IBIE Makes the Baking Industry Go Round.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 5, 2015) — Registration is now open for the 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), the largest and most comprehensive event in the Western Hemisphere for the grain-based food industry. Sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions in over 700,000 square feet of exhibit space.
The 2016 Baking Expo™, held October 8-11, 2016, is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever with 77% of the show floor sold out a year ahead of the triennial event. This means more suppliers and more options for the 20,000+ domestic and international bakery professionals who spend millions of dollars on the show floor. “The emphasis placed on increasing international attendance over the past show cycles continues to grow with newer and stronger strategic partnerships,” said Michael Cornelis, IBIE Chairman. “In 2013, 26% of our total attendance consisted of international attendees. IBIE is incredibly proud of this feat and is on track to deliver an even greater forum for bakers and suppliers to connect and conduct business.”
IBIE’s presence at MOBAC in Japan, iba in Germany and Gulfoods Manufacturing in Dubai is indicative of its commitment to increasing international attendance. As a selected participant in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, IBIE is poised to leverage great benefits to attendees from organized delegations. While at iba, IBIE Committee representatives met with 11 international delegations to discuss opportunities for partnerships to further build the international program. These delegates represented countries such as South Africa, Brazil, China, Italy and Germany.
The development and focus on bridging U.S. and international markets is only one of the many aspects that show organizers of the Baking Expo™ are eager to unveil. IBIE will also announce its educational program, onsite features, competitions and more in the coming months.
About IBIE: Sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), IBIE is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s premier trade event. A “working show,” where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in over 700,000 square feet. Since its inception, IBIE continually strives to advance the baking industry through comprehensive access to innovative products from leading manufacturers and suppliers, and provide the common ground for collaboration amongst professionals in the field. IBIE is a not-for-profit organization, where proceeds are invested back into the industry.
The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 8-11, 2016. To learn more about IBIE, visit http://www.IBIE2016.com.
Attendees include employees of: wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; 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; business services.