As a bakery software manufacturer, we know how important it is to attend food industry trade shows like the International Bakery Industry Exposition (IBIE). With all the excitement of the up and coming IBIE trade show, it gets tough to remember all of the necessary prep work. Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a short list of must-do’s before you hop on the plane to Las Vegas this October:
While bakery industry trade shows can be a lot of fun and a great place to network, when they are as big as IBIE, they can also be overwhelming. It’s a good idea to choose some goals for your time at the 2016 IBIE to make sure you get as much bang for your buck (and time!). We suggest making primary and secondary goals. That way you can plan your days around your primary goals but if you find you have more time and energy than expected, start working on those secondary goals. Some examples of primary and secondary goals could be:
Now that you have chosen your goals, you should plan out each day you are spending at the IBIE to make sure you fit everything in. This would include:
Some products, like software, are in high demand which may mean that the vendors could be extremely busy during the show. If you are interested in personalized consultations and demonstrations with these vendors, it is a good idea to contact them in advance and book time with a product adviser.
To book a live demonstration of FlexiBake (booth #1875) at the IBIE, you can use our demonstration signup page and specify the day and time you would like your demo. Please keep in mind that if a date outside of show dates (Oct. 8-11) is chosen, then FlexiBake will be demonstrated online.
The IBIE is a big trade show and it is important to be as prepared as possible. Packing last minute will usually mean important items are left behind, so here is a list of some very important items to double check and make sure you have before leaving for the show:
The IBIE is located in Las Vegas in the beginning of October. According to vegas.com the average temperature during the month of October is a high of 82° F (28° C) and a low of 54° F (12° C). That means if you have to leave the comfort of the air condition in the morning, you could arrive at the show with a puddle behind you. That also means that getting around later in the evening could be quite a chilly task. If you stay at a hotel with a monorail stop, you will never have to stand outside in long taxi or shuttle lines up.
On day one, when you first arrive at the IBIE, you will be excited and ready to go. The last thing you will want to do is stand in line for up to an hour waiting to get registered for the show. Click here to register today.