Bakers Journal

iba announces September dates

May 4, 2018
By Bakers Journal

Show-stopping confectionary and bakery display at iba image courtesy of iba

iba, the trade show for bakery, confectionery and snacks, will take place from the 15th to the 20th September 2018 in Munich, providing bakers, confectioners, and industry representatives with inspiration for their profession.

As of April this year, iba estimates that more than 1,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries will attend to present their products and services. This event allows various food professionals to test products, listen to lectures, talk to experts and promote their own company.

Highly anticipated and exclusive events at iba include the championships for bakers and confectioners, which will take place in fully-equipped bakeries directly at the trade fair.

The trade show will focus on traditional bakery techniques as well as modern tools to promote, organize or run bakeries: Jochen Baier’s artisanal bakery business makes use of digital tools. For example, he uses modern software for shift planning. “One person has yoga, the other has to pick up his children from kindergarten on a certain day. This information, together with the qualification for certain tasks, is stored in the system and is taken into account in the planning process,” explained Baier in a press release. His company can be visited as part of the “Virtual Bakery Tours” in Hall B3 at iba.

Digitally supported needs analyses and forecasts also help with planning the production and product range for the companies: Which goods were and are expected to be ordered on which day, how much dough has to be prepared, which baked goods must be produced? The software solutions also allow for planning around the weather, holiday periods, and bank holidays.

The “iba Speakers Corner” in Hall A1 will celebrate its premiere at iba 2018 with a focus on new raw materials, digitisation, smart production routes, cashless payment, and new legal regulations.

Trade fair visitors will receive suggestions, concepts, and individual advice at the new “iba.TO GO!” area in Hall B3. That section will focus on innovations and solutions relating to food and beverage concepts, from shop design and front-of-house baking through to hot and cold beverages and accessories for food preparation.

iba prepares bakers and confectioners for the future. They can experience outstanding artisan achievements, discover new ideas, open up additional areas of business, learn about technical developments in the trade, watch new machines in action, test products, listen to lectures, talk to experts and thereby promote their own company.

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