A Rich History of Reinvestment

At its foundation, IBIE is committed to connecting and growing the global baking industry. And it all happens with your support, when you’re an attendee or exhibitor at the Baking Expo™. But the efforts to advance the industry extend far beyond those days we gather in Vegas. As the only non-profit event in the industry, IBIE’s executive committee is always working to serve the greater good. One way we do this is by reinvesting trade show profits through a variety of channels, resulting in widespread benefits. From our support of the Grain Foods Foundation’s consumer education efforts, to our financial aid for AIB’s workforce development initiatives, and our general commitment to improving food safety and sustainability, we’re giving the grain-based industry a heart. We’re helping people lead healthier lives. And we’re making a significant impact on the future of baking professionals. That’s something we can all take pride in.

Take a look at just a few of the ways IBIE has reinvested in the industry growth and success over the past decade.

Dave Watson
Secretary & Treasurer
IBIE 2019
Vice President, Engineering, Campbell Soup Company/Pepperidge FarmImpact Infographic

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International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) Opens Booth Space Selection for 2019 Event

Exhibit Hall on Track on Sell Out Again in 2019

Washington, D.C. —July 16, 2018— The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event—opened IBIE 2019 booth space selection to all companies in the grain-based food industry today. Following advanced space sales to sponsoring association members and 2016 exhibitors, the show floor is already 81 percent sold and remaining space is anticipated to sell quickly.

This comes after a record-setting IBIE 2016, where the exhibit hall was completely sold out and as a result, the event was recognized by Trade Show Executive magazine as one of the Fastest 50 Growing U.S. Trade Shows and one of the Gold 100 largest shows in the U.S. IBIE provides a forum for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their equipment, supply and ingredient solutions to 23,000+ baking professionals from around the world, debut their new technologies and innovation, and build meaningful business relationships across all segments of the grain-based food industry.

“With a 65 percent increase in attendance over the past decade, IBIE is undoubtedly experiencing an exciting growth trajectory,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “As plans come together for IBIE 2019, not only can attendees anticipate 1,000+ exhibitors in a sold-out show floor, but they can also look forward to a most valuable and unique experience that covers a diverse range of products and trends representative of the baking community—from artisan to wholesale, pizza to snacks and all specialties in between.”

IBIE will be held September 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a full day of IBIEducate on September 7. Interested manufacturers and suppliers are encouraged to visit www.IBIE2019.com/become-an-exhibitor and complete the Space Application and Contract to reserve their booth.


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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. 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 IBIEducate on September 7.

Attendees include employees of: artisan and specialty bakeries, donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; and 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; and business services.

New Specialized Experience and Expanded Offering for Artisan Bakers at IBIE 2019

Curated destination to offer customized education, demos, networking and access to key industry suppliers

Washington, D.C.The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event, is pleased to announce the launch of new and expanded show features tailored and focused on the artisan and specialty baking audience at the 2019 event. IBIE will unveil a new state-of-the-art pavilion introducing show elements specifically produced to support the growth of the artisan and specialty market segment when it stages September 8-11, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This category strategy has been expanding since 2010, when IBIE partnered with the Retail Bakers of America.

Curated competitions, staged demonstrations from celebrity chefs and Certified Master Bakers, tastings, expert Q&A sessions, exhibitor demonstrations and much more will bring the pavilion to life. This prime show floor destination has been designed to offer a truly immersive experience for artisan and specialty bakers, cake decorators and pastry chefs—with learning formats to serve all needs, including hands-on demonstrations and unique product and ingredient exhibits. The world-renowned IBIEducate program will showcase an expanded, full track of sessions highlighting every aspect of the artisan business including: business best practices, marketing techniques, and technical sessions and hands-on sessions that help bakers master their craft and grow their businesses.

“With technology and automation becoming increasingly prevalent in our industry, it’s important to recognize and continue to invest in the artisan movement,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “IBIE 2019 has focused its efforts to address the unique needs of this growing market segment. This new show floor experience will offer a comprehensive array of education and demonstrations to ensure the artisan community has the tools they need to flourish. Our goal is that artisan and specialty bakers leave IBIE 2019 feeling well-served, connected and inspired.”

