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Record participation at 2017 Baking Congress

Posted on June 14, 2017

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Originally posted at World Bakers

Participation figures at BAC’s Bakery Congress 2017 Trade Show and Conference show an increase in attendance of more than 25%: 2,200 baking and food industry professionals took part in the two days of trade show and conference. About 35% more bakers and foodservice representatives joined the Congress, compared with the last time the event was held in Vancouver.

The show floor included baking industry products and services by Canadian and US companies representing domestic and international products and brands; however, the show also had a good number of direct international exhibitors that included companies from UK, Spain, Japan, France, China, UAE and South Africa. 

The sold out event and high participation figures in 2017 indicate a positive performance of the bakery business in Canada, especially independent bakery/cafe businesses including artisanal bakers, the organizer considers.

The event are location and timing also contributed to the event’s success: the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre appealed to the participants and proved to be very convenient in terms of access, hotels, evening engagements for business and personal meetings and entertainment.

(Baking and Pastry) students and instructors of Vancouver Community College and Vancouver Island University presented their demos in the feature area both days. Highlights included baked products production, desserts, sugar craft and various machine operations.

The event, organized by The Baking Association of Canada (BAC) was held April 23-24, in Vancouver B.C.

BAC is currently planning the next event, Bakery Showcase 2018, a two day trade show and conference to be held in April 29-30, at the International Centre, Toronto (Mississauga) Canada. 

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