AIBI Congress 30 May – 2 June 2019

The XXXVI AIBI Congress

The 36th AIBI Congress took place in Manchester from 30 May to 2 June 2019.  The event was attended by circa 200 delegates from the UK and across Europe and the programme considered ‘The Bakery of the future’ with an exciting line up of speakers including:

Ross Warburton – Executive Director of Warburtons who has played an active role in its transition to take the family business from a Northern brand to a truly national one and set out their vision to become Britain’s Favourite Baker.

Sir John Timpson – Chairman of Timpson’s, a shoe repair and key cutting chain with1,900 stores. Famous for radical management thinking including his practice of ‘upside-down management’ that empowers front-line colleagues.

Robb MacKie – President and CEO of the American Bakers Association (ABA) and chief advocate and spokesperson for the baking industry. The ABA represents the interests of the $102 billion wholesale baking industry.

Sebastian Marcu – Founder of Bake In Space, a startup that seeks to address the scientific and technical challenges relating to the production of fresh food in space.

Copies of the speaker’s presentations and photographs from the event are now available on the AIBI website at:

Then next congress will take place 27th – 30th May 2021 in Bled, Slovenia.