FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION

About IBIE
IBIE 2019, the International Baking Industry Exposition, will take place September 8-11, 2019 with a full day of IBIEducate on September 7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  This tradeshow takes place every three years.  It will span nearly 700,000 square feet of space more than 1,000 exhibitors displaying every product and service there is that pertains to the baking industry.  The show is expected to draw more than 23,000 baking professionals. The International Baking Industry Exposition is the largest tradeshow held in North America that showcases the industry’s latest technologies, equipment and new product introductions.

IBIE is produced by the International Baking Industry Exposition LLC and supported by the American Bakers Association (ABA), BEMA and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA). IBIE was founded in 1920 by ABA and BEMA to provide a forum to connect bakers with suppliers to further the good of the industry. Proceeds from the show are invested back into the industry.

What does IBIE stand for?
IBIE stands for International Baking Industry Exposition. It is also commonly referred to as “Expo” or “Baking Expo™.”

What are the IBIE 2019 dates?
September 8-11, 2019 (Sunday – Wednesday).
NOTE: IBIEducate and the TIA Technical Conference begin on Saturday, September 7.

Where is IBIE 2019 being held?
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

What are the dates of the educational components of IBIE 2019?
September 7-11, 2019, starting at 8:30 AM each day. View the full IBIEducate session schedule here.

What are the tradeshow hours?
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday through Tuesday, September 8-10, 2019;
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

How many people are expected to attend IBIE?
Approximately 23,000 baking professionals are expected to attend.

Who attends IBIE?
Participants represent the entire industry including small, medium and large wholesale bakery plants; retail bakeries and outlets; in-house supermarkets; catering companies; restaurants/hotels; artisan bakeries, coffee shops, pizza restaurants/chains, etc…

Can anyone attend the show? Do you have to be in the baking industry?
The show is open. You do not have to be in the baking industry to attend IBIE 2019, however, IBIE is designed for trade professionals in the grain-based foods industry–it is not a consumer show. We highly encourage food manufacturers and suppliers in the industry to attend. All guests (except children) are welcome to attend the show, although guests and spouses are not complimentary. All attendees are subject to the registration fee. If you are not in the industry, please select the “Allied/Other” registration category when you register.

I am coming from overseas, how do I get a letter of invitation to obtain a visa?
If you are an international registrant, you will automatically receive a link to request an invitation letter for a visa as well as delivery options for receiving the letter. You can also email [email protected] or call 800-310-7554 or 240-439-2554 for international residents to request a visa letter. Visa letters are contingent upon registering for IBIE 2019. You cannot receive a visa letter unless you have registered.

What is the dress/attire?
The dress code varies from business attire to business casual to casual based on the business you plan to conduct at the show. Shirt and shoes are required of course; comfortable, covered shoes are recommended – IBIE is a big show with a lot of floor space to cover! We suggest dressing comfortably, but dress code is strictly a personal preference.

Can I take pictures at the tradeshow?
Cameras are strictly prohibited on the show floor. Exceptions are authorized members of the media. Camera passes for media members are available in the Media Information Center in Room N115 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To make arrangements in advance, contact Kate Blom-Lowery at [email protected].

What if I forget or lose my badge during the IBIE show?
Once a badge has been printed and mailed or picked up onsite, it will not be automatically re-printed on request. Please come to the Registration Area at the Convention Center and ask to see a supervisor. You will be asked to show identification. REPLACEMENT BADGES WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE FULL REGISTRATION FEE.

Are children and strollers permitted in the exhibit halls?
We regret that absolutely no children under 13 years of age (12 and younger, including infants in strollers or carried in a body carrier) are permitted on the exhibit floor. You must be 13 years or older to be on the show floor. This rule will be strictly enforced by IBIE Management for safety and insurance purposes. No exceptions will be made.

Proof of a child’s age may be required for show management to grant admission of the child to the IBIE show floor, including a birth certificate or official I.D. issued by a recognized governmental agency or school.  Show management has the final decision on whether a child has permission to enter the IBIE show floor.  No exceptions will be made to grant IBIE show floor access to any children under the full and complete age of 13 as of the date of requested entry to the IBIE show floor.

