The 2019 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE)—the most comprehensive event in the Western Hemisphere for the grain-based food industry—recently wrapped up its largest show to date in Las Vegas. From September 7 to 11, over 20,000 baking industry professionals from around the world met with nearly 1,000 exhibitors—237 new to IBIE—on the largest show floor in IBIE’s 100-year history. Baker participation increased nearly 10 percent over the 2016 IBIE.
Much of the growth has come from international markets with attendees hailing from more than 100 countries and making up nearly 30 percent of the total attendance, with the largest participation from Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Japan and Mexico.
See above for a slideshow wrap-up of snack, baking, and equipment companies that attended this year.