iba Düsseldorf

18. - 22. May 2025 | The world’s leading trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry

The iba is considered the leading global trade fair for the bakery, confectionery, and snack industries. It serves as a global highlight for bakers and confectioners. Since its inception in 1949, it has established itself as an indispensable platform for industry experts, decision-makers, and professionals. Held every three years in the fall, it attracts thousands of visitors and is organized by the GHM Society for Craft Fairs mbH..

Within the spacious grounds, the iba showcases a broad spectrum of topics. These range from raw materials and baking ingredients to production and packaging techniques, and even complete interior designs for bakeries, confectioneries, and cafes. Highlights of the fair include innovations in packaging technology, process optimization, sales and POS store construction, production technology and accessories, as well as frozen and ready-made products. Other areas like logistics, energy, ventilation and air conditioning technology, IT solutions, and services are also extensively presented.

A standout feature of the iba is its comprehensive representation of the entire value chain of the bakery, confectionery, and snack industries. This provides visitors with the opportunity to gain a complete overview of current trends, technologies, and solutions. Moreover, the fair is an excellent platform for networking, initiating business, and exchanging expertise.

In summary, the iba is not just a meeting point for the most successful companies in the industry but also a place of learning, discovery, and networking. Anyone active in the bakery, confectionery, or snack industries, or interested in them, should not miss this globally recognized industry gathering.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 6 days of the fair, from 15. September to 20. September 2018, about 1300 exhibitors and 77000 visitors from 170 countries on the iba in Munich.

The iba will take place on 5 days from Sunday, 18. May to Thursday, 22. May 2025 in Düsseldorf.

In 298 days
18.05.2025 - 22.05.2025*
Sunday - Thursday, 5 days
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Fair location:

Messe Düsseldorf,
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH
Paul-Wassermann-Str. 5
81829 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)89 1891490
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Past editions:
  • 22. - 26. October 2023
  • 15. - 20. September 2018
    • 1300 exhibitors
    • 77000 visitors
  • 12. - 17. September 2015
  • 16. - 21. September 2012

Fair location:

Messe Düsseldorf,
Stockumer Kirchstr. 61, 40474 Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: air boxes, automated picking systems, back mats, baking agents, baking sheets, basket washing machines, beater, cake divider, coffee, coffee machine, cookie cutter, cutting machines, delicatessen, disposable packaging, fans, flavors, floor coverings, food hygiene, frozen foods, gluten-free products, hot drinks, humidifiers, icing bag, ingredients, kneading machines, knives, labeling, lactose-free products, microwave, mixers, ovens, premixes, production technology, raw materials, refrigerated display cabinets, Refrigerating systems, sealing, shop lighting, silicone baking materials, Snacks, spices, storage systems, store concepts, store design, suction, toaster, tray cleaning machines, vacuum equipment, vegan products, ventilation equipment, wall coverings, waste separation tank, wedding cakes, work clothing, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the iba taking place?
The iba fair takes place in Düsseldorf, at the Messe Düsseldorf.

When is the iba taking place?
Visit the iba from 18. - 22. May 2025.

How often does the iba take place?
The iba takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the iba?
The iba is an exhibition for Bakery, Bakery Products and Confectionery.