IBIE brings all segments of the grain-based food industry together, attracting thousands of bakers from across the country and around the world to connect with like-minded professionals to share ideas, discuss challenges and discover new trends, products and services. IBIE has the support from leading organizations, including Retail Bakers of America, Bread Bakers Guild of America, French Pastry School, BAKE Magazine and many more.

For more information about IBIE, visit: www.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. 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.

Attendees include employees of: artisan and specialty bakeries, donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; 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.

 

A Smarter Approach to Fresh-Baked Ideas

As we plan our IBIE 2019 education program, I have been reflecting on IBIE 2016, the ideas and the speakers that made an impact on our global audience. I was thinking how even since then, the industry has changed. That’s why every three years, we put together a comprehensive program that spotlights the current trends, best practices and powerful innovations shaping the business of baking. As we release our IBIE 2019 Call for Proposals, I am excited to welcome this new wave of information, innovation and best practices that will impact the next 3 years. Our shared goal of growing, expanding and perfecting our work is critical to the entire industry’s success. And I am honored to continue to be part of this process as the IBIE Education Task Force Chair.

A big part of IBIEduate is the people. The innovative thinkers and their success stories provide a model for others. While attendees benefit from their ideas, the presenters also benefit from participating in The Baking Expo™’s highly regarded educational program. We often share feedback directly from people who have learned from the sessions—here’s some food for thought from the speakers’ perspectives.

Mike Terry

“As a speaker/instructor at IBIE, I was able to bring cutting-edge industry techniques to people from all over the world, to help them improve sales and profit. IBIE is the USA’s #1 baking industry show and truly a class act. I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with everyone. It was rewarding to know that they’d be taking back what they learned to help their business grow. It was also a great way for me to make new contacts and give back to the industry that has given me so much.”

Chef Mike E. Terry—CMSA
www.bakerypros.com

John Lupo“I really enjoyed speaking at IBIE. It gave me the opportunity to give back to the industry I love. I was able to share many tips and tricks that I’ve learned in my 40 years in the bakery business. It feels good to share our knowledge with people that are new to baking as well as with those that have been friends for decades—and the international aspect of IBIE just can’t be matched anywhere else!”

 

John Lupo
President
Certified Master Baker
Grandma’s Bakery

Todd Hale

“IBIE enabled me to share Nielsen retail and consumer statistics with attendees to help them identify growth opportunities within the cookie and cracker categories via understanding category segments driving sales levels and/or sales growth, more impactful promotions, better pricing, connecting with shopper segments that matter, winning with health and wellness versus indulgence, and distribution in traditional retail channels or in e-commerce.”  

Todd R. Hale
Retail Insights Thought Leader
Principal, Todd Hale, LLC

The Baking Expo™ will yet again offer sessions relevant to your biggest challenges—and opportunities. And the program will kick off with a full day of education prior to the show so we can pack in more of this valuable content. Stay tuned for updates on the sessions covering the topics that matter most. The ones that will help you achieve better quality, greater efficiency and increased profit, while enjoying the work you love.

If you’re a thought leader, now’s the time to act. We’re seeking experts to present fresh, interesting and informative topics that cover every segment of baking, from retail and wholesale best practices to tortilla production, and product trends in snack food to popular pizza ingredients. But time is running out. Submit your proposal at www.IBIE2019.com/call-for-proposals by April 20, 2018, to be considered, and you can get the opportunity to promote your personal brand while moving the industry forward.

IBIE Opens Its Call for Speakers for the Event’s Education Lineup

Washington, DC— March 1, 2018 — The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), North America’s largest baking industry event known as the Baking Expo™, opens its call for speakers for the 2019 show. These industry professionals will have the opportunity to present business best practices, provide hands-on demonstrations, and share emerging industry solutions, trends and technologies to the more than 23,000 grain-based foods professionals in attendance. IBIE 2019 is scheduled for September 8-11, with a full day of education on September 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

IBIE’s education program, now called IBIEducate, will offer more than 90 sessions of targeted educational opportunities for attendees in every role and every segment of the baking industry, presented by business and baking industry professionals. IBIE’s comprehensive program will be offered in specialized tracks addressing compelling trends and topics across a spectrum of industry needs.

