Tortilla Production – Street Tacos

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.

An 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

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

The fee to attend is $295 and includes access to the IBIE exhibit hall for all four days of the show. For more information about the Tortilla Industry Association, visit their website.

The sessions will take place in Room N246/N250.

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 Preparing For A Successful BRC Audit
10:00 am – 10:50 am Understanding Your True Product Costs
11:00 am – 11:50 am Preventive Maintenance Best Practices
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 Tortilla Strategies for Alternative Diet Markets
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm Maximizing Operational & Production Efficiencies
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm Enzymes & Fibers for Specific Improvements
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 FSMA Update for Tortilla Industry
10:45 am Visit IBIE Exhibit Hall


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

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:

  • BALCHEM Ingredient Solutions
  • BluePrint Automation
  • Buhler Group
  • Bunge Loders Croklaan
  • Caldic
  • Casa Herrera
  • Food Plant Engineering
  • FoodTools
  • Grain Craft
  • J.C. Ford
  • Kemin Foods
  • Lawrence Equipment
  • Shaffer Mixers
  • The Ingredient House
Tortilla Production IBIE

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
  • Don Pancho
  • Flowers Foods
  • General Mills
  • Grupo Bimbo
  • Harbar
  • JC Ford
  • Kraft Foods Inc.
  • La Tortilla Factory
  • Minsa
  • Mission Foods
  • Sonora Foods Ltd.