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In 2018, the international baking industry will be dominated by iba. The world's leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks will take place at Fairground Munich from 15 – 20 September 2018. As a premier platform, it offers an unparalleled market overview in twelve halls with all the latest innovations and products of the industry. Virtual bakery tours, a central topic for the to-go market and a speaker’s corner are exciting innovations that visitors can look forward to.



GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH is backing the emerging market Iran. For this reason, GHM, which organises iba in Munich every three years, is starting a collaboration with the trade fair iran food + bev tec (Teheran), Iran’s leading trade fair for food technology. Beginning of April the agreement was signed by the organisers of both trade fairs GHM and fairtrade, aiming to support exhibitors and to tap into exciting new export markets.



iba remains faithful to Munich. Organised by GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, the world’s leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks will continue to take place in the southern German city until at least 2030. Even before iba 2015, the German Bakers’ Confederation already extended the contract with the Munich-based trade fair corporation. “In advance” as Peter Becker, the outgoing president of the German Baker’s Confederation, announced at the start of the trade fair. The confederation’s new president, Michael Wippler, is also convinced that this is the right decision.



The 23rd iba ended with 77,814 trade visitors – an increase of ten per cent compared to 2012. The 1,309 exhibitors enjoyed the success. In a visitors survey more than half the visitors stated they had completed sales transactions at the trade fair. According to this, the total volume of orders placed in the six days of the fair reached 1.3 billion euro. The high number of contracts concluded was one of the reasons for the positive verdict on the fair by the exhibitors: 87.4 per cent of the firms judged iba as very successful.



This year’s gold medal of the “Confectioners” iba-UIBC-Cup goes to Taiwan. Peng Hao and Chia Ming Yang secured the victory in the international competition of the world’s best confectioners. The competition takes place every three years in Munich at iba, the leading international trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks.



It’s gold for Noritoshi Shibuya and Hirokazu Asai from Japan. These two bakers are the winners of the iba-UIBC-CUP “Bakers”. This international competition, where the world’s best in this field compete against each other, takes place in Munich every three years at iba, the world’s leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks. In total, teams of bakers from 12 countries took part in the iba-UIBC-CUP. The victors were honoured during a ceremony on Monday the 14th of September at the trade fair.

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