If you’re part of the tortilla industry, you know what a great time it is to be in this business. Tortillas are the fastest growing sector of the baking industry, so as a producer there’s plenty of opportunity to pursue!
But things change fast in today’s business climate — government regulations, competition, formulation, equipment and tools, just to name a few things.
To help you get ahead and stay on top, the Tortilla Industry Association provides you with the latest information every year on key topics you need to not just survive but to thrive and prosper! Our goal is maximize the success of all our members and help grow the industry. To give you the support and information you need, we host a number of events throughout the year.
Here’s what’s coming up in 2019:
TIA 2019 Annual Convention and Trade Show
May 10-11th, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
The premier event of the year for the tortilla industry! This is your chance to mingle with professionals from all areas of our industry. The 500+ attendees are highly qualified decision-makers, such as company owners and senior plant management. Talk shop, get leads, and learn from each other as well as from our educational sessions.
This year’s educational sessions:
- The Art of Blending for Great Tortillas
- Price Risk Management and Profitability
- Plant Safety: Slip and Fall Prevention
- Flour Tortillas Characteristics and the Role of Micro Ingredients
- Healthy Tortillas Formulation Trends and Challenges
- Food as Medicine: Reducing the Latino Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic
- Natural Mold Control Options and Alternatives
- Defending Your Product Claims: GMO, All Natural, Organic and Gluten Free
- Journey to Extraordinary: From Mexico Orphanage to Selling Your Company to Campbell
TIA Tech at IBIE
September 7-8, Las Vegas
Once every 3 years TIA co-locates its TIA Tech Seminar with the IBIE Convention. This conference (International Baking Industry Exposition or IBIE) has 30,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors, making it the biggest baking industry event in the Western Hemisphere. Your TIA Tech registration gives you full access to the IBIE show at no extra charge! It’s a great chance to make connections and learn more about your trade.
At the event, we’ll discuss FSMA, kill step validation, tortilla chips, sodium reduction strategies, processing, ingredients, trends like clean label and much more! Then enjoy everything at IBIE!
Sign up for TIA tech and attend IBIE for free!
Europe Technical Conference
October 29-30, Barcelona, Spain
This is the only event in Europe that’s tailored specifically for the tortilla industry! We started this conference 3 years ago to meet the needs of our European members, helping them prepare for the fast growth of the tortilla market, and attendance has grown by double-digits each year. The educational sessions of the TIA European Seminar are tailored to Europe’s business and regulatory environment, and offer you a great opportunity to meet key tortilla professionals from 21 countries.There are also marketing and exhibitor opportunities for this event.
A few tortilla industry topics we’ll cover:
- European Market Overview
- Working with ingredients like flour, enzymes, and gluten-free
- Equipment manufactures panel
- Troubleshooting tortilla production
- Innovative solutions
- Intralox facility tour!
Last year’s event sold out early, so sign up now to save your spot!