IBIE is one of my favorite weeks of the year—every day is packed with new and exciting experiences, and I’m continually amazed at how much the industry has evolved in the past three years since the last IBIE. It’s a thrill to see the most advanced industrial equipment up and running right on the show floor, and to check out the latest advances and trends across the entire industry, all at once. Plus the baking demos, catching up with old colleagues, building new relationships, meeting suppliers face-to-face—it’s business, education and entertainment all rolled into one. Invigorating, inspiring, energizing—and it reminds me of why I was drawn to the baking industry more than 25 years ago.
And now, after more than two years of careful planning, the show is coming up soon—IBIE 2016 kicks off in less than two months! Check out our website for everything that’s in store so you plan your time well—and don’t forget to squeeze in some fun and nightlife too! I hope you’re planning to join us for the (brand new) All-American Tailgate Party, our Opening Night kick-off event—mingle with baking industry professionals from around the world over tailgate-style food, live music, unlimited drinks, interactive games and, of course, live sports on big screens! It’s a true slice of Americana that everyone is sure to enjoy.
I’m really looking forward to Vegas in a few short weeks—and I hope you are too!