The Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event returns in 2019, and is expected to be bigger than ever. The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will take place September 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and registration for the event has officially opened.

Over the past decade, IBIE has experienced a 65 percent increase in attendance and is on track to sell out the show floor. An enlarged expo floor plan will host more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing the latest in automation/technology, ingredients, and industry trends across the vertical supply chain for every role and every segment of the grain-based food industry.

New for 2019 is IBIEducate, a full day of education on September 7, one day prior to the exhibit hall opening. Attendees can dedicate a full day to targeted education, designed to deliver valuable ideas and strategies to improve bakery products, optimize production and support business growth. Additionally, IBIEducate offers more classroom sessions, hands-on sessions, technical sessions, and business sessions focused on management and marketing topics. Each session can be purchased individually or as part of the all-new ‘All Access Pass’ that grants unlimited access to all sessions.

Two all-new artisan marketplaces presented by Bread Bakers Guild of America and Puratos will introduces show elements specifically produced to support the growth of the artisan and specialty market segment.

“The IBIE Committee has been working hard to ensure we’re delivering maximum value to IBIE attendees at every step of their show experience and along the industry supply chain—whether they’re walking the show floor looking for the latest advancements or attending a hands-on demonstration in one of our new artisan marketplaces,” says Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “Unlike smaller events, IBIE is the complete solution for our industry, produced by our industry. We continue to push the boundaries to ensure we’re advancing the grain-based food industry as a whole through the diverse and cutting-edge offerings that can be found at IBIE.”