along with BEMA and in partnership with the Retail Bakers of America.


As bakers, we applaud the richness of diversity and the differences that make our country a beacon to the world. America has always been more than a geographic location. Since its founding and despite its flaws, America is a promise. A promise of opportunity for success, of equality for all. The promise established many of today’s baking companies as leaders in the hearts of their then-immigrant communities. The promise led many of our industry’s companies and employees to achieve great accomplishments. However, for many of our country’s citizens, the promise has gone unfulfilled.

The baking industry’s diverse workforce includes people of all races, nationalities, and religions. Our successes directly reflect the hard work and passion of hundreds of thousands of skilled, dedicated employees supplying ingredients and equipment, and baking the products which feed our country and the world.

While our workforce is extremely diverse, our senior management ranks are an area that requires attention and work. We must foster an environment where we, as an industry, can have constructive and purposeful conversations around the very raw and vexing issue of racial equality.  The first step toward action and ultimately results is an honest dialogue with an open mind and an open heart. In order to heal the symptoms, it is critical to understand and address the underlying causes.

It is our responsibility, as a leading food manufacturing industry, to do better. The dedication of our workforce matches the dedication of our sector’s leaders to ensure the equal treatment of everyone in our industry and our country. We are committed to helping the baking industry have a constructive, action-oriented dialogue. We are committed to improving our industry’s diversity from the plant floor to the board room. Most importantly, we are committed to upholding America’s promise for all of its citizens.

 


This guest blog post has been provided by the American Bakers Association, a voluntary trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the wholesale baking industry before the United States Congress, state legislatures, and international regulatory authorities. Formed in 1897, ABA tackles key issues on behalf of grain-based foods and initiates key reforms to make positive impacts on the industry; ABA is committed to promoting public policy that is in the best interest of the baking industry.

IBIE FINDS A SWEET SPOT ON TWO 2019 TOP TRADE SHOW LISTS

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2020) —The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and North America’s largest baking industry event, has even more to celebrate this year than its centennial birthday. The show recently received accolades from two trade show industry publications, solidifying its elite stature among the nation’s leading professional events.

Trade Show Executive has inducted IBIE into the TSE Gold 100 class of 2019. This prestigious designation is reserved for only the biggest and best exhibitions of the previous year. Detailed rankings and award presentations will be bestowed at the annual TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit, set to take place Oct. 7-9, 2020 in Santa Barbara, CA.

Additionally, the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) revealed their 2019 Top Trade Shows List which recognized IBIE as one of the largest tradeshows in the United States as ranked by net square footage. Among the list of 250 events acknowledged, IBIE stacked up in the 36th position, a noticeable six place increase from the prior show year.

This rise in the ranks comes as little surprise to event organizers after hosting a record-breaking year in terms of the exhibit hall. With nearly 1,000 exhibitors—237 new to IBIE, the show spanned 430,850 net square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center from Sept 8-11, 2019. This 10% increase in space utilization lent itself to nearly 7 million pounds of technology, equipment and supplies on display. Over 21,000 baking industry professionals from all segments of the grain-based food industry gathered together under one roof to celebrate the latest innovations and product advancements, connect with colleagues, witness world-class demonstrations and more.

“These venerable accolades come at a time when nearly every facet of the baking industry has undergone significant change in the last few months. We’d like to give a special thanks and acknowledgment to the essential workers in bakeries, supply and distribution channels for keeping products on shelves and the manufacturers who’ve been determined to innovate and fulfill these increased demands,” said Dennis Gunnell, IBIE 2022 Chair. Jorge Zárate, IBIE 2022 Vice-Chair added, “While we are truly honored by these achievements, the thing we couldn’t be prouder of at this moment, is seeing our community band together and rise to this occasion.”

The Baking Expo™ planning committee is pouring the same fervor of energy and innovation into preparing for IBIE 2022 to ensure it exceeds every expectation. As a non-profit event, IBIE also works to bring the grain-based food industry to greater heights, with proceeds invested back into the industry in the form of legislative advocacy, industry education and awards programs that advance the knowledge of those currently employed in or entering the baking business. To learn more 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 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 square feet of exhibit space. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 18-21, 2022, with a full day of education on September 17.

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