Not only does IBIE offer a wide array of specialty suppliers, unique resources, and dedicated education to cater to retail and artisan baking professionals, but also the Artisan Marketplace, crafted by Puratos. This interactive, innovative marketplace is a hub for unique experiences and exceptional learning opportunities for bakers looking to hone their skills, and walk away inspired for growth in every aspect of their business. Especially when it comes to finding innovative ways to meet consumers’ changing needs as well as how to develop a more sustainable industry through responsible sourcing and training the next generation of bakers.
The Artisan Marketplace will have many educational and inspirational elements, including a demonstration theater, unique baked goods with creative stories, and rare sourdough starters from around the world.
|Karl De Smedt|
The Sourdough Librarian
|Karl will share the inspiration and knowledge gained from gathering and studying sourdoughs from cultures all over the world.|
|Daniel will be discussing the opportunity to create a more sustainable and healthy industry by focusing on upcycled ingredients.|
|Peter Reinhart will be talking about the major shifts and trends he is seeing in the baking industry and the impact these trends will have on the future of baking.|
|Glenn Roberts will be talking about Landrace and polyculture farming of grains, legumes, and other crops and the importance of preserving these crops and the ancient techniques used in polyculture farming.|
|Sylvestre Awono will be discussing the importance of responsible sourcing in the cacao supply chain and how small changes can have huge impacts for the cacao farming communities around the world.|
Celebrating All Things Craft
This European-inspired setting will give artisan bakers a comprehensive destination to celebrate the history and art of specialty baked goods, whether bread, pastry, or chocolate. Plus, it houses a sidewalk café seating, creating a truly immersive atmosphere on the show floor.