IBIE 2025 - The Baking Expo™️

IBIE 2025 – The Baking Expo™️

Master Your Craft WITH IBIEducate Sessions

In the last show cycle alone, we’ve seen challenges that usually span decades. We have had to pivot, adapt and overcome a global pandemic, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, inflation and commodity shortages. During this time, our customers have also changed. They are more digitally savvy and discerning with their time. Which means quality and experience are critical.

When the planning committee set out to develop our 2022 education, we knew that we had to step up our game. There are so many new challenges – and opportunities – to address in today’s climate. Our underlying mission at IBIE is to support the industry and foster advancement and that’s exactly what you’ll see reflected in our programming. The programming features more than 100 education sessions that address the biggest issues across the professional baking spectrum—it’s the largest offering of its kind in the world.

This year’s conference also features a full day of education sessions on Saturday, September 17 – so you and your team can pack in time to learn before the exhibit hall opens. Here are just a few of the reasons:

Bolster Your Business

You’re looking for solutions that create results for your business – whether that means getting your product on board with Amazon, building and retaining your workforce, staying on top of the latest advancements in automation or enhancing your marketing skills.

Related sessions include:

  • Amazon Fresh, Breaking Barriers for Local Brands
  • GrowWise — Use Career Development to Attract, Grow and Retain the Best Employees in Today’s Tight Labor Market
  • Robots in the Workforce
  • Quick and Easy KPI’s that Drive Improved Maintenance
  • Media Mastery — Leveraging Free Press to Increase Brand Recognition, Bolster Credibility and Generate Sales
  • Beyond Social Media: Building an Online Business with Email and Text Message Marketing
  • Converting from Custom Design Cake Work to Streamline Online Only Sales

Navigate Challenges and Leverage Trends 

Staying competitive means knowing how to navigate current challenges in the industry, including everything from supply chain disruptions and how to forecast future challenges to managing contract relationships with suppliers. With consumer lifestyle habits shifting and awareness of dietary restrictions growing, how will that impact menu offerings? And what other trends should you be aware of as you navigate the baking landscape?

Related sessions include:

  • Supply Chain Challenges — A Panel Discussion
  • The New Rules for Leveraging Contract Manufacturing Relationships
  • Lessons Learned While Addressing Sesame Seed at Commercial Bakeries
  • New Lifestyle Choices, New Ways of Baking
  • Fresh Out of the Oven Dawn’s Latest Trends and Insights Impacting the Bakery Landscape
  • Inside the Plant Forward Trend: Pathways for Snacking and Bakery…What Do Consumers Really Want?
  • Cannabis and Baked Goods in the Commercial Sphere

Improve Your Craft

With sessions dedicated to the latest techniques and cutting-edge trends, bakers are sure to find an education session to help learn new skills, hone their craft and inspire their creativity. A comprehensive lineup includes an array of hands-on cake and pastry decorating classes.

Related sessions include:

  • Gravity Defying Kawaii Toaster Cake
  • There’s Money in the Air! Airbrush Techniques Class
  • All About String Work from Basic to Lambeth
  • Quickly Decorated Cookies for Maximum Profit
  • Creates a Detailed French Bulldog 3D Cake Without Any Carving, Cake Wastage or Internal Supports
  • Airbrushing a Mermaid Tail
  • Sculpting the Human Eyes, Mouth and Nose

Attend Live Demos

Bakers of all levels can also expand their learning outside the education sessions as they enjoy demos and QuickBITES in the RBA Bakers Center. Witness the latest techniques, hear expert tips and discover cutting-edge trends to inspire your creativity and turn your passion into profit from our lineup of celebrity chefs and big-name baking pros.

Featured experts include:

  • Buddy Valastro, Celebrity Chef, Master Baker, Owner | Carlo’s Bakery
  • Paulina Abascal, TV Presenter, Pastry Chef, Owner | The Wish Cakes
  • Coinneach MacLeod, Influencer, Author, Baker | Hebridean Baker
  • Molly Robbins, TV Presenter, Baker, Owner | Molly’s Creature Creator Ltd
  • Jenna Hutchinson & Ashley Koswan, Co-owners | Jenna Rae Cakes
  • Pierre Tossut, CEO | Puratos

Take Your Education to the Next Level

If you plan to take more than a few sessions, I highly recommend a super pass. For $175, you gain access to any and all $30 sessions Saturday through Tuesday. Discover the information and training you need to succeed. Add a super pass to your registration order now.

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