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The big baking industry reunion, plus top trends in action – all at IBIE 2022

14/09/2022 – Event / IBIE / Baking / Bakery / Las Vegas / Expo

The big baking industry reunion, plus top trends in action – all at IBIE 2022

Returning to Las Vegas from 17-21 September 2022, the much-anticipated International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is the largest, most comprehensive baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere. 

With inspiring forums, exciting competitions, celebrity chef demos, and fresh conversations with people passionate about baking, there's never a dull moment at this fully-immersive event designed for baking professionals. Here’s a quick preview of what to look forward to at IBIE 2022

A comprehensive educational experience 

Attendees across the entire spectrum of the industry will get the full educational experience – from classroom settings to hands-on workshops – with IBIEducate, the largest baking education programme in the world. 

Regardless of your experience level, the 100+ sessions and demonstrations led by industry experts will provide the foundation and expert insights to inspire your creativity and take your career – or business – to the next level. 

Stay on top of the latest trends and discover solutions to shared industry challenges with sessions like ‘Consumer Trends and Insights for the Bakery World’, ‘Supply Chain Challenges – a Panel Discussion Presented by ABA’, and ‘Turning on a Dime: Post-pandemic Impact & Opportunity in Retail & Commercial Baking’.  

With education tracks including Baking, Business Acumen, Business Retail, Business Trends, Cake/Cookie Decorating, Cannabis in Baking, Food Safety and Sanitation, Formulation, Plant Operations and Automation/Maintenance, Sales and Marketing, Sustainability, Tortilla, and Workforce, there is something for everyone in the baking industry. 

In addition to formal education, there are many exciting features, each uniquely designed to provide attendees with actionable takeaways ready to be applied to your baking business. “Returning features include the very popular Retail Bakers of America (RBA) Bakers Center, the Artisan Marketplace, BEST in Baking industry awards, the Great American Pie Festival, Innovation Showcase, and the Pizza Information Center,” informed IBIE 2022 chairman, Dennis Gunnell.

Additionally, attendees can get inspired as six teams of elite professional cake decorators challenge each other to a contest of imagination, artistry and skill during Creative Cake Decorating Competition, one of baking’s most prestigious competitions.

Discover industry innovation on the exhibit floor 

With nearly 1,000 exhibitors, attendees will discover the baking industry’s newest advances from leading manufacturers and suppliers – all in one place. 

Connect with product experts and get hands-on demos to understand how the latest baking technology, ingredients and packaging can impact your business. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your efficiency, improve your operations, and boost your bottom line.

Connect with fellow baking professionals

“Another big perk will be networking,” remarked Jorge Zarate, IBIE 2022 vice chairman. “Since we’ve been apart from each other for a long period of time, the networking is going to bring rich, new ideas. It’s a great opportunity for us to share how we’re tackling challenges, not just in America but also in Europe and Asia.” 

Indeed, the industry is eager to get together after three years apart, and there is no better place to come together than IBIE 2022. One particularly fun opportunity to connect with your baking mates is Duff Goldman’s performance with his cover band Foie Grock. Grab a pint, and rock out to alternative rock hits from bands such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, the Kinks, the Beatles, the Clash and more. The 2022 IBIE’s Rockin’ Pint is presented by AB Mauri and takes place on 19 September from 5-6pm and is free for Baking ExpoTM participants.

Register today! 

Owned by the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), and supported by the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), all proceeds from this non-profit event are invested back into the grain-based food industry.

Register today, and get ready to be inspired while advancing your business at this year’s IBIE. For more information, including how to register and book a hotel, visit:

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