International Attendees

Dear ICES International Members and Representatives,

I have been appointed as the new International Chair / Liaison. For me it is an honor to be able to collaborate with all the international members in everything that they require. As an International member, I know that on many occasions we need great support, to be able to make our annual trip to the Convention.

I want to let you know that you can count on me to clarify any doubts, concerns and to help in any way that is necessary so that the magic of ICES reaches more and more countries and homes. The international members are one of the most important links of our organization, it is very important that you know, that you are important to us.

Write me and share your concerns, I am here to help you.

Now is the time to start making plans to attend the ICES and Show Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 26-29, 2018. It will be a fantastic experience; the city is very beautiful and this year’s convention center is a lovely place. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a show full of new experiences and a city full of places to visit, to know and to walk. Many of you will require an INVITATION LETTER to get your Visa to enter the United States. I am your contact for this request. Include the following information:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport, your residence address (many of our records show your mailing address).
  • Passport number
  • Sex of the member because we make statements about her or him.

Do you have a bakery business?

  • If you do, I need the name of the business and the direction of the business. If you work outside your home, that is fine, too.
  • Tax number for the business.
  • If you do not own a cake business, do you work in a cake business? If so, please send me that information.

Your request can be sent by e-mail to Be sure to write “Invitation ICES” in the subject line so that it opens as soon as it arrives. You can also send your application to Membership Coordinator, Helen Osteen at 2502 Esther Ave., Pasadena, Texas 77502-3239.

Your request for this letter must be sent to me as soon as you decide to come to the US. This application MUST be received no later than two (2) months before the ICES Show, i.e. … the final date is May 20, 2018.

The ICES Convention and Show of 2018 will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati. The online registration for the convention begins on April 1, 2018. The early registration fee is $190.00 for ICES members. After June 1, 2018 the registration fee is $ 225.00. All prices are subject to change and are in US dollars.

Tickets for demonstrations are $ 7.00 each and you can purchase up to a total of eight (8) tickets with your registration. Hands-on classes are $ 75.00 each. You will be limited to three (3) classes during early bird registration. You can register for more classes after June 2, 2018.

Do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you have questions or concerns.

Osires Barbosa (Oss)
International Chair & International Liaison  
Calle 23 # 74B-33, Modelia, Bogota, Colombia