IBIE Frequently Asked Questions


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.

The triennial show is expected to draw approximately 1,000 exhibitors and 23,000 baking professionals. The International Baking Industry Exposition is the largest baking trade show held in North America that showcases the industry’s latest technologies, equipment, and new product introductions.

IBIE is produced by the International Baking Industry Exposition LLC and supported by the American Bakers Association (ABA), BEMA, and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA). IBIE was founded in 1920 by ABA and BEMA to provide a forum to connect bakers with suppliers to further the good of the industry. Proceeds from the show are invested back into the industry.

What does IBIE stand for?

IBIE stands for International Baking Industry Exposition. It is also commonly referred to as “Expo” or Baking Expo™.

What are the IBIE 2022 dates?

September 18-21, 2022 (Sunday – Wednesday).
NOTE: IBIEducate and other intensive partner education programs begin on Saturday, September 17.

Where is IBIE 2022 being held?

Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

What measures has IBIE 2022 taken to safely hold the Baking Expo™ in light of the 2019 pandemic?

While we are focused on bringing the industry together to get business done, our top priority is the health and safety for everyone who plans to participate in the upcoming Baking Expo™. We’ve been monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it continues to evolve and are working closely with our Las Vegas partners to follow guidelines for minimizing risk and ensuring the baking community is able to meet safely during IBIE 2022. We are dedicated to providing transparency and communication on this issue, please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for ongoing announcements.

  • The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA. They are the first facility in Nevada to achieve this accreditation, which ensures that employees are trained with best work practices, protocols, procedures and systems for biorisk prevention and containment.
  • The LVCVA also developed a comprehensive plan for a new system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. The plan was developed in collaboration with health officials and key stakeholders after extensive, thoughtful research on health and safety protocols and industry best practices.
  • IBIE Show Organizers have certified ISSA – GBAC Trained Technicians on-staff who have been trained on the principles behind infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as the novel coronavirus, as well as best practices for response and remediation.
  • IBIE Show Management is certified by the Event Leadership Institute’s Pandemic On-Site Protocol Training course on the topics of risk mitigation, internal and external team operations, venue operations and guest logistics, including situational awareness, handling and de-escalation tactics – to ensure a safe environment for on-site staff and guests.

What are the dates of the educational components of IBIE 2022?

September 17-21, 2022, starting at 8:30 AM each day.

What are the trade show hours?

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday, September 18-20, 2022;
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Where should I go to register or pick up my badge onsite?

Onsite registration area and/or badge pick up for both exhibitors & attendees is located at:
West Hall of the LVCC, room W203-212, 2nd floor.

What are the onsite registration hours?

Friday, September 16 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 17 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 18 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, September 19 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, September 20 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, September 21 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

How many people are expected to attend IBIE?
Approximately 22,000 baking professionals attended in 2019.

Who attends IBIE?

Participants represent the entire industry including small, medium and large wholesale bakery plants; retail bakeries and outlets; in-house supermarkets; catering companies; restaurants/hotels; artisan bakeries, coffee shops, pizza restaurants/chains, etc.

Can anyone attend the show? Do you have to be in the baking industry?

You do not have to be in the baking industry to attend IBIE 2022, however, IBIE is designed for trade professionals in the grain-based foods industry–it is not a consumer show. We highly encourage food manufacturers and suppliers in the industry to attend. All guests (except children less than 13 years of age) are welcome to attend the show, although guests and spouses are not complimentary.

All attendees are subject to the registration fee. If you are not in the industry, please select the “Allied/Other” category when you register.

Where are the Associations, Organizations & Publications booth located?

All sponsors, associations and industry publication booths are located on the expo floor in either North or West Hall. The owners of the show, ABA & BEMA, are located in the South Lobby of the West Hall. The RBA booth is located in the North Hall.

Where is the Show Management Office?

The IBIE 2022 Show Management office is located in the West Hall.

I am coming from overseas, how do I get a letter of invitation to obtain a visa?

If you are an international registrant, you will receive a link to request an invitation letter for a visa as well as delivery options for receiving the letter in your registration confirmation email. You can also email [email protected] or call 800-310-7554 or 240-439-2554 for international residents to request a visa letter. Visa letters are contingent upon registering for IBIE 2022. You cannot receive a visa letter unless you have registered.

Are there any amenities for International guests?

