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.
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.
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 https://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 https://www.ibie2019.com/book-hotel-travel/.
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…
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
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.
Listen in as Christine van Blokland speaks with Andrea Henderson, IBIE Task Force Chair, about the education program planned for IBIE 2016. Get a preview of the speakers and topics featured in more than 90 world-class sessions addressing the relevant issues facing the industry today.
It’s officially 2016, which means it’s finally time to transform Las Vegas into the center for the largest, most comprehensive baking event in the Western Hemisphere!
October may seem far down the line, but IBIE 2016 committee members have been hard at work planning an unforgettable series of networking, exhibits and education. In preparation for this exciting year, committee members and show organizers recently attended a face-to-face strategic planning meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
One reason IBIE is such an incredible show is due to the vast amounts of business we facilitate on the show floor between buyers and suppliers from across the globe. An impressive 85% of IBIE attendees are key purchasing decision makers in their organizations, and 85% purchase onsite or plan to purchase as a result of attending. We are committed to strengthening our international partners and networks to provide you —attendees and exhibitors alike—with more opportunities to do business. One of the ways we build internationally is by attending events like Gulfood Manufacturing (GFM).
Always eager to keep a finger on the pulse of the international grain-based food industry, the IBIE Committee makes a point to attend some of the best shows in baking. We recently traveled to Munich, Germany to attend iba, September 12th– 17th. IBIE’s presence at iba was huge this year. IBIE hosted the U.S. Exhibitors Lounge within the BEMA Pavilion. The lounge served as a place where U.S. exhibitors could congregate, hold meetings or utilize translation services to connect with their international customers.