IBIE brings together more than 23,000 baking professionals from 100+ countries, creating the ideal environment for sharing ideas, building profitable partnerships and expanding your network. Take advantage of fun social events designed to take the “work” out of “networking” and help you form new business relationships with colleagues from every facet of the industry.
Who will you meet at IBIE 2019?
At IBIE, you’ll join fellow attendees and connect with representatives from top companies around the world.
All-American Tailgate Party
Sunday, September 8 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Back of Central Hall 2, 4600 Aisle
Kick off IBIE 2019 at the All-American Tailgate Party! Held right on the show floor, this networking reception is a full-contact, action-packed, high-stakes affair. Oh, and there’ll be football, too…
SCORE BIG: For just $50 you get unlimited tailgate fare, drinks, live music, interactive games—and best of all, a casual environment to network with key colleagues and suppliers from around the world.
Meet & Greet with Duff Goldman
Monday, September 9 | AB Mauri Booth #6653
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Autograph Signing
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Photo Availability
Duff Goldman is a chef and artist known for his dazzling, creative approach to food and his awesome stories describing the simple science of baking. Duff starred on the hit Food Network show Ace of Cakes, set in his bakery, Charm City Cakes. He now has cake studios in Baltimore and Los Angeles.
Duff and his team of talented bakers and decorators from Charm City Cakes have put down their cakes to bring to life some new art-inspired creations for the show, so you will not want to miss out on all the action.
Q&A with Raul Porto
Sunday, September 8 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Room N246/N250
Join The RPIA Group for a Q&A session with Raul Porto, President and Owner of Porto’s Bakery. Attendance is free for all IBIE badgeholders.
Listen as Raul shares how his family business with humble beginnings has grown into a successful organization with five independent retail operations and a wholesale manufacturing plant. Porto’s has become an iconic destination for tourists and locals alike, serving over seven million customers per year and employing over 1,600 employees.
NextGenBaker Global Leadership Forum
Tuesday, September 10 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: N250 | Price: $40 – $75
Baking companies across the globe are facing a multi-generational challenge in the marketplace and workforce. How are companies leading their employees to address the varied demands of their consumers and re-calibrating talent development programs to meet the diverse styles of their executives?
Join distinguished baking industry leaders for a panel discussion as they share their unique perspectives on these challenges and leadership lessons they have learned.
Hakkasan Group Events
Hakkasan Group is offering IBIE participants free entry into their clubs on each night of the event. Simply show your badge for entry and enjoy an evening of music and dancing!