iba 2023: Expectations far exceeded

Zentralverband des Deutschen Bäckerhandwerks e.V.

For the iba finale, South Korea wins the iba UIBC CUP of Confectioners.

The leading trade fair iba 2023 was an outstanding success: With top-class competitions, well-attended keynote speeches, seminars and awards, the exhibition stand of the Central Association of the German Baking Trade became a visitor magnet for the national and international baking industry.

The iba stand of the Central Association of the German Baking Trade was a hive of activity over the past few days: the championships in the show bakeries attracted thousands of visitors every day. At the iba UIBC CUP of Bakers, in which teams from twelve countries competed against each other, China narrowly beat South Korea and Germany. The German team impressed with the best showpiece and landed in third place in the overall evaluation.

On Wednesday, the "Day of the Bakers", everything revolved around the small, medium-sized bakery businesses. On this day, 47 bakeries received the Federal Honor Award based on their outstanding scores in the German Bread Institute's bread tests. In addition, four teams competed for the title and a place on the national bakery team at the German Master Baker Championships on Wednesday. The winning duo Lea Wagner and Johanna Lenhardt from Bavaria convinced among other things in the categories yeast fine dough, Plunder- / Blätterteig and Kleingebäcke.

"After a long corona-induced break, iba 2023 finally offered the bakery family the opportunity to come together and exchange ideas again and became an outstanding success in the process. In addition to many innovations and trends, the trade fair visitors were above all offered craftsmanship at the highest level. Once again, the bakery trade has shown how innovative, creative and diverse it is," sums up Michael Wippler, President of the Central Association of the German Bakery Trade, for whom the trade fair was also the last in this function.

Above all, the topic of training was the focus of the Central Association's presence at the trade fair: among other things, visitors were able to find out about the apprentice app, the "Back dir deine Zukunft" campaign and about the courses offered by the bakery colleges. The future of training was discussed in a training talk and numerous vocational school classes were welcomed to the stand. The BackStage young talent days inspired 16 apprentices with exciting days in which they could make contacts, deepen their knowledge and take part in an exciting competition.

In addition to the award ceremonies, the popular iba.Forum hosted numerous lectures worth knowing about, among others, long-term management, current snack trends and world nutrition. The concert by the bakers' singers, who had already demonstrated their talent at the opening of the trade fair in Munich, was also an atmospheric event.

Another highlight was offered to the visitors on the last day of the trade fair: At the iba UIBC CUP of Confectioners, confectioners from Taiwan, Germany, South Korea and Norway created breathtaking works of art. The title was ultimately won by the team from South Korea.

The show featured 1,073 exhibitors from 46 countries and 57,000 visitors from 150 countries. The Central Association would like to thank the sponsors of the young talent campaign backaldrin Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH, Ireks GmbH, Martin Braun Backmittel und Essenzen KG, Lesaffre Deutschland GmbH and DEBAG Deutsche Backofenbau GmbH. Thanks are also due to the Museum Brot und Kunst, the Deutsches Brotinstitut, the sponsors Bäko, Bongard, Debag, Diosna, Fritsch, Hobart, Meister Kaffee, pfersich, Selmi Partner and VMI, as well as the trade fair company GHM for the professional organization of iba 2023.

The bakery industry is already looking forward to the next iba, which will be held in Düsseldorf from May 18 to 22, 2025.

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