From 19th to 23rd January, at Rimini Expo Centre, Italian Exhibition Group will celebrate the 40th anniversary along with the key players of the world of the great Italian and international trade of products and technology for gelato, pastry, bakery and coffee.
After the record-breaking figures of the previous edition (with 135,746 Italian buyers and 32,202 foreign buyers from 180 countries), SIGEP is ready to accelerate further, in coherence with development strategies outlined by IEG’s five-year industrial plan. A plan under the banner of investments in structures, innovation and internationality, in order to confirm its roles as the major international hub for the foodservice channel.
The ingredients that ensure the expo’s success are well-known and appreciated: the participation of the leaders in a logic of integration between product chains, international contests, reunions of the world’s confectionery Masters and specialist training.
As far as gelato is concerned, at SIGEP Gelato d’Oro, the finalists of the nine scheduled appointments during the year in Italy will compete and select the team that will represent Italy at the IX Gelato World Cup 2020.
For the world competition, in February in Mexico City, and in April, in Singapore, the first foreign selections were staged for the Gelato World Cup, at which the first four teams were chosen to compete in Rimini in 2020: Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan. In 2019, the selections will continue until the number of teams reaches 12.