Yes, for the convenience of our international guests, an International Trade Center will be provided. Complimentary refreshments and meeting areas are available to all attendees who have an international badge designation unless accompanied by sponsoring company personnel. The lounge is open during IBIE show hours.

What is the dress/attire?

The dress code varies from business attire to business casual to casual based on the business you plan to conduct at the show. Shirt and shoes are required of course; comfortable, covered shoes are recommended – IBIE is a big show with a lot of floor space to cover! We suggest dressing comfortably, but the dress code is strictly a personal preference.

Can I take pictures at the tradeshow?

Use of professional camera equipment is strictly prohibited on the show floor. Exceptions are authorized members of the media. Camera passes for media members are available in the Media Information Center in Room N115 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To make arrangements in advance, contact [email protected].

What if I forget or lose my badge during the IBIE show?

Once a badge has been printed, it will not be automatically re-printed on request at no cost. REPLACEMENT BADGES WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE FULL REGISTRATION FEE. Please go to the registration area to request a new badge. You will be asked to show identification.

Are children and strollers permitted in the exhibit halls?

We regret that absolutely no children under 13 years of age (12 and younger, including infants in strollers or carried in a body carrier) are permitted on the show floor. You must be 13+ years of age to be on the show floor. This rule will be strictly enforced by IBIE Management for safety and insurance purposes. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Proof of a child’s age may be required for show management to grant admission of the child to the IBIE show floor, including a birth certificate or official identification issued by a recognized governmental agency or school. Show management has the final decision on whether a child has permission to enter the IBIE show floor. No exceptions will be made to grant IBIE show floor access to any children under the full and complete age of 13 as of the date of requested entry to the IBIE show floor.

Are there childcare services that I can hire onsite?

There are no childcare services onsite. We strongly discourage bringing children under the age of 13 to the convention center – having someone watch them in the lobby is not recommended.

How can I get a show directory?

Show directories are available onsite for all attendees. They can be found in bins in various locations in the convention center. The list of exhibitors can be viewed here. Product locator finders and booth number lists will be available onsite at the show too.

I need to have access to the internet, is free Wi-Fi offered?

Free Wi-Fi service is available in public areas of the convention center compliments of IBIE.

Does IBIE have social media pages?

Yes, be amongst the first to get breaking show news, updates, insider tips & more by visiting the IBIE social sites on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin and/or Instagram. These pages are also accessible via the IBIE mobile app. The official IBIE hashtag is #IBIE2022.

Does IBIE have a mobile app?

Yes, look for the Official IBIE Mobile App in the Apple or Android App Store. The official IBIE Mobile App lets you search for exhibitors, view IBIEducate sessions, connect with peers, map routes through the convention center, search local nightlife, attractions and much more.

Is cannabis allowed at the Convention Center?

Cannabis, including marijuana and CBD oils, may not be possessed, used, or consumed at IBIE 2022. IBIE and its officers, directors, employees, and agents hereby disclaim liability for any possession, use, or consumption of cannabis by any IBIE exhibitor or participant. Any exhibitor or participant who violates the prohibition on the possession, use, or consumption of cannabis at IBIE will be solely responsible for any consequences, claims, demands, or damages under applicable federal or state law and by participating in IBIE agrees to release, hold harmless, and indemnify IBIE for any consequences, claims, demands, or damages that may arise from the exhibitor or participant’s possession, use, or consumption of cannabis at IBIE.

Will there be an Information Center?

IBIE will staff an Information Counter located in the Grand Concourse and in Registration (North Hall 3 – N3) There will NOT be an official Message Center or Internet Café.

Are there lost & found areas?

Please inquire at the IBIE Show Management Office in room N249 regarding lost items. Similarly, turn in any lost articles you may find to Security, an IBIE member or the IBIE Show Management Office.


How do I register?

Registration will open September 18, 2021 – one year from IBIE 2022. Sign up for IBIE email notifications to receive announcements on registration dates and rates.

How can I register multiple people?

The IBIE registration website allows multiple registrations at one time. At the end of the registration process, before checking out, there will be an opportunity to add another person. The additional people in your group will receive the same credentials as the initial registrant. Spouses and guests can be added at the same time as each registrant. Please note that spouses and guests WILL NOT have credentials assigned to their registration record.

Anyone registering who is active in the business or has different business credentials should register independently with either the “baker” or “allied/supplier/other” registration type.

Is there a phone number if I have questions about registration?

