IBIE 2025 - The Baking Expo™️

IBIE 2025 – The Baking Expo™️

IBIEducate Call For Speakers

IBIEducate will deliver a cutting-edge program at IBIE 2025, and we want you to be a part of it! IBIEducate provides world-class education for wholesale and retail baking professionals as part of IBIE, the largest, most comprehensive baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere. We’re seeking experts like you to present information in creative, compelling ways that engage our audience.

All presenters will receive complimentary registration for IBIE 2025 which includes access to the Expo and education sessions. Select presenters may also be eligible for hotel and travel expense reimbursements, and/or compensation.  

If you’re interested in presenting a classroom session, hands-on workshop, 20-minute presentation, or demonstration, please read on for topic areas, submission instructions and the timeline.


  • Automation & Digital Manufacturing 
  • Trends in Food Science 
  • Workforce Attraction Strategies 
  • Modern Marketing Essentials 
  • Sustainability Best Practices  
  • Artisanal Baking Trends
  • Retail Business Management 
  • Baking Techniques for Retailers 
  • Cookie & Cake Decorating Trends
  • Products in Demand

Dates & Times

Educational sessions are presented all day on Saturday, September 13, 2025, as 1-hour classroom sessions or half-day workshops and hands-on sessions. 

On Sunday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 17, educational sessions will be presented in the morning in the same formats. In addition, demonstrations and QuickBITES will be presented during exhibit hours at the Wholesale Bakers Center, Artisan Village and the Retail Bakers Center. Learn more about the education opportunities on the show floor below.

Session Content

Sessions should be presented in an engaging and interactive manner as much as possible.

All sessions are strictly educational and not intended to be sales presentations. Sessions will be reviewed and monitored for content and any sessions deemed to be a sales presentation will be eliminated or modified.


Submit your session proposal and professional qualifications through our online speaker portal. The proposal deadline is Friday, August 30, 2024. 

Prepare Your Proposal 

To get started you’ll need to supply your basic contact information, three professional references and biography.
Pro Tip: Be sure to inform the Education Task Force about your speaking experience as a speaker or demonstrator. Examples include past speaker reviews, YouTube videos of a presentation, testimonials, etc. 

For the session proposal, you’ll need to select the most appropriate session format, provide a concise and intriguing title, and session description.  
Pro-Tip: Add a few learning outcomes to the end of your session description too. 

Proposal Review – What to Expect 

Proposals will be reviewed and scheduled by the IBIE Education Task Force from August 31 to December 1, 2024. Notification of acceptance will be issued in December 2024. 

We anticipate multiple proposals for each of the topics listed above and may ask presenters to participate in a panel with other experts in the field. 

After IBIEducate Sessions are chosen, you will be assigned to an IBIE staff liaison who will work with you on session details. The Education Task Force is responsible for the content of each session and, as the program develops, edits to proposals, suggestions for additions, or other changes may be made to better balance each session. 


Aside from classroom sessions and workshops, IBIE offers many education opportunities on stage in the expo hall. Learn more about these locations and their typical offerings below.

Wholesale Bakers Center

Explore in-depth discussions led by expert speakers covering vital topics such as sustainability, workforce development, operational efficiencies and more. Stay at the forefront of the wholesale baking sector, gaining insights into the latest trends and strategies that will elevate your business. With carefully selected speakers, this dedicated space offers a customized learning experience designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities of wholesale bakers.

The Artisan Village, is a vibrant hub designed to cater to both wholesale and retail bakers seeking to elevate their craft. It hosts an array of interactive presentations and demonstrations tailored to inspire and equip attendees with the skills needed to produce artisanal-style baked goods at any scale. Talks here will appeal to commercial bakers aiming to infuse artisanal flair into large-scale production or artisan bakers focused on handcrafted offerings. These curated sessions celebrate specialty baked goods’ rich history and artistry by exploring the intricacies of breadmaking, pastry, confections and more.

RETAIL Bakers Center

Step into the Retail Bakers Center, where industry leaders converge to share insights and expertise. Discover a diverse lineup of talks and demonstrations led by celebrity chefs and industry experts. From showcasing the latest techniques to revealing insider tips, our schedule is packed with valuable content designed to inspire and educate. Covering a spectrum of essential topics from baking and decorating techniques to business strategies tailored specifically for retail bakeries, attendees can expect discussions on cake and cookie decoration, pastry craftsmanship, and the integration of cutting-edge ingredients.


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