GHM, the iba's organizer, is now offering a new service: exhibitors and visitors can now entrust the handling and coordination of their iba visit to GHM's service partner, "Perfect Meeting." The company deals with hotel room bookings for entire groups, manages reservations and cancellations, deals with booking amendments, and, if requested by the visitor, also organizes their reception, their accommodation, and transfer to the trade fair grounds. The service provider is also available as a point of contact for the entire duration of the stay via a 24-hour hotline. The new service can be accessed via the iba website. The client enters the relevant information into an online form - number and type of rooms, hotel type, location, facilities, and the desired price per night - and subsequently receives an individual quote from "Perfect Meeting." It is also possible for the company to check existing reservations and potentially find more suitable accommodation. More information about the new service is available at

Building Starts for New Conference Center

A few weeks ago, building works for a new conference center and the new halls C5 and C6 at Fairground Messe München started. Their completion is scheduled for 2018, the year of iba.

"The new conference area will open up new possibilities for the trade fair and its exhibitors," says Dieter Dohr, Chairman of the Management Board of GHM. Ultimately, the development will result in state-of-the-art, multipurpose rooms becoming available in the eastern side of the trade fair grounds, offering space for conferences and meetings with up to 1,000 participants. In 2018, the iba summit, the international congress for the global baking industry, will take place in the new conference center with a number of high-profile speakers.  

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