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IBIE

the Pillsbury Baker's Plus Grand Champion cake
decorating contest, with the California Raisin
Marketing Board sponsoring the awards ceremony.
The World Chocolate Masters US national competition also took place and TLC brought in a TV crew
to capture these events live on the cable network.
IBIE grew ever larger. In 2013, it boasted 815 exhibitors (13% more than in 2010) that took up 19%
more square footage in the Las Vegas Convention
Center. Attendance grew, as well, to an estimated
21,000 baking professionals. Exhibitors highlighted
energy conservation, sanitary systems and food
safety as well as growing consumer interest in
organic and healthy foods. IBIE also introduced
the Innovation Showcase, organized by Sosland
Publishing Company.
Exhibitors brought in food celebrities such as
the "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro to lead in-booth
demonstrations, and the American Pie Council proYLGHGDSLHEXႇHW7KH3403L]]D9LOODJHVKRZHG
machinery and demonstrated the latest pizza
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Contest was held at IBIE. Plus, the 2013 show
added a mobile app for smartphone users.

The road ahead
The 2016 gathering again set new records for exhibition space (700,000 sq ft, up 28% from 2013),

exhibitors (more than 1,000 with 340 new to the
show) and visitors (a 9% increase over the previous
IBIE). The Innovation Showcase more than doubled
in number of participants. The first All-American
Tailgate Party gave attendees additional networking
time on opening day. One exhibitor pioneered with a
virtual reality tour of an operating bakery.
The 2019 show, in alignment with future BEMA
association goals, will focus heavily on education.
The IBIEducate program and BEMA-U will highlight the many opportunities to be included at upcoming shows. More than 90 educational sessions
are anticipate in 2019 and attendance is expected
to exceed 23,000.
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Buyers program, a function of the US Department of
Commerce. IBIE anticipates exhibitors and attendees from more than 100 countries at future shows,
accounting for more than 30% of total attendance.
That number is expected to grow in the future as IBIE
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Without exception, each Baking Expo and IBIE
exceeded the previous one in exhibitor participation and variety, in enriched educational opportunities and attendance from the US and abroad.
Looking to the future, Mr. Brown said the future is
bright for IBIE, and BEMA will work to highlight industry innovations for the next 100 years. BEMA

EXPO/IBIE TIMELINE

2019 marks the 18th Baking Expo, now called the International Baking Industry Exposition, of the modern era.

1949 - Oct. 15-20, Atlantic City
1955 - Oct. 1-5, Atlantic City
1961 - Oct. 7-12, Atlantic City
1967 - Oct. 7-12, Atlantic City
1973 - Oct. 13-18, Atlantic City
1977 - Oct. 8-13, Atlantic City

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1981 - Oct. 2-6, Las Vegas
1985 - Nov. 8-12, Las Vegas
1989 - Sept. 15-19, Las Vegas
1993 - Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Las Vegas
1997 - Sept. 22-26, Las Vegas
2001 - Sept. 10-14, Las Vegas

2004 - Aug. 15-18, Las Vegas
2007 - Oct. 7-10, Orlando
2010 - Sept. 26-29, Las Vegas
2013 - Oct. 6-9, Las Vegas
2016 - Oct. 8-11, Las Vegas
2019 - Sept. 7-11, Las Vegas


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BEMA - June 2018

BEMA - June 2018
BEMA Staff and Executive Commitee
Letters from BEMA
Sharing #BEMAsmarts
BEMA's 100th Anniversary Celebration
What Happens in Vegas
Founding Fathers
Signs of the Times
Family Ties
Recognizing Individual Honors
The Future is Now
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
In the Face of Consolidation
Modern Membership
A Forum for All
Leaving a Legacy
Guestbook
Who, When and Where
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