The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) provides a selection of vendors, resources and education to cater to the specific needs of baking industry professionals.
Now, it offers two new Artisan Marketplaces, Crafted by Puratos and the Bread Bakers Guild of America (BBGA). These interactive, innovative marketplaces will provide personalized experiences for artisan bakers looking to hone their skills, make connections, and grow their businesses as well as wholesale bakers looking to capitalize on this growing trend.
The IBIE Artisan Marketplace Crafted by Puratos will give artisan bakers a comprehensive destination to celebrate the history and art of specialty baked goods. Within the Marketplace, Puratos will feature The Sourdough Experience, which includes hands-on demonstrations and workshops, as well as a virtual tour of, and actual samples from their Sourdough Library in Belgium, the only library of its kind in the world. Puratos will also feature their MyBreaD program, offering attendees the opportunity to select their own ingredients for creating a personalized loaf of artisan bread that can be picked up in the Marketplace just hours later.
In the IBIE Artisan Marketplace Crafted by Bread Bakers Guild of America, attendees will find a uniquely designed environment inspired by the California Wine Country. The Marketplace will focus on engaging bakers through live demonstrations with a full lineup of expert-led content running every hour from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily throughout the duration of the expo. The speaker roster features renowned bakers, including:
- Stanley Ginsberg – Author: “The Rye Baker” and “Inside the Jewish Bakery”
- Craig Ponsford – Artisan Baking Center; Ponsford’s Place; Baking Team USA 1996
- Leslie Mackie – Macrina Bakery; Author: “Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery” and “More From Macrina Bakery”
- Ciril Hitz – Johnson & Wales University; Baking Team USA 2002: Author: “Baking Artisan Breads” and “Baking Artisan Breads and Pastries
- Lauren Haas – Johnson & Wales University
- Martin Philip – King Arthur Flour; Author: “Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey in 75 Recipes”
“IBIE is committed to showcasing industry trends such as the artisan baking movement by developing show features that provide attendees an innovative, hands-on experience. We’re particularly excited for these new Artisan Marketplaces because the learning opportunities will enhance attendees’ experience and leave bakers inspired and poised for success,” said Joe Turano, IBIE chair.
Attendees at IBIE 2019 will also find a dedicated track of sessions in the IBIEducate program, ranging from AIB International’s presentation on scaling up artisan bakery products, to hands-on workshops taught by Julien Otto from the French Pastry School during the dedicated day of education on Saturday, September 7. Additionally, the exhibit hall offers opportunities for bakers to discover new equipment and ingredient solutions, establish relationships with key vendors, and meet with suppliers that cater to the artisan baking market.
IBIE gathers everyone in the global grain-based food industry by presenting a broad range of solutions and experiences, allowing for each specific market to connect with the key innovations, people, and ideas that present the biggest opportunities for success.