PUNTOITALY No37 January - 2024

In the Pastry Arena, there will be the World Junior Pastry Championship, reserved for the best talents under 23 years of age, whereas the Italian Senior and Junior Pastry Championship will be held with the themes “Traveling East” and “A sustainable future”, respectively. The Bakery Arena will host the “Young Ideas” competition, aimed at talents of the flour arts from the Italian hospitality schools and professional training institutions. The Gelato World Cup is returning to the Gelato Area, the most important competition in the world that includes trials in gelato, pastry, chocolate, foodservice and ice sculpture. Participants must face 7 gelato production tests, 3 artistic tests and the execution of a final buffet where each team will exhibit their results of the trials. Furthermore, with Sigep Gelato d’Oro, the best Italian gelato and pastry professionals will be awarded, and they will go on to participate in the second edition of the Gelato Europe Cup, scheduled for Sigep 2025. The events in the Coffee Arena related to the finals of the Italian Barista and Coffee Championship are also highly anticipated: there will be 6 competitions that will allow the finalists to access the international circuit of the World Coffee Events and represent Italy in the world. Stay up to date with news about Sigep: www.sigep.it Anticipation is growing for Sigep - The World Dolce Expo, organized by Italian Exhibition Group. The 45th edition will be held January 20 - 24 at the Rimini Convention Centre. The tradeshow is a showcase for excellence in the artisanal gelato, pastry, bakery, coffee and chocolate industries. The event is constantly growing, as shown by the numbers: 28 pavilions, within a renewed functional layout for the visit of buyers and operators, with over 1200 brands that will occupy the 129 thousand square meters of exhibition space. Thanks to the collaboration with the industries’ artisanal and industrial Associations, along with the national and global associations of gelato and pastry chefs, bakers, barmen and coffee specialists, the 2024 edition will foster new business and networking opportunities while providing insights into foreign markets. This is an inevitable path considering Sigep’s international projection confirmed by its recent expansion into Asian markets: in 2023, the greatest new development was opening in the Chinese market with Sigep China, held in the city of Shenzhen (bordering Hong Kong), as well as the launch of Sigep Asia in Singapore. The six “Arenas” dedicated to workshops, demonstrations and the most important international competitions in the industry have been confirmed. Prestigious showcase for Dolce SIGEP 20 - 24 January 2024 - HTTPS://EN.SIGEP.IT/ 166