Baking Industry Tradeshows and Events

  • Independent Bakers Association 42nd Annual Convention

    The Independent Bakers Association 42nd Annual Convention is a widely sought after event for professionals in the baking industry. Members of the IBA may attend the convention for free, but tickets can also be purchased by the general public. The convention will include updates on nutrition labeling, commodities, labor, and many other topics surrounding the baking industry. Government officials from Congress and federal agencies will also be present. 

    When: June 14-15, 2016
    Where: Courtyard Capitol Hill | Washington, DC | USA

  • Sweets and Snacks Expo

    Sweets & Snacks Expo was named one of the 50 fastest-growing shows in 2013, and has become a favorite for global professionals in the baking and food industry. This three day expo is expected to attract more than 16,000 industry professionals and include more than 700 exhibitions.

    Aside from the exhibitors, industry professionals will also offer focused sessions throughout all three days of this event. This year the show includes a new hall and a 20% growth in exhibitors, offering something for everyone attending the event.

    When: May 24-26, 2016
    Where: McCormick Place | Chicago, Illinois | United States


  • Bakery Showcase 2016

    Bakery Showcase is the country’s only B2B baking industry trade show & conference. Bakery Showcase brings together close to 5,000 industry professionals for a three day event. The conference & trade show features an exhibit, with close to 400 booths, educational sessions, and more.

    The audience profile of this event reaches every corner of the industry, including retail bakeries, commercial bakeries, and supermarket in-store bakeries, as well as distributors, manufacturers, and bakery & pastry schools.

    When: May 1-3, 2016

    Where: The International Centre – Hall 5 | Mississauga, Ontario | Canada

    Website: Bakery Showcase 2016

  • FPSA Annual Conference 2016

    The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s annual conference is an event focused on the food and beverage industry as a whole, including bakery breakout sessions.
    This year, the bakery sessions will include presentations from Chad Dalton of Dawn Foods, Chad Larson of Palermo’s Pizza, and Dave Van Laar of the Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers Association.

    Topics covered include trends in the cookie and cracker industry, the biggest challenges in the sweet baked goods category, and the secret to building one of the nation’s most successful largest frozen pizza brands.

    When: March 9-11, 2016
    Where: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point | Bonita Springs, Florida
    Website: FPSA Annual Conference 2016


  • BEMA 2016 Winter Summit

    Bakery Equipment Manufacturers and Allieds (BEMA) Winter Summit includes committee meetings, receptions, and industry education sessions on topics such as project management. 

    Where: Chicago, Hilton | Chicago, Illinois 
    When: February 24-28, 2016
    Website: BEMA Winter Summit

  • 2016 ABA Convention

    The 2016 American Bakers Association (ABA) convention focuses on leadership and “The Power of Baking.” This four day event is open to ABA members and non-members. The conference includes various networking receptions, meetings, business and leadership sessions, a golf tournament, tennis tournament, ABA PAC dinner and more.

    Where: Arizona Biltmore | Phoenix, Arizona
    When: March 20 - 23, 2016
    Website: The Power of Baking

  • RBA Roadshow

    The Retail Bakers of America Roadshow event includes the choice of four bakery bus tours, hands-on classes, a vendor showcase and educational sessions. Classes include cake sculpting, novelty cakes and working with chocolate.

    Where: Midwest Culinary Institute | Cincinnati, Ohio
    When: January 31, 2016

  • IDDBA 2016 Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo

    The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo is the world’s largest show serving the three categories. The show gathers 9,000 industry specialists ready to network, buy and sell products and services, and learn from some of the industry’s top educators and presenters.

    IDDBA Show Highlights include:

    • Education sessions on topics including current trends, research, marketing ideas, consumer buying behavior, new products and services.
    • Food Expo featuring more than 1,800 exhibitors packed with food, services and ideas.
    • Keynote speeches on topics including the economy, consumers and current industry trends.
    • Show & Sell Center including a 10,000 square foot retail showcase with demonstrations on the newest merchandising concepts and actionable ideas that create customer interest and drive demand.
    • Networking opportunities with key buyers, sellers and decision makers in the dairy, deli and bakery industries.

