IBIE: A Lively Mix of Dynamic Show Ingredients
With over 1,000 leading manufacturers and suppliers across more than 700,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, dozens of demonstrations and interactive show features, the IBIE exposition floor is jam-packed with opportunities to preview the latest technologies, uncover new products and resources, track industry issues and trends, and inspire innovative ideas to benefit your business and improve your bottom line.
American Cake Decorating Demo Theater
Featuring daily demos for pastry chefs and culinary professionals, the American Cake Decorating Demo Theater provides creative ideas and practical tips from the experts that could be applied immediately to enhance and improve attendees own retail offerings.
B.E.S.T. in Baking Program
As part of a commitment to positive transformation in the world, the International Baking Industry Exposition, together with Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, recognizes suppliers that foster energy conservation, reduce water usage, decrease landfill waste, support healthy living and/or reduce the overall impact on the environment. Click here to learn more.
Fresh Take Talks
For the first time ever you can enjoy Fresh Take Talks, a series of brief, informative presentations that features influential thought leaders sharing their perspectives on consumer, nutrition and industry trends.
Global Cold Chain Alliance Pavilion
IBIE has partnered with the Global Cold Chain Alliance to align with the trend towards cold storage as it relates to construction, warehouse and transportation options for the baking industry. The cold storage industry has developed technologies and procedures to meet consumer demand for fresh food while making food safety the highest priority in tempering activities and complying with evolving government regulations. For bakers, this equates to greater potential benefits in terms of extending the shelf life of bakery products without a reduction in product quality, nutrition and appearance.
The Great American Pie Festival
The Great American Pie Festival is an activity-filled environment on the show floor featuring live entertainment, festival merchandise, free prizes and most importantly, a variety of ready-made pies available from baking manufacturers, giving expo-goers an opportunity to taste-test to their heart’s content.
Dive into emerging innovations on the horizon in this inspiring incubator for new trends. The Idea LAB houses the Innovation Spotlight Theater featuring expert presentations on the latest advances in baking and an “Ask the Experts” answer bar. In addition, the new Bakers’ Dozen Café within the Idea LAB provides an ideal setting to enjoy a variety of delicious menu items while networking with other industry professionals.
IBIE puts baking’s newest advances on full display in one efficient, state-of-the-art center of innovation. Attendees can browse the Innovation Showcase, located in the Convention Center Lobby, to see new products and technology that would equip their operation for the future. Entries include Ingredients, Equipment, Packaging and Safety products that have not exhibited at any previous IBIE event. Learn more.
PMQ Pizza Village
IBIE introduced pizza to the 2013 Baking Expo™ thanks to a partnership with PMQ Pizza Magazine. The PMQ Pizza Village is a unique town-hall style pavilion on the show floor featuring pizza-related exhibitors, competitions, demonstrations and more. In addition to exhibitors and industry experts, the PMQ Pizza Village also features a demo area to host the PMQ’s World Pizza Challenge and the Midwest Culinary and Acrobatic Trials where ‘Pizzathletes’ will compete in freestyle pizza acrobatics. See the list of 2016 winners here.
RBA’s 15th Annual Pillsbury Baker’s Plus Grand Champion Creative Decorating Competition
Creativity takes center stage when 6 teams of the country’s top professional cake decorators challenge each other in a contest of imagination, artistry and skill over a two-day period during one of baking’s most prestigious competitions. See a list of the 2016 winners here.
The ONE Demonstration Theatre by Revent
Catch FREE daily demos featuring expert pastry chefs and culinary professionals—and get creative ideas and practical tips that you can apply immediately to your own retail offerings.
RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners (BOB)
This all-day workshop is designed for people new to the bakery business. Attendees learn from five Certified Master Bakers, who share their tricks of the trade and answer all your questions. Tailored specifically for people with five years experience or less in the business.
TIA Technical Conference
Held in conjunction with IBIE, the Tortilla Industry Association’s cutting-edge technical program addresses operation skills, safety regulations, quality control, plant efficiency and best practices to capitalize on the baking industry’s fastest growing market segment.
Satin Ice Live Challenge
This new competition will bring together 6 teams of 3 professional decorators to construct and decorate a fairy tale themed cake on the show floor in only 6 hours. The winning team will be awarded a trip to the America’s Cake Fair hosted by Satin Ice in Orlando. IBIE attendees and exhibitors will also have a chance to win a trip to the Cake Fair (includes flight, hotel, and tickets to the Cake Fair and Sugar Art Fashion Show) as they visit the Satin Ice Show Cake that was first displayed at the 2015 Cake Fair in Orlando. The cake will be on display in the RBA Pillsbury Bakers Plus competition area. See the 2016 winners here.