“Because education is paramount to growing the industry, IBIE 2019 will launch a full day of education prior to the show to respond to requests made by attendees and stakeholders,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “The baking industry is filled with talented, creative people eager to share their know-how to help their colleagues achieve greater quality, efficiency, and profits. IBIE turns to this vibrant community to encourage them to share their knowledge, expertise, and experiences to help move the baking industry forward. We look forward to what this group of thought leaders will bring to the show to inspire us in 2019.”

Speaker candidates will be asked to leverage their unique insights and skills to present in classroom sessions in creative, compelling, and engaging ways. Session topics may include automation technology; cannabis edibles for bakery; food safety and sanitation; hands-on skills in artisan baking, pastry and decorating; marketing skills for retail businesses; new ingredients and production trends; retail trends; and workforce hiring, training and retention. IBIE is open to considering proposals on any fresh, relevant topics in the baking industry as well.

Industry professionals are encouraged to submit a proposal on the IBIE website at IBIE2019.com/call-for-proposals by April 20, 2018.

IBIE offers complete equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and allows attendees to get everything they need, all in one place. IBIE brings all segments of the grain-based food industry together to benefit from the newest baking technology.

For more information about IBIE, visit: www.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. 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.

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.

 

A Bigger Bite of the International Pie

For 2019, IBIE’s focus is about being bigger and better. Sure, we want to generate excitement around our growing global trade show, but this also reflects what’s happening currently. The international presence is on the rise with IBIE 2016’s attendees representing more than 100 countries and more than 30 percent of total attendance. We want to keep that momentum rolling.

How does IBIE make that happen? Well, as I’ve now passed the gavel of IBIE Chairman to Joe Turano, my next role allows me to personally get involved in our global expansion—as international task force chair I’ll be 100% focused on global growth.

Michael Cornelis at IBIE 2016

Our work next year is very exciting. In 2018, we have an international road show campaign taking us to top baking industry events in Latin America, Europe and Asia. By engaging more baking professionals from countries like Australia, Chile, Japan, France and the Netherlands, IBIE can bring global perspectives together and work as one to support our mission to advance the industry.

This strategy is rooted in hard statistics. Like the fact that with 40% market share, the European region is the largest in bakery products consumption. The insight that India, China, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa are the current attractive markets with large populations seeking ready-to-eat foods. And the knowledge that Asia Pacific is one to watch with opportunities through greater market penetration and rising per-capita income. The numbers add up to opportunities for industry growth everywhere.

And while we know the overarching push toward nutritious, convenient and indulgent options is present globally, so is the demand for unique spices, flavored baked foods and high-quality ingredients originating from regions around the world. There’s no better place to showcase, exchange and capitalize on these opportunities than on the global stage at IBIE.

As a committee, we’ve worked tirelessly to create the most diverse event as well. Historically the Baking Expo™ has been a home retail and wholesale bakers looking to find the exhibitors, education and events targeted to them. But we’ve carefully grown the event to be a place where producers of snacks, tortillas and pizza dough can develop their businesses with new contacts and fresh opportunities to expand their businesses.

In short, we’ve created the destination where everyone in baking wants to be, and we’re committed to helping more people from across the globe get to know the show and understand why they need to be there.

Our road show begins in April 2018 through July of 2019:

FHA: April 24-27, 2018 Singapore

Bakery China: May 9-12, 2018, Shanghai

Mexipan: August 2018, Mexico City

iba: September 15-20, 2018, Munich

Gulfood Manufacturing: November 6-8, 2018, Dubai

MOBAC: February 2019, Osaka

FIPAN: July 2019, Sao Paulo

If you’re attending any of these, I encourage you to drop by and say hello. Until then, join our social media channels now to find out more information.

I hope to see you on the road!

Michael Cornelis

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.

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) Named in the Gold 100 Class of 2017 by Trade Show Executive Magazine

IBIE’s Efforts to Think Bigger, Think Broader has
Resulted in Being Recognized with the Gold 100 Designation

Washington, D.C.— 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 2019 will be held September 8-11, with a full day of education on September 7. The show will stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information about IBIE, visit www.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 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.

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.

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.

IBIE Named Among 50 Fastest Growing U.S. Trade Shows by Trade Show Executive

Building on Success of Record-Breaking 2016 Event, it’s Full Speed Ahead with IBIE 2019 Strategic Planning as New Leaders are Appointed

Washington, D.C. 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.

For more information about IBIE, visit: www.IBIE2019.com.

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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. 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 in September of 2019.

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.