    Future IDDBA show dates include:

    June 4-6, 2017 | Anaheim, CA
    June 10-12, 2018 | New Orleans, LA

    Where: George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas
    When: June 5-7, 2016

  • BakingTech 2016

    Growth through innovation

    American Society of Baking’s (ASB) BakingTech is one of the industry’s leading technology conferences and expos. BakingTech brings together more than 1,300 baking professionals and covers industry topics such as technical solutions, insight and experience. The show includes more than 30 presentations and professional workshops.

    Part of BakingTech 2016, MarketPlace 2016 is geared towards baking equipment, ingredients and service businesses. More than 200 vendors take part in Marketplace and it runs the same days as BakingTech.

    Where: Hilton Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
    When: February 28 – March 1, 2016

  • 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

    The largest specialty food & beverage trade show on the West Coast, the Winter Fancy Food show showcases the most innovative products, including organic and new local specialties.

    Show features include:

    • 80,000+ on-trend and best-in-class specialty food products
    • 1,000+ exhibitors from 35 countries and regions
    • 19,000+ professionals attending
    • 20+ industry experts and leaders hosting education sessions and workshops

    Where: Moscone Center | San Francisco, California
    When: January 16-19, 2016

  • ABA 2015 Fall Policy Conference

    This event addresses topics impacting bakers today with breakout sessions, NextGen Baker programming including leadership and advocacy education presentations, networking receptions and more.

    Conference Features Include:

    • Policy Committee Sessions
    • Advocacy Education
    • Bakers’ Dozen Reception
    • Executive Leadership Training
    • Industry Skills Gap Analysis

    Where: Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC
    When: October 20 – 22, 2015

  • Natural Products Expo East

    Learn about the newest and hottest natural products in one place at Natural Products Expo East. This four day event includes conferences and workshops, tours, guest speakers and a trade show.

    This year’s show covers new and emerging trends, including floral ingredients in food and beverage, including hibiscus, elderflower and chamomile, as well as snacks using avocado oil, which has always been GMO free and paleo friendly.

    Themes covered in the show include:

    • Natural in the Media
    • Ingredient Reform
    • “Future of” Series
    • Non-GMO Series
    • Trends & Growth Series
    • Conscious Leadership

    2015 guest speakers include:

    • Dylan Ratigan, a New York Times Best-Selling author, sustainability entrepreneur and former MSNBC host
    • Joel Salatin, a third generation farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley
    • Michele Simon, a public health lawyer who has worked in the food industry since 1996

    Where: Baltimore Convention Center | Baltimore, MD
    When: September 16-19, 2015


  • Tortilla Industry Association 2016 Convention & Exposition

    Join more than 600 attendees at the Tortilla Industry Association (TIA) Convention located 45 miles from downtown San Diego. The convention includes an exhibition hall (past exhibiting companies include Azteca Milling, Minsa Corporation and TIC Gums), educational sessions, networking, entertainment and delicious food.

    Where: Harrah’s Rincon Resort & Casino | Southern California
    When: May 18 – 19, 2016

  • IFT15: Annual Meeting & Food Expo

    Join more than 20,000 food professionals from around the world and partake in best-in-class education sessions, network with more than 20,000 food professionals and discover the latest trends and innovations. More than 1,000 companies will be showcasing their latest products and services on the expo floor over this three day event. 

    Where: McCormick Place | Chicago, Illinois
    When: July 12-14, 2015


  • 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show

    The largest speciality food trade event in North America, the 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show brings together specialty food’s top buyers, manufacturers and leaders for three days of industry innovation. The event will feature more than 180,000 products, 25,000 buyers and 2,500 exhibitors.

    Learn from experts in the industry by participating in education programs, the key buyer program, networking and more.

