The largest event for the grain-based foods industry in the Western Hemisphere is jointly owned and produced by BEMA and the American Bakers Association (ABA), with support from the Retail Bakers of America (RBA). Held in Las Vegas every three years, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) brings together all segments of the supply chain and professional baking community to fuel the next generation of bakers, promote economic growth, educate and advance the future of baking. All proceeds from this nonprofit event are invested back into the industry.
Known as a “working show,” where millions of dollars of business are conducted daily, IBIE connects the global baking ecosystem, showcasing the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions, plus new baking technology in 1 million square feet of space.
Today, IBIE is the premier event for BEMA members.
Receive exclusive member benefits for exhibiting at IBIE, including advance placement on the show floor. Every year of membership in ABA, BEMA and/or RBA earns you priority points that entitle you to participate in Round 1 of the selection process, reserved for members only.
Our upcoming show in 2022 is one you won’t want to miss. After the world (and the world of business) being in flux for so long, the global grain-based foods industry will be hungry for in-person interactions between buyers and suppliers, new innovations and fresh products that help get us all back on track. With its long-standing reputation as the place to see and buy the latest and greatest solutions, IBIE is primed to be exhibitors’ most efficient opportunity to reconnect with their target audience and generate profitable leads.
do not attend any other trade shows.
approve, specify or recommend purchases.
are focused on discovering new products and services.
is from outside the U.S., representing over 100 countries.
Looking for an exhibitor booth discount? Members save up to 30% on every square foot of space! BEMA members also receive exclusive priority space selection and 25% off attendee registration versus the nonmember rate. Click here to see the new floorplan.
IBIEducate is the world’s largest baking industry event education program, offering sessions on the latest insights on market trends, automation, sanitation, workforce development, business management and so much more. BEMA is focused on offering cutting-edge education to advance the industry and, as such, we lead several sessions at the expo. This includes the keystone course, the BEMA-U Transformational Leadership Workshop. New sessions will be announced for 2022 soon—but here are just a few examples of the sessions we provided at IBIE 2019:
The roots of IBIE—also known as Baking Expo™—took hold in the Roaring ‘20s, amid the prosperity of the post-World War I period. Sliced bread was just hitting the shelves, toasters and bread mixers were taking America by storm, and the first gas-fired ovens were replacing coal stoves in professional kitchens, helping the bakery industry rise to prominence. In 1920, just two years after BEMA was formed, the association called the industry together for a national exposition at Atlantic City’s Million Dollar Pier, and the idea for an annual gathering was born. ABA joined BEMA as a co-sponsor of the event was joined by ABA in 1949, as extruders debuted to streamline production and factories shifted focus to meet growing consumer demand spurred by the post-World War II boom.