The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event—has opened IBIE 2019 booth space selection to all companies in the grain-based food industry. Following advanced space sales to sponsoring association members and 2016 exhibitors, the show floor is already 81 percent sold and remaining space is anticipated to sell quickly.
This comes after a record-setting IBIE 2016, where the exhibit hall was completely sold out and as a result, the event was recognized by Trade Show Executive magazine as one of the Fastest 50 Growing U.S. Trade Shows and one of the Gold 100 largest shows in the U.S. IBIE provides a forum for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their equipment, supply and ingredient solutions to 23,000+ baking professionals from around the world, debut their new technologies and innovation, and build meaningful business relationships across all segments of the grain-based food industry.
“With a 65 percent increase in attendance over the past decade, IBIE is undoubtedly experiencing an exciting growth trajectory,” said Joe Turano, IBIE Chair. “As plans come together for IBIE 2019, not only can attendees anticipate 1,000+ exhibitors in a sold-out show floor, but they can also look forward to a most valuable and unique experience that covers a diverse range of products and trends representative of the baking community—from artisan to wholesale, pizza to snacks and all specialties in between.”
IBIE will be held September 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a full day of IBIEducate on September 7. Interested manufacturers and suppliers are encouraged to visit www.IBIE2019.com/become-an-exhibitor and complete the Space Application and Contract to reserve their booth.
IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event. A “working show,” where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in 700,000 net square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 8-11, 2019, with a full day IBIEducate on September 7.
Attendees include employees of: artisan and specialty bakeries, donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; and biscuit & cracker producers.
Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of: baking/food equipment and systems; ingredients, flavorings, spices & fillings; ingredient handling systems; packaging materials & systems; technology; sanitation equipment; transportation & distribution equipment; refrigeration equipment; and business services.