Industry conferences and expositions are a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, network with other industry professionals, and get ideas for future capital investments. Whether you are looking to attend workshops about trends in the industry or looking for vendors of used industrial ovens, expos offer a chance to mix and connect with other industrial bakery owners, equipment manufacturers, related service providers, and industry thought leaders. One such event, the Industrial Baking Industry Exposition occurs every three years and brings together the best in the field.
What to expect as an attendee
Hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 8-11 in 2019, the Expo Hall promises to be filled with vendors from all corners of the industrial baking industry. In the massive hall, there will be hundreds of booths with teams from baking equipment and technology companies, baked goods ingredient purveyors, packing and materials systems providers, refrigeration and sanitation equipment companies, and even businesses providing transportation and distribution services. Attendees can anticipate seeing recognizable and trusted brands such as Mecatherm industrial bakery equipment, Rademaker, Koenig, and United Bakery Equipment. In addition, IBIE continues its partnership with Sosland Publishing to host the Innovation Showcase. In 2016, the showcase featured new production line technologies, bakery best practices tools, sustainable production systems, and alternative ingredients to meet new market demands.
What to expect as an exhibitor
While IBIE is easily positioned as the largest baking industry exposition in the western hemisphere, it is increasingly attracting participants from all over the world. Of the anticipated 23,000 industry professionals in attendance, thirty percent hail from international markets in more than 100 countries. For exhibitors, this is a great opportunity to initiate or expand their global reach. Most attendees come to IBIE looking for new products, technologies, and business relationships, and exhibitors can capitalize on this through product display and demonstration at booths and networking around the Expo Hall and educational workshops.
What to expect from IBIEducate
An equally important component of IBIE’s offerings is the IBIEducate Program. From September 7th through 11th, there will be over 100 educational sessions aimed to showcase industry innovators, share best practices, deepen expertise through focused trainings, and overall connect professionals in a discussion of baking industry opportunities and challenges. The sessions are organized into specialized tracks, and cover topics ranging from food safety best practices to talent management to cake decorating certification.
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