10 Jan Press Release: IBIE 2025 Kicks Off Exhibit Space Sales in Q1
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January 10, 2024
IBIE 2025 KICKS OFF EXHIBIT SPACE SALES IN Q1
Earlier schedule reinstates pre-COVID timeline
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 10, 2024) — For the first time in the show’s history, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) — known as the Baking Expo™ and the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry event — will combine both rounds of its Priority Space Selection and application process into one streamlined space assignment process for members of American Bakers Association, BEMA and Retail Bakers of America, as well as renewing IBIE 2022 exhibitors. This change makes the booth reservation process more efficient for the event’s most loyal supporters while allowing for an expanded sales cycle for all. Qualifying companies will be invited to submit applications between January 16 – February 13, 2024, in order to participate in Priority Space Selection, during which members of ABA, BEMA, and RBA will select booth space first, with 2022 Exhibitors to follow utilizing a priority points system.
This year’s Q1 date for the start of space sales also marks the official return to a pre-COVID timeline, enabling General Space Selection for the full supplier community to open earlier than ever before on February 14. The shift ensures more companies across the grain-based food industry supply chain can participate and buyers can find the robust array of equipment, ingredients, supplies and business solutions the triennial event is known for.
“The vast majority of our exhibitors reaffirm their commitment with every event,” said IBIE Chairman Jorge Zarate. “This resounding endorsement speaks volumes about the robust buyer engagement and exceptional return on investment IBIE consistently delivers. We are honored by this strong vote of confidence from our exhibitors and remain dedicated to providing a platform that fosters meaningful connections and propels our industry forward.”
IBIE 2025 follows a 2022 gathering that exceeded all expectations despite pandemic travel challenges and conditions, with a 25% increase in baker participation. Over 800 exhibitors — including 200 new to IBIE — showcased 6.25 million pounds of technology, equipment and supplies for participants from more than 105 countries.
High demand for the innovations showcased at IBIE 2022 resulted in a 34% increase in international buyer attendance and exhibitors saying it generated the most global connections to date. With the greatest number of international bakers coming from Brazil, Canada, Columbia, El Salvador and a record-setting delegation from Mexico, non-U.S. attendees represented more than a quarter of the audience on-site.
The Baking Expo™ provides a forum for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their solutions to thousands of baking professionals from around the world, debut their innovations and build relationships across all segments of the grain-based foods industry. It has been recognized as one of the Fastest 50 Growing U.S. Trade Shows and consistently ranked in Top-100 lists for the past decade, including Tradeshow Executive’s Gold 100.
Manufacturers and suppliers interested in exhibiting at IBIE 2025 can take advantage of a convenient, bundled package with surprise-free pricing, consisting of complimentary lead retrieval, unlimited material handling and options to ship booth materials either to the advance warehouse or show site directly.
IBIE 2025 will be held September 14-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more about exhibiting, contact Exhibits@BakingExpo.com.
IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA), the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) and the Retail Bakers of America (RBA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry’s largest, most comprehensive trade event in the Western Hemisphere. A “working show,” where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in 1,000,000 gross square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 14-17, 2025, with a full day of education on September 13.