The tortilla market has taken off, spurred by the desire for healthy options, rise in at-home cooking brought about by the pandemic, and steadily increasing interest in global flavors. Now consumers are finding new ways to enjoy this pantry staple at all times of day—and they’re looking for products that deliver maximum value, flexibility, and flavor.
IBIE, in partnership with the Tortilla Industry Association, offers a world of information and innovation to help you deliver what your customers are looking for now, stand out from your competitors, and capitalize on the fastest-growing sector of the baking industry. Join your community in Las Vegas, where the connections, products, and insights necessary to increase your profits in this $15 billion a year market are ALL BAKED IN.
TIA Technical Conference
The Tortilla Industry Association’s cutting-edge Technical Conference is once again co-located with IBIE in 2022. Topics addressed include operation skills, safety regulations, quality control, plant efficiency and best practices to capitalize on opportunities in this ever-growing market.
Here’s a taste of some top sessions from the 2019 program:
- Tortilla Chip Production Best Practices
- Clean Label Strategies for Tortillas
- Preventive Maintenance Best Practices
- Options for Leavening While Reducing Sodium Levels
- Maximizing Operational & Production Efficiencies
- Enzymes & Fibers for Specific Improvements
- Troubleshooting Tortilla Production
For more information about the Tortilla Industry Association, visit www.tortilla-info.com.
The way that tortillas are processed and distributed is changing, fast—which is why it’s more important than ever to compare options, establish relationships, and get first access to the latest advancements from the top companies in the market. Here’s a small sample of the suppliers you will see at IBIE:
BALCHEM Ingredient Solutions
Bunge Loders Croklaan
Food Plant Engineering
The Ingredient House
INtroductions that Make a Difference
As an important destination for tortilla producers from around the world, IBIE is the perfect place to reconnect with colleagues and establish valuable new partnerships. Here’s a small sample of the attending companies you will see at IBIE:
Kraft Foods Inc.
La Tortilla Factory
Sonora Foods Ltd.
IBIE offers a variety of events, demonstrations, and special features, including the Tortilla Industry Tech Conference, and other education sessions.
Saturday, September 17
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Opening Session: Program Overview & Market Update||Jim Kabbani|
|9:00 am – 9:50 am||Supply Chain Risk Management||Ted Nelson, StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division||10:00 am – 10:50 am||Plastics, Carbon Reduction and Sustainability||Karen Reed, Kwik Lok||11:00 am – 11:50 am||Equipment Safety & Inspection||Raul Valdez, Casa Herrera|
|12:00 pm – 1:00 pm||Working Lunch: “Ask The Experts” Panel||PANEL|
|1:00 pm – 1:50pm||Labor Saving Through Automation Strategies||John Weddleton, ULMA, Harpak|
|2:00 pm – 2:50pm||Tortilla Chip Production & Frying Best Practices||Dave Waters, FSO LLC|
|3:00 pm – 3:50pm||Latest Developments in Enzymes & Fibers||Katie Harris BSM & Sophia Leung, Enzyme Innovation|
|4:00 pm – 4:50pm||Troubleshooting Tortillas||Steve Bright, La Chiquita|
|5:00 pm – 7:00pm||Cocktails & Tabletop Reception|
Sunday, September 18
|8:30 am – 9:15 am||Latest Scientific Research on Tortillas||Dr. Hikmet Boyacioglu, KPM Analytics|
|9:15 am – 10:00 am||Clean Label Formulation Challenges & Shelf Life||Art Posch, Kemin|
|10:00 am – 10:45 am||What You Need To Know About Alternative Flowers||Nick Ahrens, Kay State Milling|
|10:45 am – 11:30 am||Negotiating Successful Comanufacturing Relationships||Joe Riley, SnackCraft|