Artisan & Retail Bakers – IBIE Now Offers the Largest Baking Event Educational Program in the World

A new dedicated day of learning expands IBIEducate to more than 100 sessions.

Washington, D.C. — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, set for September 7-11, 2019, announces its largest education program to date and the broadest offering in the industry, with more than 100 sessions. Designed to deliver a fresh, forward-thinking perspective on retail business, marketing, and creativity, IBIEducate offers every role and every segment opportunities to learn. Targeted sessions are designed to allow attendees to gain valuable ideas and techniques to perfect their craft, further their passion, and increase sales.

Additionally, IBIE announces a newly implemented day of learning—Saturday, September 7th. Tailored sessions will provide artisan, cake and retail bakers the curated tools they need to enhance and grow their businesses. The day will offer hands-on workshops taught by Julien Otto from the French Pastry School and cake decorator certification classes taught by Mike Terry and Bronwen Weber, who has appeared on The Food Network. Other courses include talent management classes with a concentration on acquiring, developing, and retaining staff.

“As the industry’s most important gathering, IBIE’s goal is to provide education that truly benefits attendees and gives them the tools they need to drive their businesses forward,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “Education remains one of the primary reasons to attend a trade event. IBIEducate gives attendees more than 100 tailored sessions to participate in during the show—the largest education program IBIE has ever offered, and with a new full day dedicated to learning prior to show opening, IBIE is building on an industry leading offering.”

To ensure attendees receive a fresh perspective and gain leading-edge best practices and insights, classes have been broken into specialized tracks to deliver the latest techniques and cutting-edge trends that inspire creativity and increase sales. IBIE’s comprehensive program covers topics across the entire business and baking spectrum including business management and marketing, hands-on cake and pastry decorating, artisan and specialty foods, and much more. Forward-looking topics include:

  • Baking with Edible Cannabis
  • Branding & Social Media: Skills for Growing Your Retail Bakery
  • Fresh Floral Designs for Cakes
  • It Takes More Than Bread to Win in the Bakery Business
  • Oil Solutions that Meet Functionality Needs and Consumer Demand
  • The Science of Artisan Bread Making
  • There’s Money in the Air! Airbrush Techniques Class

Industry experts and innovators will lead the IBIEducate customized training sessions. With years of experience and varied backgrounds, each will share best practices and original perspectives, giving attendees collaborative opportunities to address industry challenges and  discover opportunities. The speaker roster includes some of the industry’s leading thought leaders and influencers, including: Jorg Amsler, Jory Downer, Emily Ellyn, Ciril Hitz, Nicholas Lodge, Jacquy Pfeiffer, and Peter Yuen.

IBIE is also pleased to support education programs co-located at IBIE including RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners workshop, featuring industry leaders like Raul Porto Jr. of Porto’s Bakery Café and other Certified Master Bakers, who share tricks of the trade and Q & A sessions. Learning also continues outside of the classroom in the RBA Bakers Center, presented by Bundy Baking Solutions, which is on the trade show floor and features three stages with demos led by exhibitors and celebrity bakers, including “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro.

A special thank you to all IBIEducate partners: AIB International, American Bakers Association, American Society of Baking, Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), Bread Bakers Guild of America, Grain Foods Foundation, and Retail Bakers of America.

To see the full IBIEducate program and to register, visit IBIE2019.com.

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About IBIE:
IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event in the Western Hemisphere. 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 700,000 net square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 8-11, 2019, with a full day of education on September 7.

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