The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will be held in Orlando, Florida on 7-10 October.

An anticipated 800 exhibiting companies - including manufacturers, ingredient and equipment suppliers, distributors and packaging systems - will showcase exhibits to 20,000 attendees from all segments of the industry, from wholesale plant bakeries to artisan bakers.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2008, a 16% growth rate in the retail bakery segment is predicted and a 12% growth in baking manufacturing in the USA.

The latest baking technology will be on show at the event, including rolls, cookies, sweet goods, tortillas, snack foods, biscuits, crackers and more.

Daryl Brewster, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, said: "This is the biggest baking event of year. It provides an efficient, informative venue to meet industry experts and find innovative ideas."

Companies set to exhibit include ADM, BakeMark USA, Dawn Foods Products, Lesaffre, Crawford’s Bakery, MIWE, Golden Gate Bakery, Reiser, Cargill, Terranetti’s Italian Bakery and Puratos.

Attendees who register before August receive a $35 discount on entry fees and pay $50. Those signing up between 1 August and 6 October will receive a $10 discount and pay $75. For the first time, IBIE 2007 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center. It is jointly sponsored by the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Baking Industry Suppliers Association (BEMA).