    Where: Javits Center | New York, New York
    When: June 28-30, 2015

  • Atlantic Bakery Expo 2016

    Presented by the New Jersey Bakers Board of Trade and the New York Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers, the 2016 Atlantic Bakery Expo is the largest show of its kind on the East Coast. The show includes presentations, hands-on sessions and demonstrations, as well as exhibitors presenting their products and services. There is something for everyone in the baking industry at the Atlantic Bakery Expo, including retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and buyers. 

    Where: Atlantic Convention Center | Atlantic City, New Jersey
    When: April 3-4, 2016

  • Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show 2015

    Discover the magical world of baking at one of North America’s largest baking and sweets event. At Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show, you can learn about the hottest trends in the baking industry, as well as take a class at The Baking Academy, watch celebrity guests and competitions on the main stage and walk the exhibit floor to see the latest in supplies, kitchen ware and sweets.

    Celebrities taking to the main stage at this year’s show include Duff Goldman, Anna Olson, Gale Gand & Rosie Alyea.

    Where: The Toronto Congress Centre | Toronto, Ontario
    When: September 25-27, 2015

  • PACK EXPO Las Vegas

    Discover innovative processing and packaging solutions for the baking industry at PACK EXPO 2015. Find solutions that can put you ahead of your competition, plus network with confectionery and food industry professionals.

    Where: Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    When: September 28-30, 2015

  • 2015 Philadelphia National Candy Gift and Gourmet Show

    America's largest trade show dedicated to the retail confectioner is taking place in late August, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Join confectionery professionals and take part in educational seminars and the show floor where companies from around the world will be showcasing their treats, ingredients, packaging, equipment and more.

    Where: Atlantic City Convention Center | Atlantic City, NJ USA
    When: August 30 - September 1, 2015

  • IBIE 2016

    More than 20,000 baking professionals from 100 countries come together for the most comprehensive event in the United States for the grain-based food industry. Professionals from various business segments come to the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) to see new products, great ideas and more. IBIE hosts the Baking Expo every three years.

    Where: Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    When: October 8-11, 2016


  • Process Expo 2015

    Named one of the fastest growing shows in the United States, the Process Expo attracts food and beverage industry professionals from around the globe each year. The show features that nation’s largest collection of industry equipment, new equipment and technology, educational sessions and more.

    When: September 15-18, 2015
    Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

  • Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) 2015 Technical Conference

    Join industry professionals for the largest conference solely dedicated to the cookie and cracker industry. The conference features speakers and breakout sessions covering issues in the industry, as well as a tour of Toufayan Bakeries in Plant City, Florida. In order to attend the conference, you must be a current B&CMA member.

    When: May 3-6, 2015
    Where: The Hilton Tampa Downtown, Tampa, Florida

  • America's Baking and Sweets Show Chicago 2015

    North America’s only consumer event completely dedicated to the baking and sweets industry, America’s Baking and Sweets show takes place November 13-15, 2015 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Professionals from various industries, as well as consumers connect with the baking and sweets world to learn, enlighten, and taste new and upcoming products coming into the market. Show highlights include:

    Main Stage: Competitors and show stars like Cake Boss Buddy Valastro take to the main stage to show off their talents and perform live demonstrations.
    Celebrities: North America’s biggest names in the industry attract fans each year. Past celebrities include Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss, Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes and Katherine & Sophie of the Georgetown Cupcake.
    Cake Design Academy: Demonstrations and hand-on classes provide insight into the art of baking and cake making.
    Bake-offs: Watch contestants transform simple ingredients into works of art.
    Family Zone: If you’re new to baking, visit the family zone where professionals will guide you through the baking process and hands-on decorating.
    Wedding Quarter: Walk through the wedding quarter to see amazing craftsmanship on a variety of wedding cakes.
    Theme Cake Gallery: This year’s theme is ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
    Exhibitor Showcase: Discover the best of the best in the baking and confectionery industry.

    More information about this year’s show will be released on the America’s Baking and Sweets Show website in the coming months.

