Washington, D.C.—October 19, 2021 — Today, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event—opened 2022 booth space selection to all companies in the grain-based food industry. Following advanced space sales only available to sponsoring association member companies and 2019 exhibitors, the show floor is 80 percent sold and the remaining space is anticipated to fill quickly.
This comes after a record-setting 2019 event, where the exhibit hall sold out completely, despite a 10% increase in show floor space. Nearly 1,000 exhibitors (including 237 new to IBIE) and 7 million pounds of technology, equipment and supplies were displayed across 430,850 net square feet. As a result, the event earned awards from Trade Show Executive magazine as one of the United States Gold 100 and weighed in at #26 on the Trade Show News Network’s Top 100 list.
The triennial event provides a forum for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their solutions to thousands of baking professionals from around the world, debut their innovations and form meaningful connections across all segments of the grain-based foods industry. The 2022 event will be the first time this global audience has come together since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our industry has faced many new challenges since the last Baking Expo™, including supply chain issues and ingredient shortages related to the coronavirus crisis. We’re hearing from attendees, suppliers and manufacturers who are ready to reconnect, to share how they’ve navigated common issues and to get back to doing businesses in person. There is a real need for collaboration and problem solving that can only be accomplished face to face. We’re excited to provide an opportunity for our community to engage in that discovery and relationship building after such a transformative time,” said Dennis Gunnell, IBIE Chair. “IBIE 2022 will be the first large-scale baking event held in person since 2019—and it will be an invaluable, unique experience that covers the current products and trends of our industry, as well as a chance to reunite and celebrate our successes.”
Manufacturers and suppliers interested in being part of IBIE 2022 can take advantage of all-inclusive pricing, which consists of complimentary lead retrieval, unlimited material handling and new options to ship booth materials either to the advance warehouse or to the show site directly. The bundled pricing package was brought back due to its popularity with 2019 exhibitors and allows for convenient, surprise-free budgeting.
IBIE will be held Sept. 18-21, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more about exhibiting, contact [email protected]. Interested parties can then access the online exhibit application and contract, submit a deposit and select booth choices. Exhibit space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the most important and comprehensive baking event in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together the entire 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. The expo offers the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcases the newest baking technology, with over 1 million square feet of display space. Additionally, IBIEducate, the most extensive baking event education program in the world, boasts more than 100 learning opportunities for bakers. Owned by the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), with support from the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), all proceeds from this non-profit event are invested back into the industry. IBIE 2022 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 18-21, 2022, with a full day of education on Sept. 17.
Attendees include employees of: artisan and specialty bakeries, donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; and biscuit & cracker producers.
Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of: baking/food equipment and systems; ingredients, flavorings, spices & fillings; ingredient handling systems; packaging materials & systems; technology; sanitation equipment; transportation & distribution equipment; refrigeration equipment; and business services.