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ibex - powered by südback and Ibaktech

Messe Stuttgart is extending its portfolio in Iran by taking over ibex, the largest Iranian trade fair for bakery and confectionery technology. ibex has been in existence since 2007. The last event in November 2017 attracted 138 exhibitors from 16 countries. In its capacity as organiser of the event, Messe Stuttgart will be responsible for dealing with everything relating to exhibitors and implementing the 12th ibex from 22 - 25 November 2018 at Tehran International Permanent Fairground.

Messe Stuttgart: specialist for bakery and confectionery trade fairs

  • Ibaktech Istanbul: leading trade fair in Turkey with an exhibition area of 50,000 square metres, 366 exhibitors from 18 countries (2016) and regional offshoots in Ankara and Izmir. Will be held for the 12th time in Istanbul in 2018.
  • südback: the leading trade fair for the bakery trade in Germany has been staged in Stuttgart for 35 years. 691 exhibitors from 23 countries presented their products and services on an area of 55,000 square metres in 2017; 37,000 visitors flocked into the exhibition halls.

Strong partners

The partners of ibex are the largest Iranian industrial associations for the mill, bakery technology and bakery industries:

  • Federation of the Iranian Food Industry
  • Iran Bread Union
  • Bulk and Semi-Bulk Bread Union
  • Iranian Bread Producer & Exporter Federation.

Over 1,400 companies are organised in the Federation of the Iranian Food Industry. ibex will therefore receive the full backing of the entire industry. 

The institutional backbone is formed by KANON, the Research Centre for Bakery Technology, and the Committee for Agriculture, Water Management and the Food Industry of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce.

Exhibition portfolio

Baking and Confectionary Machinery Milling and Flour producing technology
Raw material and additivesPackaging Machinery and Equipment
Shop fittingsSnacks
CoffeeConfectionary flavours

Information on the industry in Iran

Iran is a growth region and the gateway to the Middle East. There is high market potential for the bakery industry:

  • Leading position with an annual per capita consumption of bread amounting to 160 kg
  • Market value of the Iranian food and agroindustry: $50 billion  
  • Annual production volume in the food industry: 90 million tonnes
  • Imports of bakery and confectionery machinery: $28.3 million (2016)
  • Main supplier countries for imports are Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, China, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain and Russia
  • 17,400 bakeries in Iran, 6,000 alone in Tehran
  • 12.200 active production units in food and processing industries
  • 80 million inhabitants
  • 4.6% increase in GDP to $385 billion in 2018 (estimated)
  • Economic structure: 51% services, 41% industry, 9% agriculture

Messe Stuttgart, an Iran expert

Messe Stuttgart has its own representative in Tehran and has been staging the international trade fair AMB Iran annually since 2016. The teams in Stuttgart and Tehran are responsible for managing everything relating to exhibitors and for the preparation and implementation of the trace fair.

Take advantage of the assistance from country experts and a professional organisation "Made in Germany" when preparing for the trade fair!



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