Are there childcare services that I can hire onsite?
There are no childcare services onsite whatsoever. We strongly discourage bringing children under the age of 13 to the convention center – having someone watch them in the lobby is not recommended.

How can I get a show directory?
Show directories are available onsite for all attendees. They can be found in bins in various locations in the convention center. The list of exhibitors can be viewed here. Product locator finders and booth number lists will be available onsite at the show.

Does the Convention Center offer assistance for visitors with disabilities?
We want you to enjoy IBIE 2019. If you have any special needs, there is an opportunity on the registration form to provide any special needs information, or you can call Kelly Kotche at 202-789-0300 or email at [email protected]. IBIE will do everything possible to assist you.

Helpful information for attendees with disabilities:

  • Wheelchair or scooter rental
    Requests for wheelchair and scooter rentals can be made through Scootaround Mobility Solutions; phone 888-441-7575 for reservations. Scooter rental requests can be made online here. You can book your mobility rental up to one year in advance and have it delivered to your hotel (pick up at Bell Desk) or you can make arrangements to pick it up at the FedEx Office located in the Grand Lobby (Central Hall) and the South Hall Lobby.
  • Automatic Doors
    Automatic doors have been installed at both facilities at the most frequently used entrances for our disabled visitors.
  • TDDs
    TDDs (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) are located throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center. The IBIE 2019 show is located in the C (Central) and N (North) Halls, not in the S (South) Hall. There is one TTD at the bank of courtesy phones across from Dispatch (near Hall C3), one at the bank outside Room N243 (top of Grand Lobby escalators), and one in the Hall S1 lobby.

Is there a shipping office in the Convention Center?
There is a FedEx Office onsite located in the Grand Lobby (Central Hall) and the South Hall Lobby of the Convention Center. Please call 702-943-6780 for more information and list of services.

For general questions about IBIE 2019, please call 202-789-0300.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

How do I register?
You can register online here. On-site registration will be available at a higher fee.

How can I register multiple people?
The IBIE registration website allows multiple registrations at one time. It’s easy to do. At the end of the registration process, there will be an opportunity to click on “Add Another Registrant” to add another person.  He/she will receive the same credentials as the initial registrant. Spouses and guests can be added at the same time as each registrant.  Anyone registering who is active in the business or has different business credentials should register independently with either the “baker” or “allied/supplier/other” registration type.

Is there a phone number if I have questions about registration?
Call the IBIE Customer Service Desk at 800-310-7554 or 240-439-2554 for international residents, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time, or email [email protected]. There is a “Live Chat” feature on the registration site if you need assistance.

Customer service assistance is available in multiple languages: Arabic, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Online registration is available in multiple languages by using the “Bing Translator” feature.

What is the cost to attend?
Full pricing information for the exhibit hall and education passes can be viewed here.

What are “members of partnering associations” and why is the fee less than the non-member registration?
If you are a member of an IBIE partnering association (ABA, BEMA, RBA, ASB, AIB, APC, BBGA, IBA, TIA, RPIA, WFC and GFF), you may qualify for a membership discount. As a benefit of being a member of one of these associations, registrants receive a discounted registration fee (available for pre-registration only, you must register on or prior to September 6).  There are no association discounts for on-site registration.

I think I may be a member of one of these associations, how do I register to get the discount?
If you are a member of one of the partnering associations and are on their regular mailing list, you should receive a membership DISCOUNT CODE in the promotional emails from IBIE. You can also call your association of which you are a member to verify membership and have them send you discount code. You MUST be a member and can prove credentials to receive the discount code. There are no association discounts for on-site registration.

Are members of the press complimentary?
Yes, press are complimentary with approved and valid press credentials. Members of the press can register online here. Click the “Press” button and proceed to fill out the online press registration form. Credentials must be presented in the Media Information Center onsite to receive a complimentary badge. For more information in advance, contact Kate Blom-Lowery at 619-269-0948 or email her at [email protected].

How can I view, update or change my registration information?
You can update your registration information any time before your badge is printed by accessing your registration dashboard. To access your dashboard, return to the registration homepage here and log in with your email and password, then edit your registration. You can also add or change your education seminars.

What is the IBIE cancellation/refund policy?
A refund will be made ONLY if registration is cancelled on or before Wednesday, August 15, 2019. Refund requests must be in writing to the attention of IBIE via fax at 888-722-1888 or 301-694-5124 (International Residents) or mailed to 5202 Presidents Court, Suite G100, Frederick, MD 21703. After the cut-off date, refunds will be made at the discretion of IBIE Show Management. Requests can also be made to Kelly Kotche at [email protected].

IBIEducate INFORMATION

What IBIEducate programs are available and how much do they cost?
The IBIEducate program can be viewed here. There are multiple registration packages available and pricing can be viewed here.

What is the Tortilla Industry Association 2019 Technical Conference?
As the fastest growing sector of the baking business, the tortilla industry provides dynamic results for its members and exciting opportunities that attract newcomers. As its umbrella organization, the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) offers 3 key events a year – its Annual Convention & Expo, its TIA Europe Conference, and the TIA Technical Conference. Held in partnership with IBIE this year and every 3 years, the TIA Technical Conference will focus on enhancing operational skills, knowledge of safety regulations, quality control, preventive maintenance, plant efficiency, and other important best practices. The TIA Technical Conference will offer timely information as well as networking opportunities with key players in this market that allow participants to capitalize on the fastest growing segment of the baking industry.

When and where is the TIA 2019 Technical Conference held?
The TIA 2019 Technical Conference is taking place September 7-8, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 7 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Education Sessions
Saturday, September 7 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking & Tabletops Reception
Sunday, September 8 8:30 am – 11:00 am Education Sessions

How do I register for the TIA 2019 Technical Conference?
Registration will be available in December 2018 and you can register the same way you would for IBIE. When you begin your registration, select the TIA 2019 Technical Conference.  Everyone registered for the TIA 2019 Technical Conference will also receive a badge to enter the IBIE 2019 tradeshow floor.

How much does the TIA 2019 Technical Conference cost?
Cost of registration is $295 and this includes a registration badge for the IBIE show as well.

CORPORATE and SMALL MEETINGS PROGRAM

How does a corporate meeting work at IBIE? 
Corporate meetings are easy at IBIE! Holding your company’s annual meeting in conjunction with IBIE allows you to reduce travel expenses and travel time, get free or discounted meeting space and give your staff the opportunity to participate in IBIE. You will work closely with IBIE staff to ensure you receive the best meeting space and sleeping rooms to fit your meeting needs. Does this have to be a baker company? Can anyone have corporate meeting space?

Can I schedule a smaller meeting (1 – 10 people for example)?
Yes! IBIE staff can work with you on any size meeting that you may want to hold, pending space availability.  Meeting space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

What hours can meetings occur?
Corporate or small meetings can occur outside of the IBIE show hours of 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, September 8-11, 2019.

What do I do to have a meeting at IBIE?
Visit the Corporate Meeting Program page here to arrange space at the Convention Center or at select Las Vegas Hotels.  Please contact Samantha Moore at 202-789-0300, Ext. 118, or [email protected] with any questions regarding the program.

HOTELS and TRANSPORTATION

How do I book a hotel room?
Visit the hotel page here. Special hotel rates and travel discounts are available exclusively for IBIE 2019 participants through onPeak, IBIE’s official housing partner. You can also save money and book with ease through onPeak’s simple-to-use reservation website here.  If you have any questions regarding hotel accommodations for the IBIE 2019 event, feel free to contact onPeak here or call them at 855-992-3353.  A map and hotel list with rates and distances from the convention center are all available on the website.

PLEASE NOTE:  onPeak is the only official housing company associated with the IBIE 2019. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. If you do choose to book with a vendor not endorsed by the IBIE 2019, we encourage you to verify their credentials before doing business with them, and then independently confirm that your reservations have in fact been made and will be honored by directly contacting your chosen hotel, airline and/or rental car company.

Will there be transportation provided to the convention center from my hotel?
Shuttle buses are available during peak hours to and from IBIE hotels that are not considered “within walking distance,” such as the Westgate. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes and begin at the first of hotel for each bus route at 7:30 AM each morning of the show. Shuttle buses will run up to an hour after the show ends each day. For a price list and map of IBIE 2019 hotels, visit the hotel page here.

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