Tortilla Production

Good-for-you options. More authentic products. On-trend flavors. In-demand street tacos. Innovation is driving the tortilla market to keep in step with consumer tastes. Improved technology is enhancing efficiency and high-volume production. And expanded distribution has followed. Learn how to meet this rising demand and grow your business with fresh ideas, streamlined operations and increased profits in this $15 billion a year market.

IBIE, in partnership with the Tortilla Industry Association, offers a world of information, ideas and innovation, as well as unique interactive experiences and networking events to help you connect with people, products and progress needed to capitalize on the fastest growing sector of the baking industry.

TIA Technical Conference 

The Tortilla Industry Association’s cutting-edge Technical Conference is once again co-located with IBIE in 2019. Topics addressed included operation skills, safety regulations, quality control, plant efficiency, and best practices to capitalize on the baking industry’s fastest growing market segment.

Speaker assignments will be announced in the coming months, and some adjustment to individual topics are possible between now and the event.


Day 1 – Saturday September 7th

8:30 am – 9:00 am Opening Session: Program Overview and Tortilla Market Update
9:00 am – 9:50 am Commodity Pricing Forecasts for 2020
10:00 am – 10:50 am FSMA Update for Tortilla Industry
11:00 am – 11:50 am Kill-step validation in tortilla manufacturing
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Working Lunch: “Ask The Experts” Panel
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Tortilla chip production best practices
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Sodium reduction strategies
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Effect of processing parameters on tortilla properties
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Micro-ingredients & Functional additives for specific improvements (translucency, extensibility, etc)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail & Tabletops Reception

Day 2 – Sunday September 8th

8:30 am – 9:15 am Clean Label strategies for tortillas
9:15 am – 10:00 am Troubleshooting Tortilla Production
10:00 am – 10:45 am How to stay out of trouble with new food safety & FSMA rules
10:45 am Visit IBIE Exhibit Hall

With fast-paced innovation changing the way tortillas are processed and distributed, it’s more important than ever to compare options, establish relationships and invest in the newest advancements from key suppliers in the market. Here’s a small sample of the suppliers you will see at IBIE 2019:

AM Manufacturing Company
AMF Bakery Systems
B.C. Williams Bakery Service, Inc.
Cargill, Inc.
Fleischmann’s Yeast
Gemini Bakery Equipment Company/KB Systems
Gum Technology Corporation
Habasit America
Horizon Systems, Inc.

Independent Bakers Association
JC Ford
Kaak Group
Kemin Food Ingredients, Inc.
Kwik Lok Corporation
Lallemand Inc.
Pinckney Molded Plastics, Inc.
Stagnito Communications
Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
Watson Inc.
Wire Belt Company of America

As an important destination for tortilla producers from around the world, IBIE is the perfect place to reconnect with colleagues and establish valuable new partnerships. Here’s a small sample of the attending companies you will see at IBIE 2019:

Azteca Bakeries
General Mills
Mission Foods

Flowers Foods
Grupo Bimbo
Kraft Foods Inc.
Sonora Foods Ltd.


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