A sweet, sweet Lady
The 2019 edition of Sigep will be its sweetest ever.
Next 19-23 January the trade show will celebrate its 40th anniversary by welcoming the most prestigious companies in the Italian and international supply chain of products and technologies for gelato, confectionery, bakery and coffee to the pavilions of Fiera di Rimini.
Organized by the Italian Exhibition Group, the event features a busy calendar of competitions, meetings and advanced training that confirm its role as a prestigious international hub for the foodservice channel.
The organizational elements underpinning the event’s success are well known and highly praised: the participation of industry leaders in a setting that brings together product value chains, international competitions, meetings of world confectionery masters, and specialized training.
The 5th edition of the Junior Pastry World Championship will see the participation of 12 of the best pastry chefs aged 23 or younger arriving from the five continents.
At Sigep Gelato d’Oro the finalists of the nine events held throughout the year in Italy will compete and will participate in the selection for the team that will represent the country at the 9th World Cup of Gelato, which will take place at Sigep in 2020.
Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan have meanwhile already chosen their teams for the world challenge.
The selections will continue throughout the next year on all continents, bringing the number of teams competing to 12. Sigep is organizing several events around the world to promote products Made in Italy and to create business relations, in order to further boost the trade show’s international profile.
In particular, the event supports and promotes Gelato Festival, the great tour that travels to cities in Italy, the rest of Europe, and then on to the United States.
The international stages of the Pastry Events will take place in Manila and Gurgaon, India in September and in Lyon in October.
Sigep is looking to the future, focusing more than ever on growth.
This focus is evident in the recent renewals of four-year agreements signed with Acomag and Aiipa, respectively the National Association of Gelato Machine Furnishing Equipment Manufacturers which represents the 14 most important Italian manufacturers of machinery and display cases for artisanal gelato (whose products account for 90% of global production), and the Italian Association of Food Products – Gelato Product Group, one of the leading industrial organizations in the country, a member of Confindustria, which includes over 300 companies, 25 of which in the Artisanal Gelato Group.