The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), which took place in Las Vegas from September 17-21, welcomed the industry and close to 20,000 professionals after a three-year hiatus from events. Over the four-day expo, attendees flooded the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, looking for the latest equipment, ingredient and supply solutions from more than 800 industry suppliers.
IBIE 2022 brought an international flair like never before, with the number of international bakers increasing 34 percent over the 2019 edition. These attendees hailed from more than 105 countries and made up more than 27 percent percent of baker attendance, with the largest participation from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, and El Salvador—and a record-setting delegation from Mexico.
“IBIE 2022 has exceeded all expectations,” says Dennis Gunnel, IBIE chairman. “The Baking Expo has a long history of championing innovation aimed at the changing needs of our bakers—from the advancements on the show floor and IBIEducate presentations to the high-quality buyers walking the aisles. During a time when trade events are getting a fraction of their pre-pandemic participation, our industry showed up.”
Among the show features were more than 100 expert-led education sessions, two new pavilions (one focused on sanitation and the other on cannabis as an ingredient), a live musical performance from Duff Goldman and his chef-led rock band, Foie Grock, the Retail Bakers of America’s 21st Annual Pillsbury Baker’s Plus Grand Champion Creative Decorating Competition, the Tiptree World Bread Awards (taking place at IBIE for the first time), the BEST in Baking awards and so much more.
Take a look at some of the scenes from IBIE 2022 in our latest slideshow.