IBIE Press Release

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 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 longstanding reputation as a go-to resource for the industry news and trends. I’m confident that, through our continued partnership, we will expand the reach and scope of IBIE 2022 marketing campaigns to an even broader, more diverse audience, delivering the most engaging show yet.”

IBIE also selected Sosland Publishing as the Official Media Provider for the 2022 event. As such, they will manage all sales and advertising for the IBIE Official Show Directory, website, Show Dailies, mobile app and Innovation Showcase.

The company’s media portfolio includes Baking & Snack, bake, Supermarket Perimeter, Milling & Baking News, Panadería, and bakingbusiness.com, as well as insider industry reports that serve international and domestic markets across the grain-based food industry. Sosland Publishing Company and IBIE have a long history of working together, going back more than fifty years.

For more information about advertising opportunities, contact Mike Gude at [email protected] or call 816-756-1000. For more information about IBIE 2022, please visit www.BakingExpo.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. 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. 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.

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 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.

IBIE Delivered its Biggest, Broadest Event in 100 years

With the largest offering to date, IBIE delivered a superior attendee experience and provided insights and thought-provoking perspective

Washington, D.C. — The 2019 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) — the most comprehensive event in the Western Hemisphere for the grain-based food industry—recently wrapped up its largest show to date at the Las Vegas Convention Center after welcoming baking industry professionals from around the world on September 7-11, 2019. With nearly 1,000 exhibitors—237 new to IBIE—and the largest show floor in its 100-year history, IBIE continues to break records reflecting the growth and health of the industry. More than 20,000 baking industry professionals walked the exhibit hall—with baker participation increasing nearly 10 percent over the previous expo in 2016. IBIE’s new all-in-one exhibitor booth pricing also encouraged exhibitors to bring more equipment and machinery than before—totaling nearly 600,000 pounds of additional freight—a huge benefit for bakers to experience multitudes of product and equipment on the show floor.

Much of the growth has come from international markets with attendees hailing from more than 100 countries and making up nearly 30 percent of the total attendance, with the largest participation from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Japan and Mexico.

“IBIE continues to provide the platform for the entire baking community to gather and celebrate the vibrancy of this industry, innovative trends and digital automation technologies, advances in baking processes and the thousands of bakers and support services who have a passion and commitment to the success of this industry,” said Joe Turano, IBIE chairman. “IBIE is focused on meeting the professional and business needs of every attendee. We take pride in crafting content that is cutting edge, interactive, engaging and thought-provoking. With a sold-out show floor, we experienced innovations and exciting technology that will lead this industry into the future. I know that we are leaving feeling reenergized and recharged with fresh insights and new relationships to cultivate.”

A host of new interactive and returning features created an even more engaging experience for attendees and exhibitors; highlights included:

  • The Innovation Showcasein partnership with Sosland Publishing — since its debut at IBIE 2013, the Innovation showcase continues to grow in importance. This year’s Showcase enjoyed an 8 percent increase in entries over the 2016 event and was prominently featured in the Grand Concourse for attendees to shop and see evolving trends before entering the Exhibit Halls.
  • Fresh Take Talks, presented by Grain Foods Foundation, a series of brief presentations from industry, health and trend experts, returned to IBIE with informative presentations featuring influential thought leaders sharing perspectives on consumer, nutrition and industry trends. The programming was headlined by the founders of Georgetown Cupcakes, speaking on building a passion brand in the baking industry.
  • The two new Artisan Marketplaces crafted by Puratos & Bread Bakers Guide of America (BBGA) respectively, housed a virtual reality tour, samples from the world’s only Sourdough Library, and featured demos from Certified Master Bakers including Lionel Vatinet, Peter Reinhart, Lauren Hass, Stanley Ginsberg, Leslie Mackie, Matt McDonald and many more.
  • iba.Virtual Bakery Tours, in partnership with iba, provided attendees a first-hand look at how world-class artisan and industrial bakeries operate from Cincinnati, San Francisco, Reykjavik, Vienna, Versailles, Athens and more. Virtual reality offered the opportunity to observe how these leaders utilize the ingredients, equipment, technologies and solutions found on the IBIE show floor.
  • IBIEducate presented the largest education offering to date, with more than 100 sessions designed to deliver a fresh, forward-thinking perspective on business, operations and creativity for every role and every segment within the industry. Seminars focused on the most relevant issues facing the industry today.
  • IBIE provided a newly implemented day of learning—Saturday, September 7. Tailored sessions gave attendees curated, business-focused tools they need to enhance and grow their businesses. Courses included talent management classes with a concentration on acquiring, developing, and retaining employees and cultivating great leaders. The day also offered hands-on workshops designed for artisan bakers taught by Julien Otto from the French Pastry School and hands-on cake decorating skills sessions taught by Bronwen Weber, who has appeared on the Food Network.
  • Retail Bakers of America (RBA) Bakers Center – brought to you by Bundy Baking Solutions, hosted baking competitions and live demonstrations from some of the biggest names in the industry, including your Food Network stars Buddy Valastro and Bronwen Weber whose demos were standing room only. This new state of the art center also hosted the 18th annual Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Grand Champion Creative Decorating Competition.
  • The education also included RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners seminar and the Tortilla Industry Association’s two-day Technical Conference, which addressed operation skills, safety regulations, quality control, plant efficiency and best practices for the baking industry’s fastest growing market segment.
  • Popular returning features included: The All-American Tailgate Party, The Great American Pie Festival and PMQ Pizza Information Center.
  • IBIE introduced a new Student Immersion Program, sponsoring the attendance of 16 emerging professionals,  – 16 emerging professionals were selected for IBIE’s new Student Immersion Program. As participants, they not only gained behind the scenes access and educational and networking opportunities, they were also matched with an industry mentor, participated in meetings with exhibitors and received a stipend for travel and accommodations.

