The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) has officially opened a call for speakers for its upcoming education program. The education program begins Oct. 8 and continues through IBIE, Oct. 8-11, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Known as the Baking Expo that brings together the entire grain-based food industry, IBIE is seeking professional speakers, business experts, cake decorators and other industry professionals who have expert knowledge about the baking industry to leverage their unique insights in informative, hands-on and leading-edge sessions.

IBIE 2016’s educational program will cover industry challenges and provide solutions to elevate baking professionals, while helping their businesses thrive. The IBIE educational program is backed by the American Bakers Association (ABA), Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA), Retail Bakers of America (RBA), Bread Bakers Guild of America, Tortilla Industry Association (TIA), AIB International, Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA) and more to be announced.

The only event in the U.S. to showcase all of the latest baking technology, IBIE assembles the complete array of equipment, ingredient, supply and business solutions for baking professionals. IBIE will offer cake-decorating demonstrations, as well as cover a wide range of topics, including retail and commercial baking trends, food safety and sanitation matters, and baking equipment developments.

“This show brings together over 20,000 professionals from across the globe, and we understand that in this industry, there is a lot we can learn from each other,” says Andrea Henderson, education task force chair of IBIE. “In 2013, IBIE had more than 70 sessions, and we expect to bring in even more great content and speakers in 2016. Receiving a dynamic range of speakers and proposals for the 2016 show will help build an interactive educational program that offers insights across the entire baking industry spectrum.”

Those interested are welcome to propose topics such as new technology, working with millennials, marketing technology specific to the baking industry, the healthy eating movement or a topic related to the applicant’s specific expertise.

For more information or to submit a proposal to speak at IBIE 2016, visit