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IBIEducate 2021 in Kansas City cancelled

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After an exhaustive process of due diligence conversations and staff preparation efforts, the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the Baking Equipment Manufacturers & Allieds (BEMA) have come to the difficult decision to cancel IBIEducate 2021 in Kansas City, Mo.

The health, safety and positive experience for attendees are of paramount importance. Therefore, IBIEducate 2021 organizers determined this extremely hands-on conference would better serve the industry at a more opportune time.

“We deeply regret having to make this decision,” said Robb MacKie, president and CEO, ABA. “However, we know having this specific event at this time would not be the best experience for attendees despite the top-notch curriculum and safety planning by ABA and BEMA.”

“Obviously, the decision to cancel is a disappointment,” said Kerwin Brown, president and CEO, BEMA. “Bringing the industry together and providing opportunities for education and networking is at the heart of our mission. The foundation for a phenomenal event has been created, and we look forward to executing those plans when the time is right.”


Despite the cancellation of IBIEducate 2021, ABA and BEMA encourage employees in the baking industry to virtually attend their partner event Iba.Connecting Experts from October 25 to 28, 2021. Based on the areas of interest, the platform will recommend tailored content such as lectures or product presentations. Registration is free.

Here are the next steps that IBIEducate 2021 will be taking to contact existing IBIEducate 2021 registrants:

Registration fees will be refunded by the method they were submitted.
Sponsorship fees will be refunded by the method they were submitted.

All reservations made in the IBIEducate 2021 block will be automatically canceled at no penalty to the attendee.
All attendees will receive a cancellation notice from the hotel.

Next steps
The International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) will be held on Sept 17-21, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nev. Registration is now open for attendees.

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