For the majority of the trade visitors, who came from more than 170 countries, the search for novelties was on top of the list of their expectations regarding iba 2015 in Munich, Germany. This wish was fulfilled according to the survey. 95.2 percent gave the top marks “good or excellent” in this regard. New products and lots of inspirations for everyday business in all areas of the industry, among them production technology, packaging, logistics, raw materials, energy, hygiene, shop fitting, snacks, coffee, marketing and sales concepts awaited the professional audience. iba managed to convince the visitors with a complete range of products, presented in Munich by the 1,309 exhibitors from 57 different countries. 95 percent of those asked stated that the exhibiting firms guaranteed a complete industry overview.
The 23rd iba ended with more than 77,500 trade visitors – an increase of ten percent compared to 2012. The 1,309 exhibitors enjoyed the success. In a visitors survey more than half the visitors stated they had completed sales transactions at the trade fair. According to this, the total volume of orders placed in the six days of the fair reached 1.3 billion euro. The high number of contracts concluded was one of the reasons for the positive verdict on the fair by the exhibitors: 87.4 percent of the firms judged iba as very successful.
Both exhibitors and visitors greeted the offers placed on iba 2015 for the first time by the trade fair organizers GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH with great approval. The specially designated areas SnackTrendS (87.7 percent), COFFEEWORLD (86.6 per cent) and Packaging Area (81.7 percent) received “good or excellent” in their very first appearance. The new orientation tools for the twelve exhibition halls, the HandwerksGuide (“guide to the artisan bakeries”) and the SnackGuide were also well received by the trade visitors.
Trade fairs are considered the engines for industries and provide meaningful economic trend forecasts. If you believed the barometer of public opinion carried out among the visitors at iba, there is nothing stopping the positive development of the baking industry. The vast majority (82.6 percent) estimates the economic situation of their industrial sector to be “good to excellent“. According to this, the estimation is significantly more optimistic than at iba 2013 (75.7 percent).
The next iba will take place from 15 to 20 September 2018 in Munich.