International Visitors Up 10% at Rhex/Sigep

Over 1000 companies and 180,000 visitors attended this year’s artisan gelato, foodservice bakery and pastry trade fair Sigep/Rhex, organized by Rimini Fiera. Of these, close to 40,000 were international guests, representing an increase of 10% compared to last year, the organizers said.

“The figures reward us, certifying the success of a long-term strategy and systematic activity supported by our considerable financial investments. We scored a bulls-eye by targeting internationality as a factor for development, generating promotion and business projects all year,” said Lorenzo Cagnoni, Rimini Fiera.

Sigep 2015 also hosted the launch of the new edition of Gelato World Tour with dates all over the world, for the promotion of Italian artisan gelato and for the recognition given to gelato parlors abroad, which offer quality-certified Italian-made products.

“As well as the impressive increase, there was also satisfied feedback from exhibitors and visitors who came to Rimini Fiera from all over the world to take advantage of the business meetings. Very many companies report records as far as contacts and contracts are concerned,” said Rimini Fiera business unit manager Patrizia Cecchi.

The next edition of the trade fair takes place in 2016, from January 23rd to 27th.

Sigep Gelato Winners
Gelato makers: 1st Giordy Luca Babbo – 2nd Stefano Dassie
Chefs: 1st Alberto Carretta – 2nd Stefano Buttazzoni
Pastry Chefs: 1st Antonio Capuano – 2nd Giacomo Siracusano
Ice sculptors: 1st Amelio Mazzella di Regnella – 2nd Mauro Sbalzer

1st Antica Gelateria Strati – Enrico Cusenza (Siderno, Reggio Calabria)
2nd Lampone e cioccolato – Lucia Gobetto (Castiglione Torinese, Turin)
3rd Gelateria Pasticceria Papa (Sidney, Australia)

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