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IBIE 2013 to roll out “Great American Pie Festival”


Posted By International Baking Industry Exposition - on Feb 18, 2013

Washington, DC-The aroma of baking pies will waft through the air as people gather to sample a little slice of America at the "Never Ending Pie Buffet." This inviting scenario describes a new experience in store for attendees at IBIE 2013, the baking industry's triennial international event, held next October 6 - 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Great American Pie Festival®, one of many new features planned for the 2013 event, will showcase the wide variety of ready-made pies available from baking manufacturers, and will give expo-goers an opportunity to taste-test to their heart's content.

IBIE is producing the new feature in partnership with the American Pie Council, and is using the Council's national event as its model. Participants can expect an activity-filled environment where in addition to unlimited pie tasting, they'll be treated to live entertainment, complimentary refreshments, festival merchandise, free prizes and more.

The Pie Festival will be open during Expo hours all four days of the show. Event organizers expect it to draw a crowd from across all attendee segments, but they anticipate that the festival will be of special interest to buyers for supermarkets, restaurants and other foodservice operations who purchase commercial pies for retail sale. Wholesalers are also likely to appreciate the opportunity to assess the final products made with various cutting, filling and baking equipment.

IBIE, which enjoyed record-breaking attendance in 2010, is on track to deliver an even bigger event in 2013. Show producers are currently working with industry partners like the American Pie Council, RBA (Retail Bakers Association) and the TIA (Tortilla Industry Association) to develop many more new features in addition to the Pie Festival, which they say will offer baking pros an enhanced show experience that includes a wider variety of products, equipment, supplies and technology. More information on the new features will be available as details are finalized. Visit www.IBIE2013.com for details and to register to attend.

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IBIE, sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Baking Industry Suppliers Association (BEMA), is recognized worldwide as the grain-based food industry's largest, most comprehensive trade event. A "working show," where millions of dollars of business is conducted daily, IBIE brings the entire professional baking community together, offering the complete range of equipment, supply and ingredient solutions and showcasing the newest baking technology in 500,000 net square feet. The triennial event will next be held in Las Vegas, Nevada October 6-9, 2013.

Attendees include employees of: wholesale bakeries, suppliers and distributors; supermarket chains, central bakeries and commissaries; supermarket in-store bakeries; multi-store and single unit retail bakeries; intermediate wholesale bakeries; donut, pie and cookie retailers; cake and cupcake shops; foodservice operators; tortilla producers; snack food producers; biscuit & cracker producers.

Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of: baking/food equipment and systems; ingredients, flavorings, spices & fillings; ingredient handling systems; packaging materials & systems; technology; sanitation equipment; transportation & distribution equipment; refrigeration equipment; business services.

The Great American Pie Festival is a registered trademark of the American Pie Council.

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