A demonstration theatre, artisan masterclasses, competitions and a working bakery are among the highlights of next year's Baking Industry Exhibition.

A patrons' board has been formed to ensure the mix of features and exhibitors at the show is right. It includes Tesco's category development manager Neil Franklin, Chatwin's Trevor Mooney, miller Rank Hovis, bakery chain Paul and The Grocer's editor, Adam Leyland.

The Baking Industry Exhibition will run from 6-9 April 2008 alongside the Convenience Retailing Show, Food & Drink Show and Foodex Meatex. William Reed, which publishes The Grocer, runs all four exhibitions.