76 thousand visitors at 2018 iba Munich

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Iba 2018 wrapped up its five day trade show in Munich on September 20, 2018. The show featured new additions to its growing repertoire, such as offering digital solutions to bakeries, and adding a speakers corner.

This international trade show featured bakers from Brazil, China, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Norway and Taiwan. The UICBC Junior World Championship of Confectioners competed on the 19th and the 20th of September. Haoran Lyu of China won the international competition of the best junior confectioners. Zhou Bin and Peng Fudong from China are the winners of the “iba-UIBC Cup of bakers”

Bakers, baking equipment manufacturers, and ingredient suppliers were in abundance at the show, providing information for every level of bakery and patisserie specialists. Exhibitors from 50 countries covered the entire spectrum of baking goods, from confectioners, restaurateurs to food retailers.

Sustainable packaging and foods were one of many new topics discussed. From the change in Germany’s food regulations to allow mealworm flour, to the use of blockchain records to measure authenticity or freshness, iba had something for every niche in the industry.

Iba.TO GO! brought some innovations in the snack industries, from ingredients and preparation, through to sustainable packaging solutions. Speakers also discussed changes in shop design, and offered workshops and displays. Iba.Operate offered a market overview which was a first for this trade show. While solutions for process optimization and food safety are staples for this show, the addition of digital changes added a new level of complexity to the food industry.

Iba.ACADY offered baking workshops for novice and expert bakers, introducing visitors to German classics through hands-on demonstrations.

Source: Bakers Journals