WASHINGTON — Registration is now open for the 2016 International Baking Industry Exposition scheduled for Oct. 8-11, 2016, in Las Vegas. Event organizers report 85% of the show floor was sold a year ahead of the triennial event. The American Bakers Association, BEMA and the Retail Bakers of America sponsor I.B.I.E., which brings together equipment, supply and ingredient companies in more than 700,000 square feet of exhibit space. For more information on registering, visit www.ibie2016.com.
“The emphasis placed on increasing international attendance over the past show cycles continues to grow with new and stronger strategic partnerships,” said Michael Cornelis, I.B.I.E. chairman. “In 2013, 26% of our total attendance consisted of international attendees.”
To increase international presence in the 2016 I.B.I.E., committee representatives met with 11 international delegations at the 2015 iba in September in Munich, Germany. The delegates represented such countries as South Africa, Brazil, China, Italy and Germany. I.B.I.E. also has had a presence at MOBAC in Tokyo and Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.