The AIBI Congress is being held in Hamburg – Germany from 22-24 May 2024.

This recurrent biennial event for the bakery industry profiled itself as an important networking point that the bakery community puts high in its agenda. It is an important hub of networking and information for anyone who is involved in the bakery business, including suppliers and downstream partners.

The 38th edition of the Congress promises to be up to this tradition, under the unique professional and convivial atmosphere that prevails to the AIBI Congress.

The Congress offers a wide range of networking opportunities for all delegates and a small exhibition area for sponsors seeking to enhance their visibility.

AIBI and VDG, the Verband Deutscher Großbäckereien, are teaming up to deliver and manage this event up to the standards delegates have come to expect.

About AIBI

The International Association of Plant Bakeries was founded in Paris in 1956 and at present has 14 national member organisations. Alibi’s key task is to represent its members’ interests, especially before European and international institutions.

About VDG

The Verband Deutscher Großbäckereien e.V. (German Plant Bakers Association) is the trade association for branch and delivery wholesale bakeries. Industrial bakeries represent by far the largest share of the German sector’s turnover of more than 20 billion euros. The president of the association is Prof Dr Ulrike Detmers, Mestemacher Group Gütersloh. The managing director of the association is Armin Juncker.

Registration is open until 13 May 2024.

Early registration until 31 January 2024.

Register now!

Programme and Speakers

The programme seeks to explore the profound changes that lie ahead and provide inspirational insights as to how to navigate them, including sessions with prominent industry leaders sharing their views and strategic reflections.

View full programme here.

More about speakers can be found here.


AIBI Congress 2024 is taking place in Hamburg, Germany, the Free and Hanseatic city. While keeping something of its medieval independence and particularism, Hamburg is the second largest port and commercial center of Germany, and one of largest and busiest ones in Europe. It is a world-renowned business hub that has retained its characteristic individuality.

The congress venue is the Grand Elysee Hotel, which is located right in the heart of the city and combines modern amenities and spa facilities.

Information about Travel & Venue is available here.