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Celebrating Success at IBA 2023 – A Global Gathering of Bakers and Innovators

We express our sincere gratitude for the remarkable success of IBA 2023. This event was held at the Trade Fair in Munich from October 22nd to 26th, and brought together bakers from all over the world to engage in enlightening discussions regarding the latest industry trends and technologies. With 57,000 attendees and 1,073 exhibitors from across the globe, IBA 2023 has undoubtedly established itself as the premier international trade show for our industry.

Highlights of the Show

IBA 2023 had something for everyone, with competitions ranging from the iba START UP AWARD to the iba.UIBC.Cup of Bakers 2023.

One of the most exciting moments at IBA 2023 was when we received the prestigious iba AWARD, Backtechnik Europe. This recognition reflects our innovative contributions to the industry that are reshaping the international landscape. Even more exciting is that we didn’t just receive one iba AWARD; we proudly walked away with two.

Our first award recognized the AMF Tromp Smart Applicator, a true game-changer in the baking world. This digital topping solution employs AI and machine learning to reduce waste and enhance product consistency significantly. With groundbreaking solutions like the SMART Applicator, we’re dedicated to equipping bakers with the tools they need to run efficient production lines with precision.

The second award celebrated the AMF Den Boer Multibake Vita Tunnel Oven, an advanced direct-fired oven that utilizes hydrogen-fueled burners to promote sustainability in baking. As an organization, we’ve embraced the challenge of making zero-emission baking a reality, and equipment like the Den Boer Multibake Vita Tunnel Oven plays a pivotal role in this ambitious undertaking.

We recognize Peter van Zessen, Hans Besems, and Remco Bijkerk, as their exceptional efforts have consistently raised industry standards through the cutting-edge technological solutions we provide bakers.

Fresh Bread, Live Demos, and Prizes

Our booth offered a sensory delight where visitors could explore the potential of our product portfolios and equipment lines when partnering with us. Led by AMF’s Willem Jan de Bie, a Bakery Technologist at the AMF Innovation Center, our team of Master Bakers provided a daily glimpse into the creation of fresh artisan bread in our booth cafe.

This year, we added live demonstrations to showcase the capabilities of the EZ Diverter by AMF Convay and our conveying systems. The award-winning AMF Tromp Smart Applicator was also on full display, highlighting the efficiency and precision of our technology as it handled shredded coconut.

Save the Date for IBA 2025

As we look back on the outstanding success of IBA 2023, we invite you to mark your calendars for the next IBA show, set for May 18th to 22nd, 2025. We look forward to reconnecting with our valued customers and contacts in person while maintaining our leadership position in the baking industry. Thank you for being a part of our journey, and we are excited to continue innovating in the years to come.