Call the IBIE Customer Service Desk at 800-310-7554 or 240-439-2554 for international residents, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time or email [email protected].
There is a “Live Chat” feature on the registration site if you need assistance.

Customer service assistance is available in multiple languages: Arabic, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Online registration is available in multiple languages by using the “Translator this Page” feature in your internet browser.

What is the cost to attend?

Full pricing information for the exhibit hall and education passes will be available soon.

What are “members of partnering associations” and why is the fee less than the non-member registration?

If you are a member of an IBIE partnering association (ABA, BEMA, RBA, ASB, AIB, APC, BBGA, IBA, WFC and GFF), you may qualify for a membership discount. As a benefit of being a member of one of these associations, registrants receive a discounted registration fee (available for pre-registration only, you must register on or prior to September 16). There are no association discounts for on-site registration.

I think I may be a member of one of these associations, how do I register to get the discount?

If you are a member of one of the partnering associations and are on their regular mailing list, you should receive a membership DISCOUNT CODE in the promotional emails from IBIE. You can also call your association of which you are a member to verify membership and have them send you a discount code. You MUST be a member and can prove credentials to receive the discount code. There are no association discounts for on-site registration.

Will I receive my badges before the show?

Badges will not be mailed. Bring your registration confirmation with the barcode to an Express Badge Pick-Up station in the registration area where a badge will be generated. International attendees can have their badge printed out at an International Registration Desk.

If you do not receive your registration confirmation email, please call IBIE customer service at 800-310-7554 or 240-439-2554 for international residents. If you need to pick up your badge and do not have a confirmation form, you may be asked to show proper identification.

Are members of the press complimentary?

Yes, press passes are complimentary with approved and valid press credentials. Members of the press can register online here. To be pre-approved for a press badge, you will have to upload your press credentials during registration. To receive a complimentary press badge onsite, credentials must be presented in the Media Information Center in Room N115. For more information in advance, contact our PR department at [email protected].

How can I view, update or change my registration information?

You can update your registration information any time before your badge is printed by accessing your registration dashboard. To access your dashboard, return to the registration homepage here and log-in with your email and password, then edit your registration. You can also add IBIEducate class passes here too.

If I have registered for IBIE but unexpectedly cannot attend, can I send someone in my place?

Yes, if your badge has not yet been printed and mailed. Call Customer Service at 800-310-7554 or 240-439-2554 for international residents and tell them to make the name replacement or make the name change to your registration at any time by editing your record online using your IBIE registration dashboard, see instructions above. If your badge has already been mailed, you must turn in the badge at an onsite registration counter to receive a new one.

The new registrant will have the same access to everything connected to that record; however, if the new registrant does not want to take advantage of any items included in the registration outside of the badge for the tradeshow, they can request a refund in writing by emailing [email protected] or by asking to see the registration manager onsite.

What is the IBIE cancellation/refund policy?

A refund will be made ONLY if registration is canceled on or before Thursday, August 15, 2022. Refund requests must be in writing to the attention of IBIE via fax at 888-722-1888 or 301-694-5124 (International Residents), via email to [email protected] or mailed to 5202 Presidents Court, Suite G100, Frederick, MD 21703. After the cut-off date, refunds will be made at the discretion of IBIE Show Management.


What IBIEducate programs are available and how much do they cost?

Information about IBIE education programming will be available soon.

What is the attendance policy for IBIEducate hands-on workshops?

Attendees who arrive more than 10 minutes late to a registered IBIEducate Hands-On classes will not be permitted to participate or receive a refund. Attendees who miss registered IBIEducate Hands-On classes will not be eligible for a refund. Please see a IBIE representative in the registration area with any questions.

What are the rules of redemption for IBIEducate sessions and class packs?

Single Pass PolicySingle passes permit the attendee into one session. Once a single pass is submitted for a session, attendees are not permitted access to an alternative session, even if during the same day/time slot of the original class. Attendees must purchase an additional pass to gain access to another session, even if during the same day/time slot. 6-Pack Pass Policy6-pack passes permit the attendee into six sessions. Once a pass is submitted for a session, attendees are not permitted access to an alternative session even if during the same day/time slot of the original class. They must use an additional pass to gain access to another session. Once 6 passes have been used, attendees must purchase additional passes to gain access to additional sessions. All-Access Pass PolicyAll-Access Pass holders may access/be scanned to an unlimited amount of sessions regardless of day or time slot.

