As the largest, most comprehensive baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere, the Baking Expo™ there is never a dull moment with these can’t-miss events. The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) 2022 will offer the excitement of competition, compelling displays of creativity and acrobatics, industry awards, networking events and more. These inspiring forums and events create a world of opportunities for conversations with peers and connections with new contacts. After years of cancelled events, we’re all eager to come back together at IBIE, to be inspired, to see colleagues, to learn, to discover the latest innovations etc.
IBIE will be held Sept. 18-21, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with a full day of education on the Sept. 17. Registration for the triennial event is available online and now through March 8 attendees can save up to 40% on their expo hall pass. To learn more about exhibiting, contact Exhibits@BakingExpo.com. Interested parties can then access the online exhibit application and contract, submit a deposit and select booth choices. Exhibit space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Back by popular demand: state-of-the-art Artisan Marketplaces, filled with offerings that feed your passion and creativity in a growing market. These interactive, innovative marketplaces are hubs for unique experiences and exceptional learning opportunities for bakers looking to hone their skills, make connections and walk away inspired for growth in every aspect of their business. Here you’ll find content curated for artisan and retail bakers, including special tastings, Q&A sessions with leading experts and demonstrations from Certified Master Bakers.
CREATIVE CAKE DECORATING COMPETITION
Creativity takes center stage, as six teams of elite professional cake decorators, challenge each other to a contest of imagination, artistry and skill during one of baking’s most prestigious competitions. RBA’s Creative Cake Decorating Competition consists of four categories: wedding cake, rolled fondant, sculpted, and a “surprise” category. Decorators may apply for the competition via the IBIE website beginning March 1, 2022.
IBIE’s world-class educational program offers the latest techniques and cutting-edge trends to inspire your creativity and increase your sales. IBIEducate sessions are presented by The French Pastry School, Bread Bakers Guild of America, American Society of Baking and other leaders. Choose from 100+ sessions, demos and hands-on workshops covering the hottest topics across the entire professional baking spectrum. Discover the expert insights you need to take your bakery to the next level at the largest baking event education program in the world. Programming and sessions details will be available online in March.
In partnership with Sosland Publishing, IBIE’s Innovation Showcase debuts the newest products and technology that can enhance your operations, all on display in one efficient, state-of-the-art center. Entries include Ingredients, Equipment, Packaging and Safety products that have not exhibited at any previous IBIE event.
The expo provides a forum for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their solutions to thousands of baking professionals from around the world, debut their innovations and form meaningful connections across all segments of the grain-based foods industry. The 2022 event will be the first time this global audience has come together since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our industry has faced many new challenges since the last Baking Expo™, including supply chain issues and ingredient shortages related to the coronavirus crisis. We’re hearing from attendees, suppliers and manufacturers who are ready to reconnect, to share how they’ve navigated common issues and to get back to doing businesses in person. There is a real need for collaboration and problem solving that can only be accomplished face-to-face. We’re excited to provide an opportunity for our community to engage in that discovery and relationship building after such a transformative time,” says Dennis Gunnell, IBIE Chair.