IBIE 2022: The Baking World Assembles

As the largest, most comprehensive baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere, IBIE (Sept 17-22, 2022 in Las Vegas) brings a plethora of show features that really can’t be missed. At the Baking Expo™, the excitement of competition, compelling displays of creativity, industry awards, and networking events are ALL BAKED IN, as the show organizers put it. These inspiring forums and events create a world of opportunities for conversations with peers and connections with new contacts.

This Year’s Highlights


Back by popular demand, the state-of-the-art Artisan Marketplace crafted by Puratos will return to this year’s Expo. This interactive, innovative marketplace is a hub for unique experiences and exceptional learning opportunities for bakers looking to hone their skills, make connections, and walk away inspired for growth in every aspect of their business. With expert-led demos and talks celebrating all things craft, whether it be bread, pastry, or chocolate — there’s no shortage of excitement here.


Through these awards, the organizers and their partners recognize suppliers & bakeries committed to positive transformation in the industry. Since 2010 this program has been focused on celebrating those who’ve made notable achievements in sustainability. Over the years, the award categories have been expanded to honor leaders among the array of initiatives of the global baking industry is invested in. Topics include sustainability, workforce development, sanitation, product innovation, and two new categories in 2022: plant efficiency and automation/robotics.

Location: North Hall | Booth #5847


Creativity takes center stage as six teams of elite professional cake decorators challenge each other to a contest of imagination, artistry and skill during one of baking’s most prestigious competitions. Pillsbury’s Creative Cake Decorating Competition consists of four categories: wedding cake, rolled fondant, sculpted, and a hyper-realistic category, “Everything is Cake”. A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winners and announce the results at the awards ceremony.

Location: North Hall | Booth #5847


As a novelty in 2022, the Cannabis Central Pavilion, powered by Cannabis Products, will not only provide a centralized location for bakers to connect with suppliers of products and services for this booming market segment. This bustling pavilion will be a must-see, show-floor destination for those interested in learning about the unique business challenges and opportunities in the cannabis baked goods space. Visitors can catch relevant education sessions and expert-led demos and receive advice from notable thought-leaders in the field.

Location: North Hall | Booth #7547


IBIE puts baking’s newest advances on full display in one efficient, state-of-the-art center of innovation. Attendees can browse the Innovation Showcase, located in the Convention Center Lobby, to see new products and technology that would equip their operation for the future. The showcase includes Ingredients, Equipment, Packaging and Safety products never before seen at IBIE.

Location: Paradise Bridge | Between North and West Halls


In partnership with the American Pie Council, IBIE presents The Great American Pie Festival. Taste-test to your heart’s content at this activity-filled section of the show floor, where visitors will find a variety of ready-made pies crafted with different cutting, filling and baking equipment. Expo-goers are in for a treat, buyers for supermarkets or restaurants can shop around, and suppliers can assess the final products made with their ingredients or equipment.

Location: North Hall | Booth #6360


A series of 20-minute presentations from industry, health and trend experts. These sessions will be hosted over the course of four days and topics will focus on grain-foods industry issues, consumer concerns and the future of food.

Location: North Hall | Booth #5847


This new show feature is focused on food safety and sanitation, both ever-critical topics for the industry. Visitors can discover solutions from trusted partners who specialize in sanitation at this dedicated area in the West Hall. While many suppliers at IBIE offer products and equipment that assist with this matter, this pavilion provides a central hub of such companies in one convenient location.

Location: West Hall | Multiple Booths


Attendees who currently offer pizza or are considering adding it to their offerings (frozen or fresh) will have the opportunity to learn from pizza experts who will share knowledge on best practices, recipes, food costs, growth rates, consumer trends, the state of the industry and more. 

Location: North Hall | Booth #7639


For the first time, the Tiptree World Bread Awards USA will take place at the Baking Expo™ to celebrate exceptional loaves. There are 15 award categories covering an array of bread products from baguettes and bagels to sourdough and flatbread. Aside from product categories, there are three specialty awards: Tiptree Show Stopper, Home Baker, and the People’s Choice Award.

Open to entries now through September 4. Judging will occur on the show floor at IBIE 2022, and winners presented at the award ceremony. This new show feature will also host baking demos from previous award recipients.

Location: North Hall | Booth #6346

You can read the rest of this article in the Fall issue of Asia Pacific Baker & Biscuit magazine, which you can access by clicking here

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