Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2016) — The 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—the largest and most comprehensive event in the Western Hemisphere for the grain-based food industry—returns to Las Vegas October 8-11 with an expanded Innovation Showcase featuring 56 participants representing a range of categories from ingredients and equipment to packaging and services. The showcase is 15% larger than the inaugural showcase in 2013 proving that the Baking Expo™ is the launching pad for what’s new in baking.
“People come to our show to see what’s new and it’s our job to make it easy for them to find what they’re looking for,” says Michael Cornelis, Chair of IBIE. “This year we’re really delivering on our promise. It’s a record-breaking show with the largest show floor, largest number of exhibitors, largest innovation showcase and largest education program in IBIE’s history. That’s something we’re really proud of and something that will create tremendous value for attending companies.”
The showcase is prominently featured in the Central Lobby for attendees to shop and see what’s new before entering the Expo Hall. In addition, the new Innovation Spotlight Theater, located in IBIE’s new Idea LAB on the show floor, provides a forum for exhibitors to conduct live presentations of their top innovations. Presentations will be held during show hours.
“We think it’s a major benefit to give the showcase participants a chance to present their innovations live,” says Kerwin Brown, President & CEO of BEMA. “This brings it all to life and gives attendees a chance to engage directly with the creators. In partnership with Sosland, this new feature further enhances the interactive nature of the show.”
Companies exhibiting in the Innovation Showcase include:
AMF Bakery Systems
Air Management Technologies, Inc.
The Austin Company
Baker Perkins, Inc.
Bakery Concepts International LLC
Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group
BluePrint Automation (BPA)
Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.
Bunge North America
CBF Bakery Systems, Inc.
Capway Automation Inc.
Cavanna Packaging Inc.
Doran Scales, Inc.
Dorner Mfg Corp.
ET Oakes Corporation
Formost Fuji Corp.
Gemini Bakery Equipment Co.
Inclusion Technologies LLC
JAC Machines Inc.
King Arthur Flour
Middleby Bakery Group
NorthWind Technical Services, LLC
Oshikiri Corp. of America
Radio Frequency Co., Inc.
Reading Bakery Systems
Red Star Yeast Company
Rehrig Pacific Co.
Sottoriva America, Inc.
Spooner Vicars Bakery Systems
Topos Mondial Corp.
WP BAKERYGROUP USA
Zeppelin Systems USA
More information about the companies and products in IBIE’s Innovation Showcase can be found on the IBIE website (http://www.ibie2016.com/innovation-showcase/) and via the IBIE mobile app, as well as onsite in the Show Directory and Show Dailies. The Innovation Spotlight Theater schedule can also be found on the IBIE website (http://www.ibie2016.com/innovation-spotlight/).
IBIE is sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA). For more information, or to register for IBIE 2016, visit www.IBIE2016.com.
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: 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.