iba 2018 took place from September 15-20 in Munich, Germany, and included 1,373 exhibitors and 76,800 visitors. 

810 kg of flour was consumed at the competitions, and 789 participants took factory tours in Munich.

In addition, there were 1,776 "travelers" on the Virtual Bakery Tour, and 72 speechs at the iba speakers corner, 32 being on the topic of digitization.

Digital products were professionally exhibited at nearly every trade fair stand. Both exhibitors and trade visitors saw digital solutions and processes, new business models and product safety as the key developments for their sector. This was the result of a survey of the 1,373 exhibitors and 76,800 trade visitors. The bakers and confectioners surveyed particularly appreciated the 360-degree view of the future that only iba offers. As such, 94 percent of surveyed backers and confectioners considered their personal trade fair goal of collecting “information about new products” to be entirely achieved.

Click here to view our slideshow on the new equipment, ingredients and technology showcased at iba 2018.