What is the RPIA Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB) Seminar?
The Business of Baking for Beginners, better known as “BOB,” is designed for bakery operators of all kinds: new to the Industry or looking to join, and the “Old Pros” who are looking for a tune-up in best practices. The RPIA BOB is a full day of exposure with experts in the field.  Not only will they share secrets and tricks of the trade, but you’ll also have the opportunity to ask Certified Master Bakers your questions. Four experienced members of RPIA’s “brain trust” and more than 170 years of experience in baking await you.

When and where is the RPIA Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB) Seminar held?

The RPIA Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB) Seminar will take place September 17, 2022, 8:15 am – 5:00 pm at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Badges and conference materials will be available for BOB registrants at the check-in desk outside of Room N263 located on the 2nd floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center one hour before the seminar begins.

How do I register for the RPIA Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB) Seminar?

Register the same way you would for IBIE. When you begin your registration, select the RPIA Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB) Seminar. Everyone registered for the RPIA Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB) Seminar will also receive a badge to enter the IBIE 2022 tradeshow floor.

How much does the RPIA Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB) Seminar cost?

The fee for the RPIA program is $450, which includes all seminar materials as well as an IBIE badge for all four days of the trade show.

What is the Tortilla Industry Association 2022 Technical Conference?

As the fastest growing sector of the baking business, the tortilla industry provides dynamic results for its members and exciting opportunities that attract newcomers. As its umbrella organization, the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) offers 3 key events a year – its Annual Convention & Expo, its TIA Europe Conference, and the TIA Technical Conference. Held in partnership with IBIE this year and every 3 years, the TIA Technical Conference will focus on enhancing operational skills, knowledge of safety regulations, quality control, preventive maintenance, plant efficiency, and other important best practices. The TIA Technical Conference will offer timely information as well as networking opportunities with key players in this market that allow participants to capitalize on the fastest growing segment of the baking industry.

When and where is the TIA 2022 Technical Conference held?

The TIA 2022 Technical Conference is taking place September 7-8, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

How do I register for the TIA 2022 Technical Conference?

Registration will be available in December 2018 and you can register the same way you would for IBIE. When you begin your registration, select the TIA 2022 Technical Conference. Everyone registered for the TIA 2022 Technical Conference will also receive a badge to enter the IBIE 2022 tradeshow floor. Badges and conference materials will be available for TIA Conference registrants at the check-in desk outside of Room N250 located on the 2nd floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center one hour before the conference begins.

How much does the TIA 2022 Technical Conference cost?

The cost of registration is $295 and this includes a registration badge for all four days of the IBIE trade show as well.


How does a corporate meeting work at IBIE?

Corporate meetings are easy at IBIE! Holding your company’s annual meeting in conjunction with IBIE allows you to reduce travel expenses and travel time, get free or discounted meeting space and give your staff the opportunity to participate in IBIE. You will work closely with IBIE staff to ensure you receive the best meeting space and sleeping rooms to fit your meeting needs.

Can I schedule a smaller meeting (1 – 10 people for example)?

Yes! IBIE staff can work with you on any size meeting that you may want to hold, pending space availability.  Meeting space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

What hours can meetings occur?

Corporate or small meetings can occur outside of the IBIE show hours of 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, September 18-21, 2022.

What do I do to have a meeting at IBIE?

Visit the Corporate Meeting Program page here to arrange space at the Convention Center or at select Las Vegas Hotels. Please contact Samantha Moore at 202-789-0300, Ext. 118, or [email protected] with any questions regarding the program.


How do I book a hotel room?

Special hotel rates and travel discounts are available exclusively for IBIE 2022 participants through onPeak, IBIE’s official housing partner. You can also save money and book with ease through onPeak’s simple-to-use reservation website launching this spring.  If you have any questions regarding hotel accommodations for the IBIE 2022 event, feel free to contact onPeak here or call them at 855-992-3353.  A map and hotel list with rates and distances from the convention center are all available here.

PLEASE NOTE: onPeak is the only official housing company associated with the IBIE 2022. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. If you do choose to book with a vendor not endorsed by the IBIE 2022, we encourage you to verify their credentials before doing business with them, and then independently confirm that your reservations have in fact been made and will be honored by directly contacting your chosen hotel, airline and/or rental car company.

Will there be transportation provided to the convention center from my hotel?

Shuttle buses are available during peak hours to and from IBIE hotels that are not considered “within walking distance,” such as the Westgate. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes and begin at the first hotel for each bus route at 7:30 AM each morning of the show. Shuttle buses will run-up to an hour after the show ends each day.

