iba 2023: ticket shop opens for visitors
Tickets for iba are now available for visitors to purchase online. The world’s leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry is inviting the global bakery industry to gather at the Fairground Munich from 22 to 26 October 2023. More than 95% of the exhibition space is already booked and the first highlights for visitors this autumn have been scheduled.
Five days, ten halls and one international meeting point for industry experts; October 2023 is all about iba and the innovative drive, variety, quality, international market relevance, new contacts and knowledge transfer that it offers. Spotlight on iba.TOPICS.
From 2023 onwards, these will comprise the familiar product range and newly introduced focus topics. The focus topics are Food Trends, Artisan Bakery, Health and Sustainability as well as Digitalisation, Turnkey Solutions and Quality Management.
These topics highlight the industry’s most significant trends, unite supply and demand and offer future direction. They form the central theme of the event and are reflected in presentations, Action Areas and product ranges at iba.
First programme highlights for 2023
Visitors can look forward to many well-known and successful highlights and Action Areas as well as new programme items that expand the portfolio. For example, the iba.SPEAKERS AREA will become the hub for specialist presentations, discussions and networks with an international focus.
The iba.FORUM will provide interesting information on all aspects of the national baking and confectionery industry with a focus on German skilled bakery crafts and will serve at the same time as the stage for the many award ceremonies. This will be where, among others, the iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers 2023 and the iba.UIBC CUP of Confectioners 2023 will be awarded.
In addition, the specialist bakery industry newspaper ABZ – Allgemeine Bäcker Zeitung – will be awarding the title of “Bäcker des Jahres” (Baker of the Year) and “Ausbilder des Jahres” (Trainer of the Year) for the first time at the iba.FORUM on Sunday 22 October 2023. Another new feature for October will be the iba.START UP AREA supported by Puratos. National and international start-ups will be given their own stage in hall A4.
Here the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs will demonstrate how they are revolutionising the bakery landscape. Renowned experts will supplement the programme with keynote speeches on topics affecting the industry. More details and new features on the programme for 2023 will be announced very soon.
iba up close: live demonstrations, exhibition and stollen certificate
Through sensations of smell, taste, touch and awe, visitors can experience and seek advice on the production chain from start to finish through live demonstrations of products and machines across 10 halls at iba. Another experience is the iba.UIBC CUP in hall A4. Visitors can follow the world-class exhibition in real time and look over the experts’ shoulders as they prepare their artworks of bakery.
Visitors who then feel inspired to produce their own skilled bakery crafts should head along to the iba.ACADEMY where participants learn how to make traditional German stollen and pretzels and are awarded a certificate at the end.
iba 2023 and iba.BAKERY TOURS: purchase tickets now
Visitors can now purchase their tickets for iba online here. Once again, visitors will be offered the chance to go on bakery tours in Munich and the surrounding regions during iba. The iba.BAKERY TOURS are organised by the Landesinnungsverband für das bayerische Bäckerhandwerk (Bavarian bakers’ guild). The tours are free for visitor groups. It is essential to book early. Visitors can register in advance here.
iba – The world’s leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry is held every three years in its usual rotation at Fairground Munich. The trade fair brings together all the products and technologies that are relevant to bakers and confectioners of all sizes, decision-makers from the bakery and confectionery industries and food retailers.
The range of topics includes from raw materials, ingredients and frozen bakery products through production and packaging technology, process optimization and information technology to complete interior design of bakeries, pastry shops or cafés. More than 77,000 trade visitors from around 170 countries came to iba 2018. In total, over 1,300 companies exhibited.
The next iba is to be held at Fairground Munich from 22 to 26 October 2023. In order to continuously offer the baking industry a stage, iba wil already take place from 18 to 22 May 2025 once again, then at the Fairground Düsseldorf. From 2027 onwards, iba will again be held every three years in autumn at the Fairground Munich.