Education programme at IBIE

The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo, set for September 7-11, 2019, has announced its largest education program to date, with more than 100 sessions. Designed to deliver a fresh, forward-thinking perspective on business, operations, and creativity, IBIEducate offers every role and every segment opportunities to learn. Targeted sessions are designed to allow attendees to gain valuable ideas and strategies to develop and improve product, optimise production, and increase sales and profits.

A full day of learning on 7 September includes talent management classes with a concentration on acquiring, developing, and retaining workforce and cultivating great leaders. The day will also offer hands-on workshops and interactive sessions designed for artisan and retail bakers.

“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,” said Andrea Henderson, chair of the IBIE Education Task Force. “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.”

IBIE’s comprehensive program covers topics across the entire business spectrum including management and marketing, product development and formulations, plant operations, and much more. Some topics include:

  • Applying Food Safety Best Practices to your Plant
  • Automation Trends and Technology – Remote Maintenance
  • Baking with Edible Cannabis
  • Beyond the Label: The Clean Food Revolution
  • Charting New Market Territory in Gut Health with Low FODMAP Ingredients
  • Oil Solutions that Meet Functionality Needs and Consumer Demand
  • Robotics-Based Packaging Systems are Simpler Than You Think

The speaker roster includes leading thought leaders and influencers, including:

  • Todd Boren, Managing Partner, MacArthur Companies
  • Jonathan Davis, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, La Brea Bakery / Otis Spunkmeyer
  • Robb Mackie, President & CEO, American Bakers Association
  • Rick Oleshak, VP – Marketing, AB Mauri North America
  • Dr. Jim Painter, Adjunct Professor, University of Texas-Houston
  • Kathy Sargent, Strategic Innovation Director, Corbion

To see the full IBIEducate program and to register, visit

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