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Covid-19 Update

The baking and confectionary industry will not have to wait another three years for another edition of IBA. The popular baking trade fair will run as planned from October 22nd to October 26th, 2023 at the Messe Munich in Munich, Germany. The venue expects visitors to observe health and safety protocols. A strict 3G entry policy will be implemented. Attendees will be required to show vaccination passports or negative test results before entry. They can also show proof of recovery to gain access. 


If you’d like to up your baking game, look no farther than IBA, the world’s sweetest leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry. Founded in 1949, it’s a great event to meet other bakers and confectioners, learn new trends and techniques, participate in prestigious high-stakes competitions, purchase new equipment for your kitchen or shop, and jumpstart new partnerships.

IBA’s coverage consists of the entire supply chain: raw materials and ingredients, frozen products, pasta, pizza and tortilla production technology, packaging technology, production technology and equipment, food service and equipment, shop fittings, furnishings and sales, laboratory and measuring instruments, energy, ventilation and air-conditioning technology, information technology, and cleaning and hygiene. As such, you can expect food scientists, retailers, university representatives, professional bakers and confectioners, and of course, other lovers of sweets and pastries to attend.


IBA is organised by GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH and its home is usually at the Messe München in Munich, Germany. It has been held every three years since 1949, with the last one having taken place in 2018—so you can be sure that this is a high-quality trade fair and that everything you find here is authentic, effective, and of sterling make.

IBA normally goes on for six days, although the 2021 edition will be held for five so that participants have more high-impact takeaways, according to organisers. Opening time for all five days is at 9:30am and closing time for the first four days is 6:00pm. Closing time on the last day of IBA is at 5:00pm. As for getting there, be at ease when traveling to Messe München, whether by car or public transport. The grounds are quickly accessible through the U2 line of the metro. There are suburban trains that also make stops there.

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

  • IBA prides itself on being “the trade fair for champions.” This is evident in its no less than three onsite competitions: the 5th German Championship of Master Bakers, the IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers, and the UIBC Junior Championship of World Confectioners.
  • There is also an industry awards ceremony, where exhibitors get a chance to win the following awards: the IBA Award for amazing innovations in manufacturing for industrial and line-orientated baked goods; the DBZ IBA trophy, which is the innovation prize for baking; and the Baker Maker Award, which is given to small businesses with innovative concepts for training newcomers.
  • Dozens of lectures and training sessions await both the master baker and the baker just learning to hone their craft.
  • In 2021, IBA is launching IBA Connecting Experts, which seeks to bridge the knowledge transfer gap created by the cancellation of many industry events in 2020. While it will first be open digitally, there will be an onsite launch of the program at the trade fair itself.   

Audience & Statistics 

IBA 2018 drew a whopping 77,000 visitors and 1,373 exhibitors from all over the world! A comparison of trends from previous editions shows that there will be an explosion of growth of more than 5% for the 2021 edition. The IBA trade fair as a whole is owned by the Zentralverband des Deutschen Bäckerhandwerks e.V. (German Bakers‘ Confederation) and sponsored by UIBC, Deutscher Konditorenbund (German Association of Confectioners), and Verband Deutscher Großbäckereien e.V. (German Federation of Plant Bakeries).

All involved in the business and science of baking will be coming: hygiene inspectors, nutritionists, sweets makers, confectioners, shop owners, artisanal and supply bakeries, equipment manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, teachers, caterers, hoteliers, and more!

Visiting iba means seeing a variety of solutions in:

  • Raw materials
  • Bakery equipment
  • Coffee products
  • Ice-cream products
  • Machinery
  • Packaging


It will be a smart move on your part to book quickly and early with Trade Fair Travel ltd, as this highly popular international trade fair draws both exhibitors and visitors the world over to all the nearby hotels and inns in Munich. We will give you a list of the best hotels to choose from within your price range and depending on the number of people in your party.

We can also provide you with your trade fair needs, whether it’s meeting facilities with audio-visual equipment or building your exhibition booth. All of these services are available for a fair price. Experience a hassle-free IBA 2021 when you consult with us!

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How to get to IBA
On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Munich International Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)


By car
By car:

30 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

30 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

61 mins when travelling from Munich International Airport

35 mins when travelling from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

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