IBIE Offers the Largest Baking Educational Program

IBIEducate program this year includes more than 100 sessions at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), September 7-11.

Designed to deliver a fresh, forward-thinking perspective on retail business, marketing, and creativity, IBIEducate offers every role and every segment opportunities to learn, the organizers say. Targeted sessions are designed to allow attendees to gain valuable ideas and techniques to perfect their craft, further their passion, and increase sales.

Additionally, IBIE announces a newly implemented day of learning—Saturday, September 7. Tailored sessions will provide artisan, cake and retail bakers the curated tools they need to enhance and grow their businesses. The day will offer hands-on workshops taught by Julien Otto from the French Pastry School and cake decorator certification classes taught by Mike Terry and Bronwen Weber, who has appeared on The Food Network. Other courses include talent management classes with a concentration on acquiring, developing, and retaining staff.

“As the industry’s most important gathering, IBIE’s goal is to provide education that truly benefits attendees and gives them the tools they need to drive their businesses forward. Education remains one of the primary reasons to attend a trade event. IBIEducate gives attendees more than 100 tailored sessions to participate in during the show—the largest education program IBIE has ever offered, and with a new full day dedicated to learning prior to show opening, IBIE is building on an industry-leading offering,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force.

To ensure attendees receive a fresh perspective and gain leading-edge best practices and insights, classes have been broken into specialized tracks to deliver the latest techniques and cutting-edge trends that inspire creativity and increase sales. IBIE’s comprehensive program covers topics across the entire business and baking spectrum including business management and marketing, hands-on cake and pastry decorating artisan and specialty foods, and much more.

Forward-looking topics include:

  • Baking with Edible Cannabis
  • Branding & Social Media: Skills for Growing Your Retail Bakery
  • Fresh Floral Designs for Cakes
  • It Takes More Than Bread to Win in the Bakery Business
  • Oil Solutions that Meet Functionality Needs and Consumer Demand
  • The Science of Artisan Bread Making
  • There’s Money in the Air! Airbrush Techniques Class

Industry experts and innovators will lead the IBIEducate customized training sessions. With years of experience and varied backgrounds, each will share best practices and original perspectives, giving attendees collaborative opportunities to address industry challenges and discover opportunities. The speaker roster includes some of the industry’s leading thought leaders and influencers, including Jorg Amsler, Jory Downer, Emily Ellyn, Ciril Hitz, Nicholas Lodge, Jacquy Pfeiffer, and Peter Yuen.

IBIE is also pleased to support education programs co-located at IBIE including RPIA’s Business of Baking for Beginners workshop, featuring industry leaders like Raul Porto Jr. of Porto’s Bakery Café and other Certified Master Bakers, who share tricks of the trade and Q & A sessions. Learning also continues outside of the classroom in the RBA Bakers Center, presented by Bundy Baking Solutions, which is on the trade show floor and features three stages with demos led by exhibitors and celebrity bakers, including “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro.

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