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Bakery Congress 2017 (April 23 & 24 – Canada) had record breaking participation + 25% increase

BAC’s Bakery Congress 2017 Trade Show & Conference  held April 23rd and 24th at Vancouver BC had more than 25% increase in show participation, the event has established a new benchmark!. Some 2,200 baking and food industry personnel participated in the two days of trade show & conference. Particularly encouraging was that baker and food service category attendance has seen a huge increase of 35% from the last time the event was held in Vancouver.

The show floor was sold out with baking industry products and services by Canadian and US companies representing domestic and international products & 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 higher participation in 2017 is a clear indication that bakery business in Canada is performing well, especially  the independent bakery/cafe business category including artisanal bakers.  Other reasons that can be attributed to the growth of the event are location and timing, the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre appealed to the participants in many ways and proved to be very convenient in terms of access, hotels, evening engagements for business and personal meetings & entertainment.

A highlight of the trade show floor provided by students and instructors of Vancouver Community College and Vancouver Island University  were their demos in the feature area both days.  Attendees had a chance to see baked products production, desserts, sugar craft and various machine operations and more.

BAC is currently planning the next event Bakery Showcase 2018, this will be a two day Trade Show & Conference  April 29th & 30th  at the The International Centre, Toronto (Mississauga) Canada. Exhibit space reservation & sponsorship will commence in July/August, for details please email Ahmed Mutaher at amutaher@baking.ca or call +1 905 405 0288 extension 22.

 The Baking Association of Canada (BAC) is Canada’s trade association representing the country’s over $8 billion commercial, retail and in-store bakeries as well suppliers to the baking industry. BAC’s members currently represent more than 80% of the nation’s production capacity within the industry producing a wide range of products including breads and rolls, cakes, pastries, cookies and other sweet goods along with semi-finished or par-baked, frozen products. www.baking.ca




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