For the first time in the show’s history, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will combine both rounds of its Priority Space Selection and application process into one streamlined space assignment process for members of American Bakers Association, BEMA and Retail Bakers of America, as well as renewing IBIE 2022 exhibitors.

This change makes the booth reservation process more efficient for the event’s most loyal supporters while allowing for an expanded sales cycle for all. Qualifying companies will be invited to submit applications between January 16 and February 13, 2024, in order to participate in Priority Space Selection, during which members of ABA, BEMA, and RBA will select booth space first, with 2022 Exhibitors to follow utilizing a priority points system.

This year’s Q1 date for the start of space sales also marks the official return to a pre-COVID timeline, enabling General Space Selection for the full supplier community to open earlier than ever before on February 14. The shift ensures more companies across the grain-based food industry supply chain can participate and buyers can find the robust array of equipment, ingredients, supplies and business solutions the triennial event is known for.

Priority Space Selection will take place on March 18-24, 2024, while General Space Selection will take place on April 1, 2024.

“The vast majority of our exhibitors reaffirm their commitment with every event,” says IBIE chairman Jorge Zarate. “This resounding endorsement speaks volumes about the robust buyer engagement and exceptional return on investment IBIE consistently delivers. We are honored by this strong vote of confidence from our exhibitors and remain dedicated to providing a platform that fosters meaningful connections and propels our industry forward.”

IBIE 2025 follows a 2022 gathering that exceeded all expectations despite pandemic travel challenges and conditions, with a 25 percent increase in baker participation. Over 800 exhibitors — including 200 new to IBIE — showcased 6.25 million pounds of technology, equipment and supplies for participants from more than 105 countries.

IBIE 2025 will be held September 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.