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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Conference Program, May 23
Social Program, May 23

Session 1 – Welcome

Time and session # Themes and Speakers
09:00 – 09:15 S1.1 Opening speech by the AIBI President Georg Heberer
09:15 – 09:30 S1.2 Opening speech German authority (TBC)

Session 2 – Sustainability and energy

The sustainability of many industrial sectors is at stake and the bakery sector is significantly exposed to raw materials and energy tensions, but also to increasing societal expectations and major changes in the food chain. In this fast-moving environment, this session will take the audience along an inspiring journey, which will embrace practical, operational and strategic business aspects of sustainability.

Time and session # Themes and Speakers
09:30 – 09:40 S2.1 Moderator and Sponsor of the session introduction
09:10 – 10:00 S2.2 EU Sustainable Food Law (TBC)
10:00 – 10:20 S2.3 Energy transition in Bakery (TBC)
10:20 – 11:20 Coffee and networking break
11:20 – 11:40 S2.4 Sustainability fundamentals (TBC)
11:40 – 12:30 S2.5 Industry leaders panel discussion

Lunch and networking

Session 3 – Workforce and Digitalisation

The succession of crisis has exacerbated a pressing need to attract and stabilise workforce in the bakery sector. The high overall economic activity and the evolving worker’s profile and expectations require a deep and dynamic approach of this nowadays critical dimension of the business. This session intends to combine principles versus practical experience and tradition versus latest digital trends. The new competitive environment puts established experience at stake and calls for an open-minded reflection on the attractiveness of our sector and ways to master this.

Time and session # Themes and Speakers
14:00 – 14:00 S3.1 Moderator and Sponsor of the session introduction
14:10 – 14:30 S3.2 The search for meaning in work (TBC)
14:30 – 14:50 S3.3 Artificial intelligence / real bread (TBC)
14:50 – 15:30 Coffee and networking break
15:30 – 15:50 S3.4 Workforce crisis and solution (TBC)
15:50 – 17:00 S3.5 Industry leaders panel discussion

Gala dinner

Gala dinner aboard the Rickmer Rickmers

Rickmer Rickmers – Hamburg harbour

The Gala dinner will take place on board the museum ship Rickmer Rickmers, which is a 1896 built three-masts sailboat. It is moored at the core of the Hamburg harbour and is an stablished hallmark museum and restaurant in Hamburg. Cocktails will be served on the desk (whether permitting) and dinner inside for a memorable evening.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Conference Program, May 24
Social Program, May 24

Session 4 – International Development

While the global population is expected to reach 10 billion individuals by 2050, bread, as one of the most fundamental and traditional forms of human nutrition, has a pivotal role to play. Yet, this strong reality is so far poorly acknowledged amongst international bodies and institutions. Exports and developments beyond their traditional boundaries and types of products is a new reality for a growing number of industrial bakers, as well as the installation of capacity in third countries. This session will pursue AIBI’s objective to further tighten the links between the bakers organisations and operators from the main global regions and pursue their joined aspiration for visibility at international level. Speakers will bring the audience through the cultural aspects of bread consumption in the different regions and related market developments aspects.

Time and session # Themes and Speakers
09:00 – 09:10 S4.1 Moderator and Sponsor of the session introduction
09:10 – 09:20 S4.2 Global economic outlook (TBC)
09:20 – 10:20 S4.3 Update by region (TBC)
10:20 – 11:00 Coffee and networking break
11:00 – 11:45 S4.4 Update by region (cont.) (TBC)
11:45 – 12:10 S4.5 Platform discussion across regions
12:10 – 12:20 Closing of the Congress

Farewell lunch

Program for accompanying persons

Date Time Event
May 23 9.30-16.00 (TBC)
May 24 9.30-12.00 (TBC)


The organiser reserves the right to change the program.