IBIE, together with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery magazine, honored 42 industry suppliers and bakeries that have made notable achievements in sustainability, sanitation, workforce development and innovation. In the fourth edition of the BEST in Baking industry awards program, the following companies took top honors in each of the respective categories and received an honorary plaque, onsite recognition and more.

Sustainability

Ingredients

    • Cargill

Equipment

    • Heuft/Thermo-Oel GmbH & Co. KG

Packaging

    • Handi-Foil

Logistics

    • Flexibake
    • Thymly Products

Sanitation – New for 2019

    • ChemxWorks
    • Flexco (Novitool Aero Splice Press)
    • Goodway Technologies
    • KLEANZ (Nexcor Food Safety Technologies)

Workforce Development – New for 2019

    • More Than a Bakery
    • Main Street Gourmet

Product Innovation – New for 2019

High-Volume Bakery:

    • Alpha Baking Co.
    • CraftMark Bakery

Intermediate Volume Bakery:

    • Just Desserts

Retail Bakery:

    • Victoria’s Sugar Shack

The Retail Bakers of America’s 18th Annual Pillsbury Baker’s Plus Grand Champion Creative Decorating Competition recognized the following winners:

Overall Winners – Sponsored by Pillsbury

1st Place – Andres Enciso & Banny Ayarza, Awesome Edible Art
2nd Place – Robbyn Yuen & Ashley Spitzer, Creative Cakes Bakery
3rd Place – Robyn Hanisch & Wanda Munoz-Jovet, Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop

Fondant Category – Sponsored by Satin Ice

1st Place – Andres Enciso & Banny Ayarza, Awesome Edible Art
2nd Place – Elizabeth Balderaz & Angela Negron, Faux Cakes and Rentals
3rd Place – Jen Barney & Jessica Miller, Meringue Bakery

Sculpted Category – Sponsored by American Cake Decorating Magazine

1st Place – Robbyn Yuen & Ashley Spitzer, Creative Cakes Bakery
2nd Place – Andres Enciso & Banny Ayarza, Awesome Edible Art
3rd Place – Justine Martin & Josee Frappier, Guilty Pleasures Bakeshop + Bar

Buttercream Category – Sponsored by Qualisoy

1st Place – Robbyn Yuen & Ashley Spitzer, Creative Cakes Bakery
2nd Place – Robyn Hanisch & Wanda Munoz-Jovet, Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop
3rd Place – Jen Barney & Jessica Miller, Meringue Bakery

Wedding Category – Sponsored by CakeDeco

1st Place – Andres Enciso & Banny Ayarza, Awesome Edible Art
2nd Place – Robbyn Yuen & Ashley Spitzer, Creative Cakes Bakery
3rd Place – Robyn Hanisch & Wanda Munoz-Jovet, Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop

IBIE will return to Las Vegas September 17-21, 2022.. Visit www.bakingexpo.com to sign up for updates.

A gallery of photos from IBIE 2019 is available for download here.

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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 are 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 gross square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17-21, 2022, with a full day of education on September 17.

IBIE and iba Announce Partnership to Support Global Industry Growth

Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2019) —The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and North America’s largest baking industry event, announced an exclusive global marketing partnership with iba, the world’s leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks. With IBIE and iba occurring on different triennial cycles, the two events are considered to be complementary trade events.

IBIE, held in Nevada, USA and produced by the American Bakers Association, Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds, and Retail Bakers of America, and iba, organized in Munich, Germany by GHM on behalf of the German Bakers’ Confederation are recognized as the the two largest and most comprehensive Baking Expo’s and Education Programs in the world. Together they will collaborate to support the growth and advancement of the global baking industry.

This partnership will enable iba and IBIE to extend their respective leadership positions to promote industry advancement and support growth opportunities for the worldwide baking and grain-based food industry. Each entity will combine resources to increase brand awareness, enhance market penetration across emerging markets of mutual interest, and work to enhance educational experiences and offerings at both events.

