Proposals to speak must be submitted by April 20.

WASHINGTON — Industry professionals will have the chance to present best practices, provide hands-on demonstrations and share the latest trend and technical research with more than 23,000 grain-based foods professionals at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). The show is currently accepting proposals to speak at the event scheduled for Sept. 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas.

The show’s education program, IBIEducate, will offer more than 90 sessions of targeted educational opportunities for attendees in every role and every segment of the baking industry. IBIE’s comprehensive program will be offered in specialized tracks and address trends and topics across a spectrum of industry needs. There also will be a full day of education on Sept. 7, 2019, to respond to requests made by attendees and stakeholders, said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. 

Speaker candidates will be asked to leverage their unique insights and skills to present in classroom sessions in creative and engaging ways. Session topics may include automation technology; cannabis edibles for bakery; food safety and sanitation; hands-on skills in artisan baking, pastry and decorating; marketing skills for retail businesses; new ingredients and production trends; retail trends; and workforce hiring, training and retention. IBIE is open to considering proposals on any fresh, relevant topics in the baking industry as well.

Industry professionals are encouraged to submit a proposal on the IBIE web site by April 20, 2018.