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Exhibiting: More than a Booth

By Bobbie Strohbusch posted 10-18-2019 08:57


Where can you find over 10,000 dairy, deli, and bakery professionals under one roof swapping ideas, inspiration, and innovation? The same place where you can witness over 800 companies exhibiting their products: the IDDBA tradeshow.

Our tradeshow has built a distinguished reputation over the years. With this reputation comes pride and responsibility. Pride, because of the success and growth that we’ve seen over the last 55 years of being an association that serves the dairy, deli, bakery, and foodservice industry 365 days. Alongside our pride is the responsibility to deliver what we promise to our members and show attendees. It is IDDBA’s responsibility to not only make sure our show floor gives you and your company the opportunity to build valuable connections, but also build a stronger business that in return grows our industry.

By fostering lasting relationships between our show goers, we establish a community that promotes us personally and professionally. It is this community that will push your company forward with the tools you need to be successful, whether you’re big or small, a retailer or manufacturer, there’s a place for you at our show. IDDBA emphasizes the concept of community because we hear the challenges that our industry faces, and we understand that we can overcome challenges in numbers by sharing solutions with each other. The community we’ve formed on the IDDBA show floor is one that brings us back year after year. It’s on the floor that we see collaboration and ingenuity meet.

In 2018, openings of establishments with employees surpassed one million for the first time by increasing by 30,000 from 2017 (U.S. Small Business Administration). Small businesses are making a splash in our economy, country, and the dairy, deli, bakery industry. As the economic landscape continues to shift and grow, so does our show floor. Making its debut at IDDBA 20 in Indianapolis is The Visionary Pavilion. This new, unique, and exclusive area is our way of showing support to new companies that are beginning to make their mark in the industry. The Visionary Pavilion is designed to position the new exhibitors at the front of our show, giving them the premium location within the gateway to the show floor. We understand that the smaller start-up companies sometimes need an extra hand to get their brands out there, which is why we’re extending ours.

IDDBA 20 is approximately 226 days away. Exhibit booth applications are open and so is our community. Join the community that we’ve developed over the course of five decades. We’re ready for you to experience the largest dairy, deli, and bakery tradeshow in the country. Find us in Indianapolis between May 31 – June 2, 2020 to jump start your business.