    Where: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center | Chicagoland, Illinois
    When: November 13-15, 2015

  • Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo

    Gather with more than 8,500 industry professionals at the largest show in the world serving the dairy, deli and baking industry. The three day event features educational sessions, a food expo, keynote speeches, show and sell center, networking and more.

    Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
    When: June 7-9, 2015

  • The Americas Cake & Sugarcraft Fair

    Professional cake artists, pastry chefs, sugar sculptors, chocolate artists, bakers, hobbyists, home bakers, and cake decorating enthusiasts from all over the world are invited to The Americas Cake & Sugarcraft Fair hosted by Satin Ice September 18-20, 2015 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center & Hyatt Regency Hotel.

    The two day show features cake competitions, stage demonstrations, workshops and seminars, as well as a fashion show. The show will also feature special guests, including Mich Turner, Buddy Valastro, Ron Ben-Israel, and Roland Mesnier.

    When: September 18-20, 2015
    Where: Orange County Convention Center & Hyatt Regency Hotel | Orlando, Florida


  • International Baking Industry Exposition

    BakingTech 2015 takes place the first week in March, 2015. This year's theme is 'Engage the Future: People, Products, Processes.'

    Where: Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    When: March 1-3, 2015

  • SNAXPO 2014

    Event Location: 
    Omni Dallas Hotel Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Dallas, TX
    Event Date: 
    Mar 1 2014 (All day) - Mar 4 2014 (All day)

    When SNAXPO, the world's largest, most comprehensive trade show devoted exclusively to the international snack food industry, convenes in Dallas, TX, you can expect big things to happen. SNAXPO 2014, a full equipment show, will offer exhibitors and attendees an excellent educational forum and many opportunities for networking and conducting business in an open and exciting marketplace.


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  • Canada's Baking and Sweets Show

    North America’s first and biggest baking and sweets event, Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show, takes you on a gourmet grand tour of the most delectable and hottest trends in the world of baking and beyond. Our theme this year is “Alice in Wonderland” so join our showgirl ALICE in the magical world of baking and sweets at Toronto’s Congress Centre, and ...Explore. Discover. Shop.

    Be a part of North America’s first and biggest baking and sweets event where you can brand/sell over three days to thousands of passionate baking and sweets enthusiasts. Sign up today!

    When: September 27 - 29, 2013
    Where: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


    Guest Celebrity Appearances by:

    Buddy Valastro "The Cake Boss"
    Anna Olson - Chef host of Food Network Canada's Bake
    Heather and Lori - Owners of Cupcake Girls

  • The NAFEM Show


    The widest range of foodservice equipment and supplies solutions from more than 500 exhibitors are on display for you to see. Get up close and personal with the products and manufacturers prepared to position you for success.

    About: The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of more than 560 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers that provide products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service. 

    Where: Orange County Convention Center 
    When: Feb. 06 - Feb. 09, 2013

  • Bakery Congress 2013






    Bakery Congress 2013 is Western Canada's only baking industry specific trade show to see, touch & taste the newest & your favourite products, ingredients, equipment, services, technology and baked goods (fresh, proof & bake, par-baked, freezer-to-oven, thaw & serve).

    Join industry professionals — bakeries, grocery and foodservice outlets
    Almost 45,000 sq. ft
    Exhibitor produced seminars
    Network at social functions

  • The Philadelphia National Candy Gift and Gourmet Show

    The Philadelphia National Candy Gift and Gourmet Show is sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia (RCAP). The RCAP, a non-profit Trade Association, was founded in 1918 for the purpose of sharing information and knowledge about candy making and retailing among Philadelphia area confectioners. 

    Sunday, September 08 - Tuesday September 10, 2013

    Atlantic City Convention Center
    One Convention Boulevard
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401



  • ABE - Atlantic Bakery Expo 2012

    Proudly presented by the New Jersey Bakers Board of Trade and the New York State Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers,the 2012 Atlantic Bakery Expo is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

    Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
    When: March 18 - March 19, 2012

  • Packaging that Sells Conference 2012

    Packaging that Sells has become a go-to source of insights, inspiration, connection-making opportunities and superior education for brand marketers and retail brand marketers.