Alternatively, the Las Vegas Monorail Company provides a transportation service that runs along the Las Vegas resort corridor and connects ten major resort properties and the Las Vegas Convention Center. There are special IBIE rates for tickets booked. Visit to book your tickets.

Saturday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Monday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM (midnight)
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Are there car rental places offering discounts during the IBIE Show dates?

Avis Rent-A-Center is offering IBIE 2022 participants special discounted rates. Call Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600 and ask for the IBIE Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD), number D006356.

Will parking be available?

Yes, parking will be available at the Convention Center’s SILVER and BRONZE lots for $10 per car. Anyone leaving the Las Vegas Convention Center and planning to return the same day can use their receipt for reentry. Vehicles taking up more than one standard parking space will be charged accordingly upon entry when paid parking is in effect. Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Are there designated rideshare areas?

There will be an Uber/Lyft drop located in the SILVER and BLUE lots.


Does the Convention Center have ATMs?

Yes, ATMs are located throughout all lobbies of the Convention Center, including the North Hall and Grand Concourse.

I’m coming straight from the airport, are coat/luggage checks available?

Coat and luggage check services are available at the FedEx Business Center in the Grand Concourse. Limited services as cost per bag and hours of operation may vary.

Is there a First Aid station?

The First Aid station, staffed by a licensed EMT, is located on the Grand Concourse, near the Security office. In the event of any situation requiring prompt emergency handling – fire, police, ambulance – within the Las Vegas Convention Center, proceed at once to the first aid center or call (702)892-7400 or 7400 from any house phone for in-house Security. Building Security will handle all contact with the official agencies.

Are there available business centers?

The Las Vegas Convention Center has a partnership with FedEx for the onsite business center. The center is open daily from 8:00AM-5:00PM and located in the Grand Concourse. The following are available exclusively to guests: faxing, packaging, shipping and receiving, email and internet browsing, office supplies, photocopying, signs/posters/banners, business cards and copy machine rentals. They also serve as the pick-up and drop-off point for electronic scooter rental. For assistance, please visit a business center onsite, call (702)733-2898 or email [email protected] There is a 24-hour service line as well, (800)463-3339.

Is there a shipping office in the Convention Center?

There is a FedEx Office onsite located in the Grand Lobby (Central Hall) and the South Hall Lobby of the Convention Center. Please call 702-943-6780 for more information and a list of services.

Does the Convention Center have food services?

Convention cafes and restaurants are conveniently located throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, including flagship restaurants, Lucky’s, Honey Salk, Prima Stampa and Starbucks in the Grand Concourse, as well as concession stands offering myriad options. The restaurants and concession stands are open during exhibit hours. Menus, locations, pricing and hours of operation for each food service location can be found in the IBIE Mobile app.

Can I bring a service animal to the Convention Center?

Service dogs and miniature ponies are welcome on the show floor and the LVCC. Please direct any questions to [email protected] or visit the Show Management Office onsite in N249.

Does the Convention Center offer assistance for visitors with varying abilities?

We want you to enjoy IBIE 2022. If you have any particular needs, there is an opportunity on the registration form to provide any special needs information, or you can call Kelly Kotche at 202-789-0300 or email at [email protected]

Helpful information for attendees with accessibility concerns or varying physical abilities:

    • Wheelchair or Scooter Rental
      Requests for wheelchair and scooter rentals can be made through Scootaround Mobility Solutions; phone 888-441-7575 for reservations. Scooter rental requests can be made online here. You can book your mobility rental up to one year in advance and have it delivered to your hotel (pick up at Bell Desk) or you can make arrangements to pick it up at the FedEx Office located in the Grand Lobby (Central Hall) and the South Hall Lobby.
    • Automatic Doors
      Automatic doors have been installed at both facilities at the most frequently used entrances for our disabled visitors.
    • TDDs
      TDDs (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) are located throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center. The IBIE 2022 show is located in the C (Central) and N (North) Halls, not in the S (South) Hall. There is one TTD at the bank of courtesy phones across from Dispatch (near Hall C3), one at the bank outside Room N243 (top of Grand Lobby escalators), and one in the Hall S1 lobby.

If you have any additional questions, comments or suggestions for a better IBIE or about IBIE 2022, please email us at [email protected] . We appreciate your feedback, as we want to make IBIE the best it can be.

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