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Casablanca, March 21st, 2013




The International Union of Bakers (UIB) and the International Union of Confectioners (UIPCG) have decided to merge, thus constituting the International Union of Bakers and Confectioners (UIBC), starting next January 1st, 2014. On this date, the assets of both Unions will be put in common.

The decisions to dissolve UIPCG and UIB were respectively made during the extraordinary Congresses that UIPCG held in Hamburg (Germany) last March 10th and UIB held in Casablanca (Morocco), last March 21st.

Over the last months, both global organisations have worked jointly on the By-Laws of the new International Union to be created, in order to ensure a balanced development of both bakers and pastry chefs worldwide.

UIB and UIPCG will continue working until the end of 2013, while all Delegates from both International Unions will be invited to take part in the Congress to be held in Granada (Spain), from September 13th to 16th, 2013, where UIBC will be formally constituted and its new Presidium elected. This Congress will coincide with the International Congress of Nutrition (ICN’2013), where presentations on bread and its nutritional importance in every healthy diet will be made for the first time in the history of ICN.


The International Union of Bakers and Bakers-Confectioners (UIB), represents more than 300.000 bakeries, employing over 4 million people in 45 countries throughout the five continents of the world. Bread has been mankind’s main health food in most civilizations for more than 6,000 years. And bakers are the persons who have been making bread daily, over these last 6,000 years, for the benefit of consumers worldwide.

Fotos: Eszter Dráskoczy, Hungary