    Where: Chicago, IL
    When: Oct. 01 - Oct 03, 2012

  • Process Expo 2013

    At PROCESS EXPO, its all about food. This is the industry's only single-destination food equipment expo featuring end-to-end food processing and packaging machinery and services across all food sectors.

    Where: McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois
    When: Oct. 14 - Oct. 17, 2013

  • IBIE 2013

    IBIE 2013

    Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
    When: October 06 - 09, 2013
    Website: IBIE

    Serious baking professionals around the world know that the Baking Expo™ is the most important trade event—and their most complete source for the equipment, ingredient and supply solutions they need to stay competitive and ahead of the curve.

    Thousands of baking pros—directors and managers from every industry segment—get down to business here, finding new technologies, tracking issues and trends and getting answers and ideas to move their operations profitably into the future. Plan now to join these industry leaders in Las Vegas, October 6-9, 2013. Large or small, your business will benefit from being here.

    The baking industry’s newest advances are on full display in more than 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space, with innovative technology applications for every product category, including: rolls, cookies, sweet goods, tortillas, snack foods, cereals, biscuits and crackers, and more.

    More than 800 leading manufacturers and suppliers are here, ready to supply you with the full range of products and resources: production equipment and baking supplies, ingredients, packaging materials and systems, refrigeration systems, sanitation equipment, computerized technologies, transportation and distribution equipment.

    The Baking Expo’s™ professional conference and networking event offer unmatched opportunities for you to learn from the experts, share problem-solving strategies with colleagues and build the knowledge that will build your business.

    Attendance at IBIE is growing with each event (up 40% from 2007!). Be in Las Vegas when the entire industry once again comes together: wholesale bakery plants; retail outlets; in-house supermarkets; catering companies; restaurants/hotels; artisan bakeries and more.

  • Bakery Showcase 2014



    Bakery Showcase is Canada's national baking industry trade show and convention event — Join 5,000 industry professionals ncluding bakers (retail, wholesale, commercial), grocery and foodservice outlets.

    Where: International Centre, Hall 3 Toronto (Mississauga), Ontario, Canada
    When: May 2014

  • SNAXPO 2013

    The Snack Food Association (SFA) is the international trade association of the snack food industry representing snack manufacturers and suppliers. SFA represents over 400 companies worldwide.

    Where: Tampa Covention Center
    When: March 16 - 19, 2013

  • Natural Products Association MarketPlace

    At NPA MarketPlace 2013 you will find a place to connect with:
    People: 5,000 industry members support the mission of the NPA and find business opportunities.
    Products: 250 exhibits showcase the new leaders in natural and healthy lifestyle products.

    Where: Sands Expo and Convention Center, Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
    When: June 15 - 16, 2013

  • IDDBA 2013

    The IDDBA is the largest show for the dairy, deli, bakery, and foodservice professional. The retail buyers, merchandisers, brokers, distributors, and manufacturers come from all over the world for this important buying and educational event.

    Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
    When: June 2 - 4, 2013
    Website: International Dairy Deli Bake

  • All Things Baking 2012

    All Things Baking 2012 is excited to be back. Some of the vendors attending the All Thing Baking 2012 show will be Bakon USA Food Equipment, CSM Bakery Products, Dawn Foods, Colborne Foodbotics, Danisco USA, DecoPac, General Mills, King Arthur Flour and more.

    Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
    When: Sept. 09 - Sept. 1, 20112

  • Winter Fancy Food Show 2013

    Each year the 17,000+ Winter Fancy Food Show attendees discover more than 80,000 products featuring the world's finest foods and beverages from more than 1,300 exhibitors representing 35+ countries.

    Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco
    When: Jan. 20 - Jan. 22 2013

    Website: Fancy Food Show

  • ABA - American Bakers Association

    The ABA is the Washington, DC-based trade association that has been the voice, your voice, of the wholesale baking industry since 1897.


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