“Partnering with iba is an important step in the growth of IBIE. We’ve been supportive allies for many years and have similar missions and coverage as well as broader goals to help advance the global grain-based food industry.” commented IBIE Chairman Joe Turano, president, Turano Baking Company. “This partnership will increase the visibility of our respective shows worldwide, giving exhibitors access to an increased number of international attendees and therefore more opportunities to expand into new markets.”

“This collaboration will allow both IBIE and iba to extend our global reach as we leverage participation in foreign events to increase brand exposure through onsite booth presence, sponsorships, press events and speaking opportunities. By combining resources, both organizations will achieve the same brand objectives in a more cost effective and efficient way,” said Dieter Dohr, CEO and President of GHM, iba.Both IBIE and iba will be in attendance at upcoming international shows in support of this new initiative. Visit IBIE and iba for upcoming show dates and more information about these industry leading organizations.

 

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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 18-21, 2022, with a full day of education on September 17.

 

About iba:

iba, the world’s leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks, takes place every three years at Fairground Munich. The trade fair brings together all the products and technologies that are relevant to bakers and confectioners of all sizes, decision-makers from the bakery and confectionery industries and food retailers. The range of topics includes from raw materials, baking ingredients and frozen bakery products through production and packaging technology, process optimization and information technology to complete interior design of bakeries, pastry shops or cafés. More than 77,000 trade visitors from around 170 countries came to iba 2018. In total, over 1,300 companies exhibited. The next iba will take place from October 24-28, 2021 in Munich.

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.

IBIE Brings World-Class Experiences to 2019 Baking Industry Event

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.

 

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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.

IBIE 2019 – New Artisan Marketplaces Cater to Emerging Industry Trend

Curated show floor destinations will feature education, demonstrations,
and a personalized bread making experience.

Washington, D.C. —The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event, provides the largest selection of vendors, resources and education to cater to the specific needs of baking industry professionals and now offers two new state-of-the-art Artisan Marketplaces, Crafted by Puratos and the Bread Bakers Guild of America (BBGA). These interactive, innovative marketplaces will provide personalized and unique experiences for artisan bakers looking to hone their skills, make connections, and grow their businesses as well as wholesale bakers looking to capitalize on this growing trend.

The IBIE Artisan Marketplace Crafted by Puratos will give artisan bakers a comprehensive destination to celebrate the history and art of specialty baked goods. Within the Marketplace, Puratos will feature The Sourdough Experience, which includes hands-on demonstrations and workshops, as well as a virtual tour of, and actual samples from, their Sourdough Library in Belgium, the only library of its kind in the world. Puratos will also feature their MyBreaD program, offering attendees the opportunity to select their own ingredients for creating a personalized loaf of artisan bread that can be picked up in the Marketplace just hours later. Additionally, a presentation theater in the space will feature intimate, face-to-face discussions with featured bakers, digital presentations and videos for learning, networking and informal meetings. The European-influenced setting and sidewalk café seating will create a truly immersive atmosphere on the show floor.

Rendering of the IBIE Artisan Marketplace Crafted by Puratos

In the IBIE Artisan Marketplace Crafted by Bread Bakers Guild of America, attendees will find a uniquely designed environment inspired by the California Wine Country. The Marketplace will focus on engaging bakers through live demonstrations with a full lineup of expert-led content running every hour from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily throughout the duration of the expo. The speaker roster features renowned bakers, including:

  • Stanley Ginsberg – Author: “The Rye Baker” and “Inside the Jewish Bakery”
  • Craig Ponsford – Artisan Baking Center; Ponsford’s Place; Baking Team USA 1996
  • Leslie Mackie – Macrina Bakery; Author: “Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery“ and “More From Macrina Bakery”
  • Ciril Hitz – Johnson & Wales University; Baking Team USA 2002: Author: “Baking Artisan Breads” and “Baking Artisan Breads and Pastries
  • Lauren Haas – Johnson & Wales University
  • Martin Philip – King Arthur Flour; Author: “Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey In 75 Recipes”

“IBIE is committed to showcasing industry trends such as the artisan baking movement by developing show features that provide attendees an innovative, hands-on experience,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “We’re particularly excited for these new Artisan Marketplaces because the learning opportunities will enhance attendees’ experience and leave bakers inspired and poised for success.”

The Artisan Marketplaces are just one of the elements at IBIE 2019 designed to support the growth of the artisan and specialty market segment. Attendees will also find a dedicated track of sessions in the IBIEducate program, ranging from AIB International’s presentation on scaling up artisan bakery products, to hands-on workshops taught by Julien Otto from the French Pastry School during the dedicated day of education on Saturday, September 7. Additionally, the exhibit hall offers a wide range of opportunities for bakers to discover new equipment and ingredient solutions, establish relationships with key vendors, and meet with suppliers that cater to the artisan baking market.

IBIE gathers everyone in the global grain-based food industry by presenting a broad range of solutions and experiences, allowing for each specific market to connect with the key innovations, people, and ideas that present the biggest opportunities for success. Visit www.bakingexpo.com for more information and to register to join the international baking community in Las Vegas, September 8-11, 2019.

 

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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.

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