Expos, shows, and events are now coming back to the industry as vaccinations and social distancing are being taken into higher consideration. Joining the fray is the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo™ and one of the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry events. IBIE is heading into the new year with ambitions to bring the grain-based food industry together again as it opened its 2022 booth space selection.
“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,” said Dennis Gunnell, IBIE Chair. “IBIE 2022 will be the first large-scale baking event held in person since 2019—and it will be an invaluable, unique experience that covers the current products and trends of our industry, as well as a chance to reunite and celebrate our successes.”
Following advanced space sales only available to sponsoring association member companies and 2019 exhibitors, the show floor is 80 percent sold and the remaining space is anticipated to fill quickly.
This comes after a record-setting 2019 event, where the exhibit hall sold out completely, despite a 10 percent increase in show floor space. Nearly 1,000 exhibitors (including 237 new to IBIE) and 7 million pounds of technology, equipment, and supplies were displayed across 430,850 net square feet. As a result, the event earned awards from Trade Show Executive magazine as one of the United States Gold 100 and weighed in at #26 on the Trade Show News Network’s Top 100 list.
According to the release, the triennial event 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.
Manufacturers and suppliers interested in being part of IBIE 2022 can take advantage of all-inclusive pricing, which consists of complimentary lead retrieval, unlimited material handling, and new options to ship booth materials either to the advance warehouse or to the show site directly. The bundled pricing package was brought back due to its popularity with 2019 exhibitors and allows for convenient, surprise-free budgeting.
IBIE will be held Sept. 18–21, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more about exhibiting, click here. 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.
Keep a tab open for Deli Market News as we take on the new year with events, updates, and meetings of the minds.