American Bakers Association

The Voice
Of the Baking

Since 1897

Serving Members from global wholesale baking companies and suppliers to baking industry entrepreneurs, the American Bakers Association (ABA) is the only bakery-specific national and state trade association, delivering results on priorities affecting the companies that feed the world.

Baking Strong

ibie 2022

Co-owned by ABA - it's the Western Hemisphere’s largest baking industry trade show and the U.S. grain sector’s most important event. Held every three years, IBIE is a can't-miss gathering of the global baking industry.

Celebrating 125

Founded in 1897, the American Bakers Association has evolved through the years into the ABA you know today. In 2022, we celebrate our Members, our association's 125th Anniversary, and the bright future of the baking community.

bakers resources

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., ABA took immediate steps to support our Members during this crisis. This toolkit provides workplace prevention strategies and best practices.


What Our Membership Offers

American Bakers Association

ABA's Bakers Manufacturing Academy, custom training solutions, frontline and executive leadership programs, Baking Works industry job board, and workforce recruitment tools are tailor-made for nearly 800K baking industry employees.

American Bakers Association

A dedicated team of in-house legislative and regulatory experts promotes, supports, and drives positive results for the highly specific needs of the baking industry.


The baking industry connects at ABA events. Virtual and in-person gatherings provide opportunities for everyone from executive leaders to entry-level employees. 



American Bakers Association 2023 Convention

2023 ABA Convention

Mar 26, 2023
9:00 AM
Amelia Island, FL
Ritz Carlton Amelia Island

The premier annual event for baking industry leaders. Events include trends presentations, customer panels, and B2B networking for bakers, suppliers, and industry partners.

aba at ibie

International Baking Industry Exposition

Sep 17, 2022
9:00 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center

As IBIE co-owner, the American Bakers Association has a unique perspective of the show and how Members can maximize their experience.


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