iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS, the virtual knowledge and networking platform, was successfully held for the second time in October! 40 speakers contributed to a unique programme with a total of 2,880 minutes of presentations. There were exciting insights into the participants' areas of interest: they could choose from 13 areas of interest in order to tailor the contents of iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS even better to their personal preferences.

A clear favourite emerged: 54.8% of the participants were interested in "crafts". Close behind were the areas of interest "Raw materials and ingredients" and "Dough preparation", which were selected by 49.1 % and 47.9 % of participants respectively (multiple selection was possible).

Voices on iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS - March edition

"Cathleen and the iba team have teared down our present-day Berliner Wall. Thanks to the truly innovative platform iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS, we have been able to meet with colleagues and get up to date on current trends and innovations, despite the heavy covid-19 restrictions. Well done!"

Martin Lang, CEO MyFoodOffice, Norway

"iba.CONNECTING EXPERTS was a unique and well organized experience that will set the standard for virtual trade shows. It was an innovative experience where we had the opportunity to connect with potential customers from all over the world."

Ronnie Kusters, Marketing Manager KOMA, The Netherlands

"Well done and a breath of oxygen in a stil world."

Frank Devos, Senior Product Manager - Business Development SOURDOUGH and GRAINS, Puratos

"It was great for me, Cyrille Filott, to present Rabobank’s views on some of the key strategic issues for the bakery sector. I received great feedback throughout the day and I hope to continue the dialogue with some of those that tuned in."

Cyrille Filott, Global Strategist Consumer Foods, Rabobank

"Great organisation, great contacts and very interesting lectures. It has been a pleasure to participate in the event as exhibitor, but also to attend!"

Anne Fremaux, Director Bakery, Gira, France

"Even in the age of online communication, iba offers the opportunity to expand one's network, to get into direct contact with experts and to listen to interesting technical lectures."

Prof. Dr. Guido Ritter, FH Münster iSuN - Institute of Sustainable Nutrition

What does a virtual event look like in front of and behind the scenes? The best thing is to see for yourself!


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