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IBIE NAMED IN THE GOLD 100 CLASS OF 2017

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and North America’s largest baking industry event, has been honored with the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 designation. This prestigious accolade signifies that IBIE is one of the 100 largest shows in the U.S. and is among the elite of the biggest and best exhibitions held in 2016.

IBIE received this recognition as a result of growing attendance and exhibitor numbers achieved at the 2016 show. 2016 marked a monumental year for IBIE as it was the largest show to date. The event welcomed 1,000 exhibitors—340 new to IBIE, representing a 28 percent increase over 2013 and spanned 700,000 square feet of exhibit space in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendance also showed an upward trend with 23,000 registered attendees—a 9 percent increase over 2013 and 65 percent increase over the last decade.

“Following an incredible 2016 show, we are thrilled to be recognized with this award,” said IBIE Chair, Joseph Turano, President of the Turano Baking Co. “A special thank you and acknowledgment must be given to the IBIE community—it is because of your support and passion for the industry that we have experienced this growth and are now being honored with this prestigious achievement. Being recognized in this way gives our team even more inspiration to build on the success for another record-setting show in 2019.”

IBIE is recognized as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event in the Western Hemisphere—bringing together the entire professional baking community every three years to launch new products, highlight the newest baking technology and showcase innovations in supply and ingredient solutions and equipment, allowing attendees to get everything they need, all in one place. IBIE provides unparalleled access to the tools and resources needed to maximize attendees’ baking business success, including the opportunity to connect with colleagues and learn from top baking and business professionals.

The IBIE team will receive the award during TSE Gold 100 Award Gala slated for September 27-29, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay outside San Francisco.

IBIE NAMED AMONG 50 FASTEST GROWING U.S. TRADE SHOWS

Building on the record-breaking success of its 2016 event, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and North America’s largest baking industry event, was honored by Trade Show Executive (TSE) as one of the Fastest-Growing Shows in the publication’s Fastest 50 Awards.  IBIE 2016, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was the largest show in terms of show floor and exhibitors in IBIE’s history, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, up 28 percent from 2013, covering more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space. Attendance in 2016 increased by 9 percent compared to 2013, with approximately 23,000 registered attendees from more than 100 countries looking for the latest ingredient, equipment, technology, packaging and supply solutions.

IBIE’s leadership provided an update on planning for its 2019 event, to be held once again at the Las Vegas Convention Center in September, and announced its new committee, dedicated to raising the bar. Leading the IBIE committee is new IBIE Chair, Joseph Turano, President of the Turano Baking Co. Turano holds a Bachelors degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He has been President of Turano Baking Co. since 2013.

“It’s an honor to serve as Chair of IBIE 2019 with our committee focused on maintaining the record-breaking momentum from 2016,” said Turano. “It’s our goal to deliver continued value for exhibitors and attendees alike in 2019 and create a destination where everyone in baking wants to be. Thanks and credit go to past Chair Mike Cornelis for setting us up with a successful platform on which to build for 2019. Planning is already well-advanced for the next event, with the committee working aggressively to spotlight innovation, networking and ideas with expanded offerings.”

“Joe is steering the committee at an exciting time for IBIE,” said outgoing IBIE Chair Michael J. Cornelis. “He brings vast experience to the table and we can expect great things for IBIE 2019 as the committee builds on the growth we saw in 2016.”

In addition to naming Turano as Chair, the following executives were elected to IBIE officer positions: Dennis Gunnell, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Formost Fuji Corporation, who will step up as the IBIE Vice Chair, and Dave Watson, Vice President, Engineering, Campbell Soup Company/Pepperidge Farm, who will rise within the committee as the IBIE Secretary and Treasurer.

The committee also welcomed two new members: Timothy Ramsey, Vice President – Procurement, Product Development & Commercialization, Hearthside Food Solutions LLC, and Dale J. “D. J.” LeCrone, CEO and Owner, LeMatic, Inc. Ramsey, the committee’s representative from the American Bakers Association, has spent his entire career serving the food and beverage industry at global companies including Quaker Oats and PepsiCo. LeCrone, BEMA’s representative, has significant experience in the baking industry spanning more than four decades, and previously served on the board and committees for BEMA, the American Bakers Association and the American Society of Baking.

