The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™, set for September 7-11, 2019, announces its largest education program to date and the broadest offering in the industry, with more than 100 sessions. Designed to deliver a fresh, forward-thinking perspective on business, operations, and creativity, IBIEducate offers every role and every segment opportunities to learn. Targeted sessions are designed to allow attendees to gain valuable ideas and strategies to develop and improve product, optimize production, and increase sales and profits.
Additionally, IBIE announces a newly implemented day of learning—Saturday, September 7th. Tailored sessions will provide attendees curated, business focused tools they need to enhance and grow their businesses. Courses will include talent management classes with a concentration on acquiring, developing, and retaining workforce and cultivating great leaders. The day will also offer hands-on workshops and interactive sessions designed for artisan and retail bakers.
“As the industry’s most important gathering, IBIE’s goal is to provide education that truly benefits attendees and gives them the tools they need to drive their businesses forward,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “Education remains one of the primary reasons to attend a trade event. IBIEducate gives attendees more than 100 tailored sessions to participate in during the show—the largest education program IBIE has ever offered, and with a new full day dedicated to learning prior to show opening, IBIE is building on an industry leading offering.”
To ensure attendees receive a fresh perspective and gain leading-edge best practices and insights, classes have been broken into specialized tracks to deliver valuable knowledge and solutions to enhance product, create process efficiencies, and increase sales. IBIE’s comprehensive program covers topics across the entire business spectrum including management and marketing, product development and formulations, plant operations, and much more. Forward-looking topics include:
- Applying Food Safety Best Practices to your Plant
- Automation Trends and Technology – Remote Maintenance
- Baking with Edible Cannabis
- Beyond the Label: The Clean Food Revolution
- Charting New Market Territory in Gut Health with Low FODMAP Ingredients
- Oil Solutions that Meet Functionality Needs and Consumer Demand
- Robotics-Based Packaging Systems are Simpler Than You Think
Industry experts and innovators will lead the IBIEducate customized training sessions. With years of experience and varied backgrounds, each will share best practices and original perspectives, giving attendees collaborative opportunities to address challenges and discover opportunities. The speaker roster includes leading thought leaders and influencers, including:
- Todd Boren, Managing Partner, MacArthur Companies
- Jonathan Davis, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, La Brea Bakery / Otis Spunkmeyer
- Robb Mackie, President & CEO, American Bakers Association
- Rick Oleshak, VP – Marketing, AB Mauri North America
- Dr. Jim Painter, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas-Houston
- Kathy Sargent, Strategic Innovation Director, Corbion
IBIE is also pleased to support education programs co-located at IBIE including the Tortilla Industry Association’s cutting-edge TIA Technical Conference addressing operations, safety, quality, plant efficiency and best practices to capitalize on the fast-growing tortilla market segment. Additionally, RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners workshop, featuring industry leaders like Raul Porto Jr. of Porto’s Bakery Café and other Certified Master Bakers, who share tricks of the trade and Q & A sessions.
A special thank you to all IBIEducate partners: AIB International, American Bakers Association, American Society of Baking, Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), Bread Bakers Guild of America, Grain Foods Foundation, and Retail Bakers of America.
To see the full IBIEducate program and to register, visit IBIE2019.com
IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event in the Western Hemisphere. A “working show,” where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in 700,000 net square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 8-11, 2019, with a full day of education on September 7.