IBIE - International Baking Industry Expo  |  September 8-11, 2019
More Education, More Hands-On, More Demos
September 7-11, 2019
NEW - FULL DAY OF EDUCATION the Saturday before the show!!!!

Select from more than 90 seminars to connect with experts and innovators who will lead focused training sessions, and share best practices with other industry professionals experiencing the same opportunities and challenges. IBIE’s comprehensive education program is divided into specialized tracks addressing the hottest topics across the spectrum, including retail and food service, business management and marketing, ingredient trends and formulations, hands-on cake and pastry decorating, tortilla production and much more.

A Rare Learning Opportunity 
March 18-19, 2019

RBA is excited to be partnering with ZingTrain to offer a very special edition of a

2-day Leading with Zing! Seminar – one designed exclusively for Bakeries! The seminar is offered by ZingTrain, the training business that is part of the nationally recognized Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.

The seminar will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will dive deep into Servant Leadership – an effective and engaging approach to leadership that is one of their keys to success. Visioning, Open Book Management and Bottom Line Change - Zingerman’s recipe for effective organizational change - will also be covered.

The 2-day training includes behind-the-scenes tours of Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Q&A with Zingerman’s front line staff and managers, and leadership and Open Book Management lessons learned over years of implementing these tools in a Bakery. The seminar is taught by Amy Emberling, Managing Partner at Zingerman's Bakehouse and Katie Frank, Managing Partner at ZingTrain and former retail manager at Zingerman’s Bakehouse.

It payst to be an RBA Member!  Members get $250 off the regular registration price of $1500. 

Why You Should Attend

As the global grain-based food industry’s largest, most important trade event in the Western Hemisphere, IBIE spans the complete spectrum of companies, people and ideas. Every three years, everyone who has a role in the industry comes together at this powerful event to conduct face-to-face meetings, experience the newest innovations, participate in cutting-edge conference sessions and demos, and build relationships at high-level networking events. This unique community gathering offers extensive business development opportunities, by presenting the broadest array of solutions to support each individual segment and creating worldly connections to grow operations of every size. Invest in IBIE and reap greater results.

The industry’s newest advances from leading manufacturers and suppliers are all on display at the Baking Expo™. Talk to product experts and get hands-on demos to understand how the latest baking technology, ingredients and packaging trends can impact your business. IBIE’s 700,000 sq. ft. show floor highlights everything you need to increase your efficiency, improve your operations and boost your bottom line.

Save time in your schedule to check out dozens of continuous live demos right on the show floor, featuring celebrity chefs and big-name baking pros showing you the latest techniques, revealing expert tips and showcasing cutting-edge trends to inspire your creativity and turn your passion into profit. You’re guaranteed to pick up valuable ideas that will sharpen your skills and set your products apart from the rest.

Leading with Zing! Exclusive ZingTrain for Bakeries  |  March 18-19, 2019
The Ultimate Sugar Show  |  November 8-11, 2018

The Ultimate Sugar Show is the ultimate experience in all things sugar from SHOPPING to EATING, LEARNING, and COMPETING. Sweet lovers, sugar enthusiasts, bakers, cakers and sugar artists are invited to indulge themselves in the world sweets for a weekend full of fun, family friendly activities, eating, sugar art competitions and so much more.

The Retail Bakers of America team will be at the show all weekend bring guests these valuable education sessions:

  • Champagne Wishes on a Beer Budget: Managing the Sales Process
  • Copyright Not Wrong
  • Meeting the Needs of Millennial Brides: New trends in Wedding Cakes & Desserts
  • Pinterest & Profitability
  • Selling Dessert Bars to Brides