IBIE announced that two committee members have completed their terms: Richard Hoskins of Colborne Foodbotics and Howard R. Alton, III, Esq. of Pan-O-Gold Baking Company. The committee thanks them for their generous service and dedication to the growth of the event.

Returning IBIE Committee members include: Andrea Henderson, Vice President, Rondo, Inc.; Fred Springer, President, Burford Corporation; Jorge Zarate, Global Operation and Engineering SVP, Grupo Bimbo; Michael J. Cornelis, Vice President, American Pan – A Bundy Baking Solution; and Robert Benton, Senior Vice President and Chief Manufacturing Officer, Flowers Foods.

International Baking Industry Exposition Stages Largest Event in its History

IBIE recently wrapped up its largest show to date at the Las Vegas Convention Center with more than 1,000 exhibitors—340 new to IBIE and a 28 percent increase over 2013—in more than 700,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Attendance also continued its upward trend with more than 23,000 registered attendees—a 9 percent increase over 2013 and an astounding 65 percent increase over the last decade. Much of the growth has come from international markets with attendees hailing from more than 100 countries and making up 30 percent of the total attendance.

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Time to Start Getting Excited for IBIE 2016!

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.

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IBIE 2016—Better than Ever!

If you attended IBIE 2013, thank you for helping make the event an incredible success! It garnered a Gold 100 ranking from Trade Show Executive Magazine. So for 2016, we didn’t want to sit back and wait for the results—instead, we vowed to make the show even better! We listened to your feedback and added more of what you hope to see and do. This IBIE 2016 will feature even more engaging and interactive experiences for both attendees and exhibitors, along with new programs that better facilitate networking, hands-on learning and inspired ideas.

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Las Vegas: Your Destination for Business and Entertainment

With its luxury resorts and boutique shopping to big-name performers and hit shows, Las Vegas is an ideal destination for shows like IBIE. By planning ahead, you can get business done and still make time to enjoy endless attractions and entertainment designed to suit every taste and budget. Visit http://www.lvcva.com/ to explore all of the events and attractions Las Vegas offers. Plus, the Las Vegas Monorail offers exclusive discounts for IBIE 2016 attendees so you can get around town easily and affordably. Learn more at http://www.ibie2016.com/book-hotel-travel/.

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Throwback: IBIE Through the Years

As we look ahead at the world of opportunities available during IBIE 2016, it’s perfect time to look back on the history of this global event. Did you know that the very first show took place nearly 100 years ago? Take a walk down memory lane with us…

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Global Attendees: Maximize Your Experience at IBIE 2016 / Asistentes Globales: Maximice su Experiencia en IBIE 2016

Baking professionals from around the world come to IBIE in record numbers every three years to immerse themselves in four days of unparalleled business interaction. We sat down with IBIE’s international Task Force Chair, Jorge Zárate Lupercio of Grupo Bimbo, to learn some tips we can share with our international guests to make the most of their show experience.
Profesionales de la panificación de todo el mundo vienen a la IBIE en números crecientes cada 3 años para sumergirse en una interacción sin precedente en el negocio. Nos sentamos con el Presidente del comité Internacional del IBIE Jorge Zárate Lupercio de Grupo Bimbo para aprender algunas sugerencias que podamos compartir con nuestros huéspedes internacionales para maximizar su experiencia

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IBIE and the Baking Industry By the Numbers

IBIE provides an important forum for connecting bakers with suppliers, showcasing innovations and exchanging professional knowledge, allowing for millions of dollars of business to take place over four days. This not only has a significant impact on the baking industry itself by creating new jobs that pay wages and benefits to a workforce of thousands, it also channels billions back into the U.S. economy through direct federal, state and local taxes.

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