IBIE is a non-profit event produced by the International Baking Industry Exposition, LLC and supported by the American Bakers Association (ABA), Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America. Founded in 1920 by ABA and BEMA, IBIE provides an important forum for connecting bakers with suppliers, showcasing innovations and exchanging professional knowledge. Proceeds from the show are invested back into the grain-based food industry.
IBIE is jointly sponsored by the American Bakers Association, BEMA and the Retail Bakers of America:
American Bakers Association
ABA is a voluntary trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the wholesale baking industry before the United States Congress, state legislatures, and international regulatory authorities. Formed in 1897, ABA tackles key issues on behalf of grain-based foods and initiates key reforms to make positive impacts on the industry; ABA is committed to promoting public policy that is in the best interest of the baking industry.
BEMA is an international trade association representing bakery and food equipment manufacturers, companies that provide ingredients, packaging materials and vehicles, and service providers including publishers, consultants, installers and financial services. Formed in 1918, BEMA is dedicated to furthering the professionalism of its members with programs that enhance communications and promote technological advancement, education, safety, sanitation, marketing and good manufacturing practices.
Retail Bakers of America
The Retail Bakers of America (RBA) is a not-for-profit trade association committed to improving the operation and profitability of retail bakeries. Founded in 1918, RBA helps to foster the community of retail bakeries by providing a forum for exchange of industry and business information, as well as networking, learning opportunities and mentoring among future and existing bakers.