The IBIEEducate program for the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) is its largest education program to date and the broadest offering in the industry. More than 100 sessions are designed to deliver fresh, forward-thinking perspectives on business, marketing, and creativity for the baking industry at IBIE 2019 on September 7-11 in Las Vegas.
“As the industry’s most important gathering, IBIE’s goal is to provide education that truly benefits attendees and gives them the tools they need to drive their businesses forward,” says Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “Education remains one of the primary reasons to attend a trade event. IBIEducate gives attendees more than 100 tailored sessions to participate in during the show—the largest education program IBIE has ever offered, and with a new full day dedicated to learning prior to show opening, IBIE is building on an industry leading offering.”
The new full day of learning will occur on Saturday, September 7. Hands-on workshops will be taught by such esteemed professionals as Julien Otto from the French Pastry School and cake decorator certification classes will be taught by Mike Terry and Bronwen Weber, who has appeared on The Food Network. The speaker roster includes some of the industry’s leading thought leaders and influencers, including Jorg Amsler, Jory Downer, Emily Ellyn, Ciril Hitz, Nicholas Lodge, Jacquy Pfeiffer, and Peter Yuen.
Classes have been broken into specialized tracks to deliver the latest techniques and cutting-edge trends that inspire creativity and increase sales. The comprehensive program covers topics across the entire business and baking spectrum including business management and marketing, hands-on cake and pastry decorating, artisan and specialty foods, and much more.
Some of the unique topics that will be covered at this year’s event include:
- Baking with Edible Cannabis
- Branding & Social Media: Skills for Growing Your Retail Bakery
- Fresh Floral Designs for Cakes
- It Takes More Than Bread to Win in the Bakery Business
- Oil Solutions that Meet Functionality Needs and Consumer Demand
- The Science of Artisan Bread Making
- There’s Money in the Air! Airbrush Techniques Class
IBIE is also supporting education programs co-located at IBIE including RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners workshop, featuring industry leaders like Raul Porto Jr. of Porto’s Bakery Café and other Certified Master Bakers, who share tricks of the trade and Q & A sessions. Another learning opportunity will take place at the RBA Bakers Center, presented by Bundy Baking Solutions, which is on the trade show floor and features three stages with demos led by exhibitors and celebrity bakers, including “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro.